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The Everglades Sights

Royal Palm Visitor Center

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Updated 05/09/2014

Fodor's Review

Ideal for when there's limited time to experience the Everglades, this small center with a bookstore and vending machines permits access to the Anhinga Trail boardwalk, where in winter spotting alligators congregating in watering holes is almost guaranteed. The neighboring Gumbo Limbo Trail takes you through a hardwood hammock. Combining these short strolls (½ mile or so) allows you to experience two Everglades ecosystems. Rangers conduct daily Anhinga Ambles

in season (call ahead for times). A Glades Glimpse program takes place afternoons daily in season, as do starlight walks and bike tours. If you have a mind for history, ask about narrated Nike missile site tours, stemming from the '60s-era Cuban missile crisis.

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Sight Information

Address:

4 mi west of Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, Florida, 33034, United States

Phone:

305-242–7700

Sight Details:

  • Daily 8–4:15

Updated 05/09/2014

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