The site advertises itself as a village, but there is no village life to see or learn from among the many tikis. On our day in August the many tiki huts were empty with the exception of two where two women were doing some kind of sewing. There was no discussions or explanations. The women sat too far from the gated boundary to ask questions. One was also very busy with caring for the children present.
The museum is well designed and includes many artifacts of earlier Indian life. The written information was detailed enough, but no one was available to ask questions. One of the Indian members presented a wonderful alligator show complete with a short history of the Miccosukee people and how the everglades were integrated into the Miccosukee life. Questions were taken and answered. The alligator show included information about alligators followed by a few skills handling the alligator. An alligator pond allowed visitors to watch many alligators and the turtles behave on land and in the water. It is one of the better man made alligator ponds seen.
also found in one tiki were examples of many skulls of various everglade animal life that visitors could handle.
The gift shop included just about any souvenir having to do with alligators as well as some Indian crafts and jewelery.
For the distance and location this trip maybe better suited for Indian enthusiasts and those wanting to learn something about south Florida Indian tribes. A separate air boat ride through the Everglades to a former Indian family small island is optional.
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