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“no fun” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Miccosukee Indian Village

Miccosukee Indian Village
Mile Marker 70, US Hwy 41 Tamiami Trail, Tamiami, FL 33144
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Tamiami
Type: Historic sites, History museums, Art museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This surviving village of the Miccosukee Tribe is located 27 miles west of Miami on the Tamiami Trail.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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“no fun”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

only slot machine and poker, no other game, the service was bad, you have to chase the waitress for a coke or water, the place look old and dirty, no fun at all

Visited September 2012
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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“Interesting - and there's gators”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Having just left the Shark Valley Tram in a bit of a bad mood, this had to be good and it was.
Friendly welcome, interesting things to see, great views of the Everglades and alligators! Would stop off there again but it isn't a trip on its own. Breaks the trip from Miami to Naples perfectly.

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“Museum and Alligator Show”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

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.

Visited August 2012
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Miami Springs, Florida
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“Avoid unless your really interested in the Indian Culture”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I'm a local and decided to check out this place before a trip to the Casino on the Indian reservation. The place is like a ghost town.. The tell you about the history but it's more like a school field trip then entertaining. I will say the air boat rides/tours are pretty cool as long as you don't go during the summer months when the heat is unbearable.

Visited June 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“The Sad demise of the Miccosukee Indian Village”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I remember being a young kid and coming to the Miccosukee Indian Village. It was always packed with people, there were Miccosukee Indians running the place and it felt very authentic. I just returned with my now 11, 10, and 7 year old and left depressed. First, there were no people there, no tourists. Second, there were no Miccosukee Indians to be found anywhere. Not on the airboat rides, not in the "Indian" village where the boat takes you, not in the gift shop, Not anywhere! The whole place was staffed by Cubans. I am Cuban-American so I love Cubans, but when you go to an Indian Village you expect to see some Indians!! The airboat ride is too expensive ($16 per person), and too short. We asked the Cuban lady in the gift shop where all the Indians were and she said, "they are all too rich now to work in the tourist places." The gift shop was also ridiculously expensive. How sad. Avoid this place, it is not worth it.

Visited July 2012
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