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Miccosukee Indian Village and Gift Shop

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Miccosukee Indian Village and Gift Shop Review

Showcasing the skills and lifestyle of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, this cultural center offers crafts demonstrations and insight into the interaction between alligators and the American Indians. Narrated 30-minute airboat rides take you into the wilderness where natives hid after the Seminole Wars and Indian Removal Act of the mid-1800s. In modern times, many of the Miccosukee have relocated to this village along Tamiami Trail, but most still maintain their hammock farming and hunting camps. The village museum shows a film and displays chickee structures and artifacts. Guided tours run throughout the day, and a gift shop stocks dolls, apparel, silver jewelry, beadwork, and other handcrafts. The Miccosukee Everglades Music and Craft Festival falls on a July weekend, and the 10-day Miccosukee Indian Arts Festival is in late December.

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  • Address: U.S. 41, just west of Shark Valley entrance, 25 mi west of Florida's Turnpike at MM 70 Miami, FL 33194 | Map It
  • Phone: 305/552–8365
  • Cost: Village $8, airboat rides $10
  • Hours: Daily 9–5
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  • Location: Tamiami Trail
Updated: 03-13-2013

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    A Worthy Side Trip from Miami

    The perfect trip for any family. Kids & adults will have a lot of fun. There is a lot to see & to learn. The airboat ride is very exciting and the Indian Village is incredible educational. The alligator wrestling show is extremely entertaining. Inside the museum you learn about the Miccosukee history & culture. Delicious food is offered at the village and also at their restaurant located just 1 mile away from the Indian Village. You must try the fry bread and the pumpkin bread they are delicious!

    by Bea_Salcedo, 7/15/07

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