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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the loop” (43 reviews)
“welcome center” (26 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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33100 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-1000
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+1 239-695-2000
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"the loop"
in 43 reviews
"oasis visitor center"
in 32 reviews
"welcome center"
in 26 reviews
"kirby storter"
in 25 reviews
"visitor centers"
in 15 reviews
"canoe trip"
in 12 reviews
"dirt road"
in 14 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 13 reviews
"shark valley"
in 13 reviews
"fish"
in 43 reviews
"bear island"
in 6 reviews
"ranger led activities"
in 4 reviews
"alligator alley"
in 7 reviews
"everglades national park"
in 10 reviews
"turner river road"
in 12 reviews
"great photo opportunities"
in 4 reviews
"monroe station"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to either hike or drive and view wildlife. Along Tamiami Trail (route 41) there are several spots you can pull off and walk along an elevated boardwalk to view fish, alligators and birds. The Oasis Visitor Center has a wonderful video that runs...More

Thank grantham353
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by the Seminole tribe at Billie's Swamp Safari and had good times the food was decent in the swamp cafethe swamp buggy guide was good and knowledgeable the Airboat guide Ferdinand or something was less than helpful.

Thank Ray C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of interesting plants & trees to see, watch for wildlife, and see the Visitor's Centers. It was interesting to see the Base Camps for those fighting the fires that were occurring through the Park

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see mangroves, alligators, and nesting Birds. Great place to kayak and bring a picnic lunch. Well worth a visit.

Thank Michele c
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Planned a stop on Oasis visitor centre between Florida Keys and Bonita Springs. We had read that the possibility of seeing alligators were good. We saw alligators, turtles, fish and birds. Absolutely worth a stop for everyone driving between east and west.

Thank Anders M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the scenic loop after coming from the Everglades Shark Valley Visitors Center. The two are very close together. We saw lots of wildlife including hundreds of gators, gar, turtles and predator birds. We got out at several stops and just watched the gators...More

1  Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Our purpose of this trip was to visit the Everglades National Park. We knew nothing of the National Preserve. It was quite a nice surprise, particularly since it is such an integral part of the Everglades National Park. Access is from US41. There are all...More

Thank MikeB1952
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

There is so much wildlife to see here, and it really is a remarkable preserve showcasing the best of Southwest Florida's wildlife!

Thank Mark42139
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to see Alligators for free . The welcome center has a bunch of gators 25 to 30. Bathrooms snack machines and a ranger area for questions.

Thank Franklin H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We never expected to see so many alligators by just taking a 30' drive around the park loop. Real wild alligators, real close, and many of them! So many big birds too everywhere, such dense vegetation. For a more intense experience, you need an airboat,...More

Thank Rafael P
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WestSideGal
7 October 2017|
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Response from CindyCookRN | Reviewed this property |
not bad
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BarnonChestnutLane
30 January 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!
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Elliotts13027
5 March 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
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