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“Small town experience”
Review of Everglades City

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palm city,Fl
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18 reviews
5 helpful votes
“Small town experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2010

Enjoyed my stay in Everglades City...Good food, great tours, neat to walk next to the river...quiet...Town very quiet after 9....I was not there on a weekend day..I was pleasently surprized stayed @ Everglades City hotel...friendly manager, good size room, newly refurbished room...had everything we needed...Clean near /next door to great breakfast/lunch restaurant...and th price was good..

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uk
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63 reviews
34 helpful votes
“Worth a drive around after a boat tour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2010

I would describe Everglades City as a place to drive around and not necessarily get out and walk. Small in size despite the name "city." Other than doing a boat tour there appeared not to be a lot to do

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Dorset
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45 reviews
34 helpful votes
“Backwoods feel, slightly strange”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2010

Perched on the edge of the national park surrounded by water, the 'city' (eh??) has an end-of-the-line atmosphere - slightly surreal. A haven for kayak/fishing tours, an unusual experience not to be missed, but dont expect sophistication. Our hotel was basic. Food overall acceptable but no fine dining. The locals told us the place closes from 4 July because of mosquitoes. We asked someone in a shop who lives here - they said 'Someone who wants to escape the law' and laughed heartily. You'll love it if you like camping, fishing and the outdoors, and you'll hate it if you want culture. The only other place it reminded us of was Kaikura in New Zealand, which offered great dolphin and whale spotting but whose main street gave you an uncomfortable feeling, like the locals didnt trust you. A shame when you're bringing in tourist dollars.

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Greeley, CO
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3 reviews
“Disappointing... not worth the time or drive.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2010

The only attractions are airboat rides and they are usually up and down the river at 40 miles per hour and cost $37.50 . There is one that goes over grass that is supposed to be a little more interesting. The rides at the national park go into the mangrove trees but are NOT AIRBOATS. Alligator sitings are rare and you might see a bird. Food quality is average at best. The courthouse and church are interesting but do not walk on the grass unless you want to be stung by fire ants. This is too boring to spend more than a couple of hours in Everglades city. Go to a beach instead.

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Pittsboro, NC
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7 reviews
7 helpful votes
“Primary access to 10,000 Islands mangrove swamps”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2009

Food tends to be "fish camp" fried. We got tired of it.

Grocery store is quite limited, e.g. had no fresh fruit. Shop elsewhere and bring in what you need.

National park rides pricey but excellent.

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