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Big Cypress National Preserve

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Address: 33100 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-1000
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+1 239-695-2000
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Land of biological diversity, measuring 729,000 acres, combines a mix of...

Land of biological diversity, measuring 729,000 acres, combines a mix of pines, hardwoods, prairies and mangrove forests along with a variety of wildlife including White-tailed deer and Florida panther.

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Airboat Ride and Everglades Nature Walk with a Naturalist
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A Great Introduction to the Everglades

I came to Florida to see the Everglades and fortunately came here first. This site, referred to as the Western Everglades, offers visitors a fascinating video of how the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came to Florida to see the Everglades and fortunately came here first. This site, referred to as the Western Everglades, offers visitors a fascinating video of how the Everglades were formed and the threats to its survival. A short nature trail behind the visitors' center led us to a large pond where tourists could see unusual birds, a wide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful amazing place to watch the many kinds of birds that inhabit this area and alligators everywhere taking the sun! We were lucky enough to also see a black bear as we took a swap buggy ride. Couldn't believe how many gators in the wild we saw! Specially at the Oasis Visitor Center. We would love to come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was here in the "dry" season so the alligators were confined to the small pools that were left. This made them easy to find and watch. Lot's of birds to watch also. Nice place to visit and wildlife watch.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great backwoods place to visit to see tropical wildlife! We took a 10 mile drive on a dirt road (along with a number of other visitors) and we saw alligators galore. They were all over the edge of the roadway and in the swamp area next to the road. We lost count at 12. Most were fairly large--... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed seeing at least 20 alligators while here, the staff were all very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Kalamazoo, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just drove down the highway, but there was a lot to see. We were able to see lots of alligators and many species of birds, scenic drive.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a 1200 square mile preserve with variety of eco systems but dominated by the river of grass, the wet lands.There are five campgrounds, but only Midway has hookups for RV's. Its the most developed with drinking water, electric, restrooms, a dump station, covered picnic tables and grills. There are 26 RV sites and 10 tent sites. Burns Lake has... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around here for almost 2 hours home seen a lot of wildlife. Only thing I was a little bummed about was there wasn't much birds but that's because the water level is high right now. If you're in the area stop by and check it out

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great place to stop for bathrooms, maps and valuable advice from the nice employees. The woman suggested an alternate driving route South of hwy. 41 and some wonderful stops along the way. We walked out the door onto the boardwalk and immediately spied 2 large alligators!

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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the preserve on the way to Naples, Florida. Nice views of wildlife - birds, fish, turtles and alligators. Take your camera, but watch taking your pet for a walk and keep an eye on your kids.

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