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Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center

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A Great way to get acclimated to the aea

The video was well done and informative. Definitely worth the time to stop and learn about the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nhensel
The information highway

Stopped here on a very hot day and walked the boardwalk looking for gators. It was so hot they... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
AineFlorida
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33000 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2083
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The video was well done and informative. Definitely worth the time to stop and learn about the area. Highly recommended. Also, many languages are available to watch the video.

Thank nhensel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped here on a very hot day and walked the boardwalk looking for gators. It was so hot they were probably hunkering down in the swamp or pretending to be a log. Inside they was a replica of a gator nest. I was thrilled to...More

Thank AineFlorida
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Stop in and get your map and direction to the sites in area. Small borad walk and local info on wildlife. Movie too

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The Tamiami Highway (US41) bisects the everglades. There are numerous stop areas from which to view the area. One of our best stop was the Welcome Center. First, the Center has a lot of descriptive information on the everglades. Then there are the Park Rangers....More

Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We stopped off here & one of the rangers was chattign informally to another group, he then included us & it was fascinating to listen to some of the wildlife & nature background stories to this area

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The first time I tried to go to the Big Cypress Swamp Visitor Center in November 2017, it was closed for repairs after the hurricane. Luckily everything was cleaned-up and working this time - early February 2018.. There were at least ten manatees in the...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

In winter months, there is high possibility you can spot manatees in the creek by the boardwalk behind the visitor center building.

Thank AmoreTheCat
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Make this a stop as part of visiting Big Cypress. There are several good informative displays, so stop here before you do some of other hiking trails. There is a short boardwalk which is easily accessible.

Thank DGoat
Reviewed 13 December 2017

there had been manatees here earlier on the day we visited, but no sign. Well worith stopping for the information and possibility to see wildlife.

Thank mabinho
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This stop provied very good access to numerous alligators floating around or su ning themselves. You can get quite close. There are also toilet facilities and ample parking.

Thank Oldjack
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