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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 good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the loop” (43 reviews)
“welcome center” (25 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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"the loop"
in 43 reviews
"oasis visitor center"
in 32 reviews
"welcome center"
in 25 reviews
"kirby storter"
in 25 reviews
"visitor centers"
in 14 reviews
"dirt road"
in 14 reviews
"canoe trip"
in 12 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 13 reviews
"shark valley"
in 12 reviews
"fish"
in 42 reviews
"back roads"
in 5 reviews
"bear island"
in 6 reviews
"ranger led activities"
in 4 reviews
"alligator alley"
in 7 reviews
"turner river road"
in 12 reviews
"everglades national park"
in 9 reviews
"great photo opportunities"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We drove thru on a birding trip. Lots of side roads to travel and bird watch from car. There are places to pull off and hike boardwalks or trails. We saw lots of birds in the 4 hrs we were driving around. Nice Visitors Center,...More

Thank cathy m
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We just took a quick walk down one of the walkways that are elevated above the swampy landscape, but it was fascinating. In an hour we saw a lot. Great natural landscape!

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Lots and lots of gators. Great boardwalk to see them bathrooms are close but they do have poter johns. Lots of information at the visitors center friendly people

Thank ssgtretiredarmy
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Easy to miss, this 25 mile ride on Big Cypress's Loop Road parallels the Tamiami Trail and is loaded with birds, gators and old Florida anachronisms. It is a fun drive, but a bit dusty as most of the road is paved with gravel. Enjoy!!!

Thank Doug-in-SF
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This preserve offers up close views of alligators and manatees as well as myriad birds. There are three boardwalks. The Welcome Center offers views of manatees and alligators. The Oasis is alligator heaven and provides an interesting display about panthers. US Hwy. 41 is the...More

1  Thank Pamela J
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The "Loop and Turner" Roads provide excellent places to see wildlife. We saw lots of birds, gators, fish, turtles, and other stuff. During our visit there was something like 25 alligators in a ditch in front of the Big Cypress visitor center. There is a...More

3  Thank photoguywisconsin
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

A beautiful drive. Be sure to stop at the visitors center. You'll see lots of gators. Actually you'll see gators all along the drive if you look.

1  Thank Ron 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
31 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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