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“Interesting and Fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Miccosukee Indian Village

Miccosukee Indian Village
Mile Marker 70, US Hwy 41 Tamiami Trail, Tamiami, FL 33144
305-552-8365
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Tamiami
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Art Museums, History Museums, Cultural
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.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Interesting and Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The Village is an interesting place! Try and visit when one of the festivals is going on. When we visited, we were entertained by Dancers from all over the country. Try eating some exotic Gator meat while you're there!

Visited December 2011
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Tavernier, Florida
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“Will NEVER go back !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

On September 12 after a fabulous airboat ride with Coopertown,this was our second visit to the Miccosukee Indian Village Gift Shop.This time my daughter and her husband were visiting from England. First one was so-so...We looked around for a few minutes... then asked to see some earrings from the display case. There were two young women behind the counter...one was eating a candy bar and the other was leaning on the other end of the counter talking to a young man. I asked to see the earrings and one said they would be right there...we waited and waited and waited while they both continued eating and talking ...since they made no move to wait on us, we put all of the things we were going to buy on the counter and left.Too bad cause they had some really interesting things I wanted to buy

Visited September 2012
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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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