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Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center

11 mi southwest of Homestead on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL
+1 305-242-7700
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Good introduction to the park

Situated before the park entrance gate and pay booth, you can get a full low down on what's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mabinho
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Seville, Spain
Visit Here, but Avoid the Park

The visitor center is informative. The video is shown when you ask for it. You can come here for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HalfWeekTripper
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Houston, Texas
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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11 mi southwest of Homestead on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL
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+1 305-242-7700
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Situated before the park entrance gate and pay booth, you can get a full low down on what's happening before going into the park itself. Irma has left its mark on the park, and some things will take a long time to recover. Others things...More

Thank mabinho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visitor center is informative. The video is shown when you ask for it. You can come here for free. Since currently the tower is not available and there’s nothing much open at Flamingo, you can essentially pay $25 to walk the Anhinga Trail; we...More

Thank HalfWeekTripper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Visitor's Center is really nice. It is very peaceful to sit out on the deck in the rocking chairs out in the everglades and watch nature in front of you. Saw a visiting alligator. Very neat! Got a neat paw stamp for the National...More

Thank marykatherine2016
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Great park Rangers, informative displays about park & what you can expect & hope to see. Pond overlook & areas outside where you can look for wildlife.

Thank amharlequin
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We drove from Fort Lauderdale and decided to go through Miami and Homestead and enter Everglades National Park from here. The visitor center was our first stop. Very informative and an excellent place to start our Everglades adventure.

Thank jpwiii1958
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is the access to the park from homestead and Miami. Shortly after this Visitor Center you had the opportunity to take several hikes. I can highly recommend the Anhinga trail.

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The Ernest F. Cow Visitor Center is a very informative place. Information about the Everglades is displayed in big wall displays and interactive media stations. You will learn about the ecosystem, wetlands and the wild life in a simple but effective way. I will definitely...More

Thank Futbolking
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here before driving to flamingo visitor center. Have bug spray for mosquitoes. Gift shop closes at 4:30 pm. Bathrooms are opened.

Thank Louisianatraveler11
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful visitors center. They have very cool detailed displays of the Everglades and its flora & fauna, also a nice gift shop inside. But don't stop here! Take the ride through the park & explore! The River of Grass is magical!

Thank VictoriaPrice
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Go to Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center to see the Larry Perez video (worth the trip) and to visit the very friendly and knowledgable staff.

Thank HRL_22
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