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Oasis Visitor Center

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Address: 52105 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2044
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Established in 1974, as America's first national preserve, the site...

Established in 1974, as America's first national preserve, the site protects over 729,000 acres of a vast freshwater swamp ecosystem, which supports the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast.

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Private Tour: Everglades Sightseeing at Big Cypress National Preserve
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US$140.00*
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All Day Everglades Tour with Airboat and Big Cypress Preserve and Everglades...

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Nice place to see wildlife

The visitor center has a nice store and a couple of nice exhibits, but the best part is the boardwalk out front. Walked along a pool of water and saw lots of alligators, birds... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Mark T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The visitor center has a nice store and a couple of nice exhibits, but the best part is the boardwalk out front. Walked along a pool of water and saw lots of alligators, birds and other wildlife

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw a lot of gators and tons of fish in the canal. Nice stop along the route. There was a long boardwalk where you could walk to see a lot of the canal.

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Kalamazoo, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see alligators this visitors center had lots. When we visited there were about 20 alligators of varying sizes. The staff were very knowledgeable about the park and things to do.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in FL for over 30 years and this is by far the best place to see a large congregation of alligators in the wild. They are truly awe-inspiring because of their size and their ability to adapt to their environment over the millennium. I have seen them fuss with one another in the water--whoa! That makes one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Broadwalk is where you safely see the gators. In the water or on the rocks - if a warm day they're out. Park ranger may be there taking question or talking generally. If not, go inside the center and ask if the ranger is coming. Nice walk to stretch your legs. Wheelchair accessible. May need you hat - but you... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice rest stop when driving through the Everglades. Restrooms available and the visitor center has a lot of information about animals and flora. Be sure to walk along the boardwalk and view the alligators that swim and sun here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're taking 41 across the state of Florida, be sure to stop off at the Oasis Visitor Center in the Big Cypress Preserve. It's an easy-in easy-out location with restrooms, ample parking (for RVs as well) and a boardwalk along the canal where gators are abundant! After seeing increasingly large amounts of gators from the car on the ride... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overlook right along the side of route 41 gives views of crocs, turtles, fish and birds. Worth the stop.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the places we stopped at in Big Cypress National Preserve, this place definitely had the most alligators. The boardwalk here runs along a canal, and the alligators were lying under the boardwalk as if posing for pictures. We also saw black turtles, Florida gar, and other fish. There’re also restrooms here, and a visitor center.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several trails to walk, and there are alligators at rest. The walkway enable wheelchairs to see well.

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