Everglades City

Everglades City Hall is the the former Old Collier County Courthouse
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Broadway on the Circle, Everglades City, FL 34139

Visiting Everglades City is like stepping into the Florida of days gone by.  Surrounded by 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, this is a small town on the edge of the Florida wilderness. Everglades City and nearby Chokoloskee Island provide a glimpse into Southwest Florida's past with several notable museums and quaint small town charm.  Known as the Stone Crab Capital of the World, Everglades City's numerous stone crab processing facilities provide ample supplies of this fresh Florida delicacy to restaurants in town and all along Florida's coast during stone crab season each year from October 15 through May 15. Everglades City is a perfect spot to savor the slower pace of a rural village, and it serves as a popular home base for avid outdoor adventurers as they head out for paddling and fishing in the Ten Thousand Islands portion of the Everglades, and for hiking in the cypress forests of the western Everglades region, known as the Big Cypress Swamp. 

Everglades City is located at 25°51′32″N 81°23′05″W. It is at the mouth of the Barron River, on Chokoloskee Bay. Chokoloskee Bay is about ten miles (16 km) long and 2 miles (3.2 km) wide, and runs southeast to northwest along the mainland of Collier County. It is separated from the Gulf of Mexico by the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2). 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (21.01%) is water. As of the 2010 Census, the city's population is 400. 

Visitor information in available from the Everglades Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at the corner of Tamiami Trail and State Road 29.  Historical information and displays are on view at the Museum of the Everglades, one of four Collier County Museums, and at Smallwood Store on Chokoloskee Island. 

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Everglades City Airboat Tours0.05 miles

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Down South Airboat Tours1.23 miles

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Captain Jack's Airboat Tours1.33 miles

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Everglades National Park1.45 miles

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Museum of the Everglades1.45 miles

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Miller's World2.85 miles

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Wooten's Everglades Airboat & Swamp Buggy Tours5.89 miles

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Historic Smallwood Store6.67 miles

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Photograph the Everglades6.72 miles

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Ochopee Post Office9.42 miles

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Susie's Station0 miles

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Grimm's Stone Crabs0.07 miles

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Ivey House Inn0.45 miles

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Camellia Street Grill0.51 miles

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Glades Haven Deli1.45 miles

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Triad Seafood Market & Cafe1.45 miles

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Oyster House Restaurant1.45 miles

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Island Cafe1.45 miles

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Rod & Gun Lodge1.45 miles

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Everglades Seafood Depot Rest. & Market1.45 miles

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Everglades City Motel0.15 miles

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Ivey House Bed and Breakfast0.45 miles

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Everglades Fishing Lodge1.08 miles

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River Wilderness Waterfront Villas1.16 miles

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Everglades Historical Bed & Breakfast and Spa1.45 miles

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Rod & Gun Lodge1.45 miles

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Captain's Table Lodge & Villas1.45 miles

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Glades Haven Cozy Cabin at Miller's World2.75 miles

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Outdoor Resorts of Chokoloskee6.53 miles

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Parkway Motel and Marina6.79 miles

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Wings - 10,000 Islands Aero Tours2.46 miles

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Everglades Airpark2.52 miles

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