The Everglades Sights

Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center

  • 40001 State Rd. 9336 Map It
  • Homestead
  • Information Center

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Get your park map here, 365 days a year, but don't just grab and go; this visitor center's numerous interactive exhibits and films are well worth your time. The 15-minute film River of Life, updated frequently, provides a succinct park overview. A movie on hurricanes and a 35-minute wildlife film for children are available upon request. Learn about the Great Water Debate, detailing how the last century's gung ho draining of swampland for residential and agricultural development also cut off water-supply routes for precious wetlands in the Everglades ecosystem. You'll also find a schedule of daily ranger-led activities, mainly walks and talks; information on the popular Nike missile site tour (harking back to the Cuban missile crisis era); and details about canoe rentals and boat tours at Flamingo. The Everglades Discovery Shop stocks books, kids' stuff, plus insect repellent, sunscreen, and water. Coe Visitor Center, which has restrooms, is outside park gates, so you can stop in without paying park admission.

Sight Information

Address:

40001 State Rd. 9336, Homestead, Florida, 33034, USA

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Phone:

305-242–7700

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/06/2017

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