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Big Cypress National Preserve

33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141
239 695-2000
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Ochopee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks
Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Driving
Owner description: Land of biological diversity, measuring 729,000 acres, combines a mix of pines, hardwoods, prairies and mangrove forests along with a variety of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Fairfax, Virginia
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192 reviews 192 reviews
170 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was so beautiful and then to be able view the gators sliding by in the river and coming into such close contact with Manatees. Wow!

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was well worth the trip down from Tampa. I went on July 4th and it was hot! Saw tons of wildlife. I took a few back roads and drove extremely slow. Found a herd of deer...only because one ran out in front of me.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went on a pole tour into the park. It was beautiful. Put on mosquito spray as they are busy in certain areas of the park. Would definitey do it again

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Visitor centre was very quiet and whilst there is some interesting information, not a lot else. If you go along the boardwalk at the rear you may see alligators. There was nothing at first but when we went back there was an alligator swimming along. Great to see in their natural habitat. Worth a visitor just for a sighting.

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Va. Beach
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Small vistors center there was not a lot of info and exbits small gift shop. The park ranger was nice and told us about gators and panthers. We did see about 15 gators. So that was cool.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great information by the NPS Officer at the Welcome Center. Saw 5 manatees in the canal behind the center while we visited.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

In February 2014 I took a friend to fulfill a bucket list item of hers, and had no idea how inspiring the Swamp Walk would be. To feel as you are one with our land in its most natural element is surreal. The Butchers were there, doing a presentation and really gave you an inside on how Clyde shoots. Highly... More

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Akron, Ohio
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38 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It won't cost you a dime, and there are more alligators here than anywhere else we went in Florida. For the most part, these animals are fat and lazy and mostly inactive. The canal is loaded with fish for the gators to feed on when they desire. No wonder so many of them congregate peacefully here. The habitat has been... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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709 attraction reviews
734 helpful votes 734 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We went to the visitor center but were disappointed to find it closed at 4:33 (it closes at 4:30). We checked out the boardwalk right by the visitor center and there were a fair amount of alligators and other wildlife there. We then drove to the HP Williams roadside park. The boardwalk there is really good, the water is shallow... More

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Guyhirn, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

What's Florida without seeing the Everglades at first hand. Scenic views across vast swamp land, see alligators in the wild and Panthers if you are lucky. There are swamp buggies and air boats for hire, visit the worlds smallest Post Office, and full info can be gleamed from the visitor centre. Nearby is Emerald City which has plenty of refreshment... More

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