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Royal Palm Visitor Center

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Address: 4 miles west of Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL
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+1 305-242-7700
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The original center of the National Park with an abundance of trees and...

The original center of the National Park with an abundance of trees and nature.

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Lovely sunrise /sunset at the Everglade National Park, Florida City

If you like ..nature/// love nature this is place to take picture, this is natural way when Columbus came to America ..and the indian live in the area fishing and hunting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like ..nature/// love nature this is place to take picture, this is natural way when Columbus came to America ..and the indian live in the area fishing and hunting .... great place to teach kids to love the land and nature...best Month to visit Feb. and March . From the entrance of the park to the end is... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see if you're going down this far. Take the Anhinga Trail. It has tons of wildlife but easy to walk. Not too long either. We went in February so the mosquitoes weren't too bad. But they're still there. Also, be aware of the vultures in the parking lot. Apparently they damage cars. Use the tarps provided or take... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Royal Palm is located just past the main park entrance west of Homestead and is a great spot to see wildlife. We visited on our last day in the Everglades. Throughout the park, and especially at Royal Palm, black vultures may attack cars and try to remove windshield wipers and weather stripping. The park service provides tarps and bungee cords... More 

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Provo, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we didn't see any vultures eating rubber off of cars we didn't want to take our chances so we used a tarp and bungee cords, provided free of cost, to cover our rental car. Others didn't use tarps and their cars seemed fine. The visitors' center is small but nice. The first time we were there the bathrooms were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The visitor center has good information about the Everglades. The trail is not as interesting as Anhinga.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The boardwalk system provided easy access to the wildlife areas. The variety of wildlife was amazing and the educational resources were helpful to learn more of the area and its history. Bring your camera and take your time to observe quietly.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here when we visited the Anhinga Trail. Clean facility with gift shop. Staff was very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend to busy this visitor center before you head out to various trail or entrance. Everglades is huge, numerous entrance and stops, far away from each other. This visitor center has all the information you need to know to plan your visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed this stop at the Royal Palm visitor center. The walking trails are full of flora and fauna of the Everglades. From alligators to birds, fish, Palm trees and gumbo limbo trees. A gift shop and restrooms are present, clean and well maintained.

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Not much to this visitors center. Restrooms, quick access to 2 short trails and small gift shop was pretty much all there is.

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