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Gulf Coast Visitor Center

Rte. 29, State Road 29, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-3311
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Good For Information, not much more

Hurricane Irma hit the Visitor Center which is closed while they renovate it. The Current Center is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MikeB1952
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Despite the Hurricane Irma hit, don't discount this attraction.

Operating out of a temporary trailer because of storm damage to the visitor's center structure... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Paul B
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“park ranger” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Rte. 29, State Road 29, Everglades City, FL 34139
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+1 239-695-3311
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"park ranger"
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"boat tour"
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"interesting displays"
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"ten thousand islands"
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"shark valley"
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"white pelicans"
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"saw dolphins"
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"wealth of knowledge"
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"a lot of fun"
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"flora and fauna"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hurricane Irma hit the Visitor Center which is closed while they renovate it. The Current Center is in a small trailer. There's not much there except a few exhibits and an information desk. But worth the stop if only to get the lay of the...More

Thank MikeB1952
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Operating out of a temporary trailer because of storm damage to the visitor's center structure, you'll still do well to stop here. The rangers staffing the site afford you a wealth of knowledge in regard to National Park attractions in the area. Having limited time...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This center was destroyed by the hurricane and has not been rebuilt yet. There is a trailer with very little in it and the worst porta potties I have ever seen. We went for the tour of the everglades, which I would certainly recommend, but...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This center is under construction. It has two rangers to answer a trailer (temporary office) full of people. Why are the Everglades visitors centers so much smaller and offer little compared to other national parks?

Thank the5hefels
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

On weekends the NPS offers a free canoe trip across the bay to Sand Fly Island. We took the trip with Andres and Richard on March 11. First you paddle about a mile across the bay into a channel through the islands. Along the way...More

1  Thank James C
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We enjoyed the boat tour provided by the Park Service. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The highlight was the dolphins that he spent a lot of time driving near so we could get good photos of. Everglades city is a cute little...More

1  Thank heidim0rgan
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Building is closed due to a 9 ft surge after recent hurricane destroyed the building, so they are under renovation. They are in a trailer with just a map. Lots of rangers though and a list of recently sighted animals.

Thank Jane D
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Ranger station, gift shop, bathrooms were damaged by Irma. So main building is closed. Plenty of parking. Temp trailer in place for the time being. Plenty of portajohns.

1  Thank MaryandBobontheroad
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Not open because of Irma, but a temp trailer is in place. The staff in the trailer were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Bud L
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Fully functional but still recovering from Hurricane Irma. 1.5 hour boat ride out to the Gulf was pleasant. Saw many dolphins. Captain Mike was very pleasant and shared a lot of interesting information. National Park Rangers were very helpful and friendly and were also a...More

Thank Whitney S
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Michael P
10 January 2017|
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Response from Hthr8 |
According to their website yes for the permits. Just search 10,000 Islands.
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vespadue
26 December 2014|
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Response from TraceyOC | Reviewed this property |
No, I believe you can arrange canoe trips with the rangers (don't know if they are free). The 2 boat trips you can purchase from the concession store and they each cost around $40. Both of them are great value for money.
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