The first opportunity for information and assistance when you arrive in Everglades National Park, the Ernest Coe Visitor Center is worth a stop when visiting the park. With educational exhibitions and plenty of maps, the Ernest Coe Visitor Center is the perfect place to get an overview of the extensive offerings in the Everglades. Be sure to stay for a showing of River of Life, a 15-minute film that provides an excellent park overview. The Coe Visitor Center also provides information on park ranger-led activities (mostly talks and some walks) as well as details about boat tours and canoe rentals.
Ernest Coe Visitor Center is located at 40001 State Road 9336, about 11 miles southwest of Homestead, FL. The Visitor Center is open 365 days a year, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Entrance to the Visitor Center is free; entrance to the Everglades National Park through the Ernest Coe Visitor Center is $10 per vehicle for a seven day pass.