The Everglades Sights

Flamingo Visitor Center

  • 1 Flamingo Lodge Hwy. Map It
  • Flamingo
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  • Florida Bay, Flamingo Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, Florida

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Published 09/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Check the schedule here for ranger-led activities, such as naturalist talks, trail hikes, and evening programs in the 100-seat campground amphitheater, replacing the old gathering spot destroyed by 2005 hurricanes. Mosquito repellent will be your favorite take-along here. If you're starving, the center's Buttonwood Cafe (closed in summer) serves sandwiches, salads, and pizza, but really only if there's no other option for you. You'll find natural history exhibits and pamphlets on canoe, hiking, and biking trails in the second-floor Florida Bay Flamingo Museum, accessible only by stairway and a steep ramp. You can get drinks and snacks at the marina store when the café is closed.

Sight Information


1 Flamingo Lodge Hwy., Flamingo, Florida, 33034, United States

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239-695–2945; 239-695–3101-marina

Sight Details:

  • Exhibits always open, staffed mid-Nov.–mid-Apr., daily 8–4:30

Published 09/10/2015


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