The Everglades Sights

Royal Palm Visitor Center

  • Rte. 9336 Map It
  • Everglades National Park
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  • Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades State National Park, The Everglades, Florida

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Published 09/10/2015

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 virtually guaranteed. 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. As always, arm yourself with insect repellent. 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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Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, Florida, 33034, United States

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  • Daily 8–4:15

Published 09/10/2015


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