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Big Cypress National Preserve: Tours & Tickets

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:30
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many birds! And gators, of course. If you’re going to the Everglades or just driving across southern Florida don’t miss Big Cypress. It’s beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BethaniaNic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was very interesting. We saw alligators and many different species of birds. We saw cypress swamps and mangrove swamps. vast grasslands and beautiful sunsets. I would highly recommend big cypress as a destinations in South Florida.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

If you want to see lots of wildlife there are two options here. You can take the tram at one entrance and see lots of birds flying around along with baby alligators. The tram was $20 a person and well worth it. If you take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank eliza-china
Reviewed 16 August 2019

We were fully aware this wasn't the best season for wildlife spotting but saw loads of gators at HP Williams Roadside Park (the first time about a dozen, on a second visit maybe only 3-4).

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank HertfordRoadRunners
Reviewed 14 August 2019

This environment is different from what many of us are accustomed to. There’s a certain beauty in this swampy preserve. Explore this freshwater swamp by meandering around the boardwalks that give you a closer view. In doing so, there’s a certain come that comes over...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Richard P
Reviewed 10 August 2019

Stop in, look around and watch the video. There is a walkway in the back for safe wildlife viewing. They have water fountains as well and nice restrooms. There is no charge for this visitors center.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank WeLoveDisneyland
Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

Free entry nice presentations displays of EG wildlife, nature trail and informative park Rangers. Decent distance between stops..Need a clean restroom, stop here.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Tony C
Reviewed 29 May 2019

The trail is actually behind what appears to be a home on the north side of the road. Just park and go. One portapotty at the entrance. Walk to the end to find a pair of gators in their swimming hole. Was about a 20...More

Date of experience: May 2019
3  Thank Kim G
Reviewed 19 May 2019

This was recommended to us from the naturalist at Everglades Safari Park. This is a very different ecosystem from where we took the air boat ride. It is a nice easy trail through what I would consider a swap.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank CoupLand
Reviewed 13 May 2019

We were actually directed up into Big Cypress by one of the Rangers in ENP. We were thrilled to find as much, if not more adventure here as we found in the "big name" parks. We went canoeing through the mangroves, saw just a ton...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank CopperLeah
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MayTravelALot
25 May 2019|
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Response from 199KimL | Reviewed this property |
The 2 are neighbors. You should take 41, as recommended by the others. Along the route, there are boardwalk trails, the tram tours at shark valley, or bike rentals for the 15 mile loop at shark valley. There are ranger... More
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17 December 2018|
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Response from GladesPhotographer | Reviewed this property |
Trail lake campground on Tamiami trail, they rent chickee huts so you can get in tuned with nature. Other than that there are a few other campsites for RVs.
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WestSideGal
7 October 2017|
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