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Oasis Visitor Center

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Address: 52105 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2044
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Established in 1974, as America's first national preserve, the site...

Established in 1974, as America's first national preserve, the site protects over 729,000 acres of a vast freshwater swamp ecosystem, which supports the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast.

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Private Tour: Everglades Sightseeing at Big Cypress National Preserve
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A great rest stop to see gators

We pulled over for a pit stop. There is a visitor center to see but the real attraction are the family of 5+ gators just sunning in the creek along the walkway. Great for photo... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Santa Rosa, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We pulled over for a pit stop. There is a visitor center to see but the real attraction are the family of 5+ gators just sunning in the creek along the walkway. Great for photo ops as you are directly overhead.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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810 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 567 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of two main visitor centers for the large Big Cypress Preserve. A fair amount of information and brochures can be obtained here if you talk to park staff. A few souvenirs and exhibits. Nice 20-minute video about this beautiful area. Bathrooms and drinking water available. Outside there is a paved walk next to a deep canal which... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This center was the starting point for some great walking tours - we booked the swamp walk tour and want to return for the deep lake trek. Small gift shop but some handy snacks if needed. Rangers and volunteers are helpful for advice.

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Riga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

It was a great place to stop-over on the way to Naples. It offers some trails to walk, information center to obtain information and to see some wildlife = crocodiles and not only. There are no entrance fee, which an additional benefit to visit it!

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Must see. It's free and offers great facilities and viewing of wildlife. We saw alligators right from the boardwalk. It is relatively new and a great quick place to stretch your legs and break up the drive across Florida.

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Shirley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was a very interesting and educational stop on our drive through Big Cypress national preserve. There are many informative displays inside the building and then there are the fish, turtles and alligators in the pond outside the visitor center. It was awesome. The drive on Route 41 (Tamiami Trail) was great, you are going right through a Cypress swamp... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We didnt' go in the visitor center, but the short board walk had alligators in it, handicap accessible.

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Rye, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Did not go in the visitor center, only outside. Had 15min lecture from one of the Rangers about alligators and happened to go on a day when the alligators were out sun bathing. Quick stop if you happen to be driving along 41

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Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This we could have passed by. Friendly enough rangers but limited in opportunities for nature exploration when compared to Big Cypress or Shark Valley. Boardwalk next to the highway gives a view to a canal and possible alligators but few birds. There is a picnic area.

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

For a trip on president's day weekend, my friends and I visited the Oasis Visitor Center of the Big Cypress Preserve. Having never walked though here we didn't really know what to expect of some things, but the employees/volunteers here were great. Ashley, the one worker/volunteer who did a gator talk on the boardwalk was very knowledgeable and friendly. We... More 

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