Everglades City

The “pure Florida” of bygone days still exists in the Everglades region. Everglades City and nearby Chokoloskee Island give visitors a glimpse into Southwest Florida's past, with museums and small town charm. With Everglades National Park, the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Big Cypress National Preserve, the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Picayune Strand State Forest, Collier-Seminole State Park and the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park nearby, visitors can witness Florida’s true nature.

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    Gulf Coast Visitor Center

    The Gulf Coast Visitor Center for Everglades National Park, located in Everglades City, is located on State Road 29 in Everglades City.

  • Must-See Everglades Attractions
    Experience the beauty and wildlife of the Everglades, starting with these must-see things to do. Read More >
    An Everglades Adventure
    "Going west" usually means a rugged trek over bleached sands and through snow-capped mountains. If there's water, it's the austere Pacific. But in the Everglades, you'll find tha... Read More >
    Ghost Orchid Hunting
    The Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park became nationally famous following the release of Susan Orlean's book The Orchid Thief. The book examines the life of orchid "poacher" John Lar... Read More >
    Everglades Attractions
    Gulf Coast Visitor Center, Everglades National Park. The Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitor Center is the only visitor center within the park that is free. The center is located on State Road... Read More >
    Boating on Florida's Paradise Coast
    From island hopping in the famed Ten Thousand Islands to amazing eco-tours, Florida's Paradise Coast is truly a boater's paradise. Whether you're new to boating or an "old salt,"... Read More >
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    Big Cypress Gallery Swamp Walks
    Guided Swamp Walks Behind Big Cypress Gallery leaving every hour on the hour at Clyde's Annual Open Houses Labor Day Weekend and Presidents Day Weekend. October - March we offer Swamp Walks every Satu... - 1:29 Play
    Big Cypress Gallery Swamp Walks
    Guided Swamp Walks Behind Big Cypress Gallery leaving every hour on the hour at Clyde's Annual Open Houses Labor Day Weekend and Presidents Day Weekend. October - March we offer Swamp Walks every Saturday at 11:00 and 2:00 make your reservations at www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery.com or you can call Big Cypress Gallery and schedule a private walk any day of the week up to 12 people (239) 695-2428. You will have a guide to lead you into the The Big Cypress Swamp behind the swamp cottage at the Big Cypress Gallery which is a mysterious and secretive environment. There are not many people who brave the difficult swamps and cypress strands in order to understand the beauty and peace found in more than a million acres of swamps and land located in the Everglades eco-system of South Florida. The natural world of Big Cypress Swamp is a richly diverse wilderness of subtropical flora and fauna found nowhere else in our country.
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