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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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Small visitor center inside of park

Beware of vultures destroying cars. they provide free tarps and bungee cords to cover your car. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
k p
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Cleveland, Ohio
Gators up close !!!

We joined the ranger guided walking tour down the Anhinga trail and it was brilliant ! She knew her... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BenWLondon
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London
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The original center of the National Park with an abundance of trees and nature.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gumbo limbo” (27 reviews)
“visitor center” (45 reviews)
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LOCATION
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 2 weeks ago

Beware of vultures destroying cars. they provide free tarps and bungee cords to cover your car. We parked in the sun in the middle of the day so didn't see any vultures. They are most active in AM and late afternoon by what the ranger...More

Thank k p
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We joined the ranger guided walking tour down the Anhinga trail and it was brilliant ! She knew her stuff and explained a lot of the conservation programmes being undertaken by the state. The best bit was being super close I so many wild gators...More

Thank BenWLondon
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Got to see alligator near by, turtles, birds. This place has ramp for everyone to enjoy and walk without any problem. Place has trail which is great to just walk around and enjoy nature. There a fee to enter park but I had my park...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This visitor center—royal palm was told to Us as the best spot to see wildlife. We drove over and saw some birds and learned about the park.

Thank lollygal
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

So many different animals to see and hear, from birds to Gators truly a wonderful place to visit. Plenty of walking so I'd suggest a good pair of walking shoes, sneakers, bug repellant and water of course.

3  Thank kdhill84
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Closed due to Hurricane Irma, even though this was six weeks after. Most of the park and the trails were closed, and this wasn't advertised upon entrance.

2  Thank Andreas S
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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

3  Thank jpwiii1958
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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

2  Thank Keith C
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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
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Reviewed 2 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
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pugpower1
13 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
10 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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