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The Everglades Sights

Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center

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

Updated 05/09/2014

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 lots of 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. Love manatees? Here you'll find a platform for viewing these intriguing mammals that are attracted to warm water. (They were possibly once mistaken for mermaids by thirsty or love-starved ancient sailors.)

Sight Information

Address:

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

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Phone:

239-695–4758

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–4:30

Updated 05/09/2014

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