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“Airboat Ride and More!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Miccosukee Indian Village

Miccosukee Indian Village
Mile Marker 70, US 41 Tamiami Trail, Tamiami, FL 33144
305-552-8365
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Tamiami
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Art Museums
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.
New York City, New York
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“Airboat Ride and More!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

My family and I went to the Miccosukee Indian Village looking for an airboat ride, and had much more fun than we expected. We decided to see the Alligator show as well, which granted us access to the village (across the street from where the airboats are). The Village is rich in culture,and there is a habitat where you can see captive alligators. The show was educational, funny and thrilling. We even got to hold a baby alligator!

The airboat ride was much longer than I thought it would be. You are taken out to a little island in the Everglades where you can see wild alligators. Our return trip was longer and more scenic, and since the day was warm, our "captain" was playful and included extra splashes :)

I had a great time. I would recommend this location to anyone.

Visited January 2013
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“Air Boat Ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Benny was our guide on what we initially thought was going to be just a quick ride. It turned out to be a delightful and educational experience. The 30 minute ride was closer to 50 minutes. We stopped at an Indian Village and got the grand tour (also saw some gators). Benny then took us to a small island where he hand fed an alligator that he had raised himself. Cool! Riding through the swamp was invigorating! Sixteen dollars a person was more than reasonable and we only had 4 people on our boat. If you're driving by, give Benny a try!

Visited January 2013
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Stuart, VA
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“Airboat the Everglades”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Elvis was our tour guide on the Miccosukee Indian Air Boat Ride. He took obvious pride in the heritage of the Native Americans that developed the area and for the environment as well. He took extra time to show us how to do the palm thatching on the chickees. He even called the 60+ year old male gator by making baby alligator sounds.
After our ride we had lunch at the Restaurant next door enjoying a sampler platter that included the frog legs, gator tail bites and fry bread.

Visited January 2013
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“Sun in my Face & Wind in my Hair make for an Excellent Afternoon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I've stopped and explored along "Alligator Alley" before but this time through I had a friend with me and wanted to give her the opportunity to enjoy it also. We stopped at a Miccosukee Air Boat Ride that is located next to the Restaurant, just before you get to the Village. The guide was experienced, knowledgable, friendly, and comfortable to spend time with. Our Air Boat ride was scheduled for 30 minutes but we went way over in time. Never once did Manny rush us or try to push us along. This was an incredibly relaxing ride and I would recommend it to anyone traveling through that way.

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“Miccosukee Air Boat Rides”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had looked around for Air Boat Rides in the Everglades but with a family of 5 it can get expensive. NOT so at the Miccosukee Air Boat Rides. For 15$ each it sounded reasonable. They take you out on a 15-20 minute ride on an Air Boat, you visit at a little village in the swamps. Then they ride you back to the starting point in about 15-20 Minutes.
The break at the village is a good intermission of a loud air boat ride. Ear protection is provided in the form of cotton wool plugs. Works good for the 30-40 mins ride. The village is funny, but don't expect much. Tons of alligators though.
This ride is great for a family on-the-go and NOT wanting to spend 45-60$ per person for a Air Boat ride with obligatory additions.
This indian business is family owned (their statement) and is good for "just the ride".
Kids loved it!

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