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Big Cypress National Preserve

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33100 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-1000
+1 239-695-2000
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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“the loop” (40 reviews)
“welcome center” (23 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
33100 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-1000
+1 239-695-2000
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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

It is more fun to traverse Florida on The Tamiami Trail (41) the on Alligator Alley (75). Lost of place to stop and check stuff out. The people at the Big Cypress Swamp Visitors Center were really nice and helpful. We took the additional time...More

2  Thank Steve B
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful drive. There are a few visitor centers along the way. Rangers are helpful. Not a lot of areas to stop and hike, but plenty of camping, picnic areas, and ATV back roads. I did not travel the Loop, but would love to come back...More

Thank USexplorernerd1
Reviewed July 21, 2016

We stopped without big expecations at the visitor center just out of curiosity, and this was so far our best stop. Based on ranger recommendation we went for one of the back country roads and saw lots of animals, and a landscape we would have...More

1  Thank Alexander Z
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Spent part of a day exploring the Big Cypress National Preserve along highway 41 (Tamiami Trail) with the family and everyone really enjoyed it. The natural preserve is very large and offers a wide range of activities including trails, canoe paths, camping and structured visitor...More

Thank EagleFlyer
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Avoid The Miccosukee Indian Reservation Service Plaza/Rest Stop unless your gas tank is on empty while driving on Alligator Alley between Miami and Naples. We stopped here out of curiousity on our way back from Key Largo on Sunday afternoon, July 3rd. The area where...More

Thank JeffnEdie
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Started here on our way to the everglades. Recieved great information from the park Ranger at the information Center about where to go. Saw a ton of small alligators up close, along w fish and trees. Purchased the 100th anniversary of national parks stamp book.

1  Thank jenniferc4905
Reviewed June 19, 2016

A must see when visiting the Everglades. An abundance of wildlife and an amazing ecosystem. Peaceful and calming section of Florida and well worth the visit.

1  Thank Judi O
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend- we stopped when we had a few hours before our flight home. It is close to the airport; you only pay for parking ($1 hour). The boardwalk is very nicely done. The boys could walk ahead without worrying. Bug spray is a must...More

Thank HoosierRuhe
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Great natural area. We were under a time restraint and could only drive through. I'd love to return and walk trails & kayak. I do recommend visiting.

1  Thank Sharon K
Reviewed June 6, 2016

I always enjoy visiting all the natural places I can when I'm traveling. It's really the only way to get to see what that part of the country looked like before all the development and destruction that man has created in the name of advancement...More

1  Thank Frank d
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Response from CindyCookRN | Reviewed this property |
not bad
January 30, 2017|
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Response from Ben G | Reviewed this property |
We saw tons.... Take the loop road. Think it is why 94. Great road through the swamp. Stop at the bridges for clearings and chances to see gators!
March 4, 2016|
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Response from hiplain1 | Reviewed this property |
probably everglades city...there are a few decent ones there....maybe 15-20 minutes away