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Oasis Visitor Center

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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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52105 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2044
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpfull staff. You can make a hike there but at some points the water can come as high as your knees. There is also a small boardwalk whare you might see some alligators and birds

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bartjejans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had just hiked through the Everglades and my friend just had to see and alligator and that we did. Lots of them and birds as well as we walked along a boardwalk. Mission accomplished.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kari G
Reviewed 16 September 2018

A great place to view alligators from the safety of the long boardwalk. This time when we visited we only saw a few gators most likely due to the heavy rain. Many different species of fish can be seen swimming right by the gators. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AineFlorida
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Worth a stop to see the film about the everglades and see a panther that has been preserved. The small board walk is nice and you can see some big alligators. Rangers are very helpful

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped at Oasis Visitors mostly to see the alligators in the canal and we got to see eight of them. It was a great sight! Plan on going there again!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank glo18ciano
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Nice stop along the Tamiami Trail. The boardwalk is a great place for viewing. I saw about gators, some herons, turtles and fish. The hat are the only ones native to Florida. The catfish are not. If you go in the welcome center you can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

staff friendly lil gift shop park ranger on sight in day. bathrooms avail 24hrs gators in pond and lots of fish too. nice setup nature view

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RayC82nd
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We really wanted to see alligators in the Everglades (I know, right?), and this was the best place we stopped on our trip for that. There were eight or so in the water right before we reached the Visitor Center (driving from East to West),...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PhotoXavi
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We visited the Oasis Visitor Center after being at the Big Cypress Welcome Center. It's a poor sister. The Oasis VC has a few displays and a video (the same on as at the Big Cypress Welcome Center). Wasn't too impressive. We could have easily...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 30 March 2018

If you want to see some alligators, you may want to come here to this location. There is a walkway above the area where the alligators congregate so you will see a good number of alligators. There is also a driving tour you can take...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Michael M
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Response from gwen k | Reviewed this property |
The Oasis visitor centre has a boardwalk in the front, which isn't very long but you are almost certainly going to see aligators sunny themselves. Usually it's when it's getting a bit cooler during the day. So the time... More