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Royal Palm Visitor Center

4 miles west of Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL 33034
305-242-7237
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Nice place to visit before walking trail

very informative visitor center. Rangers present to go out on trail with you to explain things. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BeRealMar
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Des Moines, Iowa
Nice

Seem to be clean enough they had nice bathrooms there was a shop we didn't go in but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gatorsos
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Franklin, Tennessee
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The original center of the National Park with an abundance of trees and nature.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gumbo limbo” (27 reviews)
“anhinga trail” (47 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:15
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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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305-242-7237
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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

1  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 12 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
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We chosen Royal Palm visitor center over Shark Valley and that was good move. Royal Palm has a small visitor center with great trails and lot of animals to see. Actually Royal Palm was faster accessed by car from Miami than Shark Valley. We arrived...More

Thank Antti L
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My family loved this short walking tour of the everglades. There is a ton of wildlife and both kids were able to get tons of close pics of gators and other assorted animals. I highly recommend.

Thank ksbirdhunter
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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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