The Everglades Sights

Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center

  • 33000 Tamiami Trail E Map It
  • Ochopee
  • Information Center

Published 09/10/2015

Fodor's Review

As a sister to the Oasis Visitor Center, the newer Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center on the preserve's western side has abundant information, as well as restrooms, picnic facilities, and a 70-seat auditorium. An outdoor breezeway showcases an interactive Big Cypress watershed exhibit, illustrating Florida water flow. It's a great place to stop when crossing from either coast. Love manatees? A platform allows for viewing these intriguing mammals, attracted to warm water. (They were possibly once mistaken for mermaids by thirsty or love-starved ancient sailors.)

Sight Information


33000 Tamiami Trail E, 5 miles east of SR29, Ochopee, Florida, 34141, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–4:30

Published 09/10/2015


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