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Big Cypress National Preserve

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Address: 33100 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-1000
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Land of biological diversity, measuring 729,000 acres, combines a mix of...

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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highly recommend the loop scenic drive

saw tons of wildlife from this scenic drive. it will probably take 2 hrs to do the 25 mile loop but it is worth it. go out on sunny humid afternoon and do get out of the car to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

saw tons of wildlife from this scenic drive. it will probably take 2 hrs to do the 25 mile loop but it is worth it. go out on sunny humid afternoon and do get out of the car to enjoy the sights and sounds of the pristine forest

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't do a ton here, but still enjoyed the drive through, and a couple stops at the visitor centers. Good place to see gators, birds, and lots of biodiversity.

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three nights camping at Monument Lake Campground, which is located on Rt. 41 about halfway through the Big Cypress National Preserve. The campground is rather rustic, with one restroom and shower, a laundry tub which serves as the campers' water source, and a vault toilet. There are no hookups. Our site was on the far side of the... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This area is fascinating. Excellent roads. Interesting stops. A variety of wildlife (alligators, manatee, etc). Very much worth spending time in this area and exploring. Would be a great learning opportunity for children.

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll benefit from one of the ranger walks/talks offered at the welcome center. Boardwalk in back of visitor center allows opportunity to see manatee. We saw three at our stop full body view close to water surface.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a Sunday for a day trip alone. Wow what a beautiful place. There are plenty of air boat tours, hiking trails and fishing spots along the roads. A great visitor center as you enter the park as well. I took a look at some campgrounds for future reference and they were spacious for an RV. I saw... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved visiting Big Cypress and the Everglades. So many places to see wildlife and birds, wish we could have spent more time exploring, especially by kayak.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place! There are a lot of nice hikes and some wood walk ways that get you up close and personal with the natural beauty of the Everglades. Travel Tip: do some research and go at a good time of year. Also, the earlier the better as the weather will be cooler and animals more active.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I came to Florida to see the Everglades and fortunately came here first. This site, referred to as the Western Everglades, offers visitors a fascinating video of how the Everglades were formed and the threats to its survival. A short nature trail behind the visitors' center led us to a large pond where tourists could see unusual birds, a wide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful amazing place to watch the many kinds of birds that inhabit this area and alligators everywhere taking the sun! We were lucky enough to also see a black bear as we took a swap buggy ride. Couldn't believe how many gators in the wild we saw! Specially at the Oasis Visitor Center. We would love to come... More 

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