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Royal Palm Visitor Center

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4 miles west of Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL 33034
+1 305-242-7237
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Watch out for the vultures

We made this our first stop into the Everglades. Luckily there were park rangers here who explained... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
jpwiii1958
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Seattle, Washington
Interesting and Engaging Ranger Lead Tour

I was visiting Miami and told by a native of 65 years that the everglades was one of the best sites... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Keith C
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Plymouth
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The original center of the National Park with an abundance of trees and nature.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gumbo limbo” (27 reviews)
“visitor center” (45 reviews)
“anhinga trail” (47 reviews)
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4 miles west of Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL 33034
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+1 305-242-7237
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We made this our first stop into the Everglades. Luckily there were park rangers here who explained that the blue tarps and bungee cords are a must. Cover your vehicle. The vultures will peck at any rubber exposed on your automobile. Especially vulnerable is windshield...More

2  Thank jpwiii1958
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I was visiting Miami and told by a native of 65 years that the everglades was one of the best sites in the area and he was right. I spent the day at the park, which was wonderful in terms of nature and sights that...More

1  Thank Keith C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

very informative visitor center. Rangers present to go out on trail with you to explain things. I was there near sunset and was very beautiful.

Thank BeRealMar
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Seem to be clean enough they had nice bathrooms there was a shop we didn't go in but well-maintained nice Boardwalk

Thank gatorsos
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Start here for the Anhinga Trail, but before you leave your car, be sure to secure a tarp over your car to keep the vultures from munching on the rubber window gaskets. There is a bin full of tarps for you, just do it! The...More

2  Thank niteowljune
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We enjoyed this Visitor center very much. It's a great way to learn about what you want to explore. The Rangers are very helpful. Take the time to explore and read about all that's going on in the Everglades before you venture out gives you...More

Thank Cassie M
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This visitor center is where the Anhinga and the Gumbo Limbo trails are located. If you don't go anywhere else in the Park, make sure that you visit this Visitor Center and the trails especially the Anhinga. The visitor center is clean and has restrooms...More

1  Thank Jon S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Really, there wasn't much here, just bathrooms and a tiny gift shop. And that's all you really need.

Thank SCDad
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Serves as the hub for 2 short easy to maneuver trails! It's a DO NOT MISS spot for sure! Take mosquito spray and a picnic!

Thank beccabaltimore
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is nice center with informative exhibits that help to understand the nearby trails. Bathroom facilities are available.

Thank A C R
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pugpower1
14 January 2015|
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Response from astrokate |
Nearly everything in the Everglades is flat, so you're probably okay. Anhinga is the most popular, for sure.
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paulsannarbor_MI
11 January 2015|
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Response from astrokate |
Only by taxi, which would be pricey. Boat tours are available in Flamingo and Everglades City, which are both very far from Miami Beach. If you're thinking air boat, those aren't allowed in the park because they're loud and... More
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