Fodor's Expert Review Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center

Big Cypress National Preserve Information Center

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 convenient 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.)

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33000 Tamiami Trail E
Ochopee, Florida  34141, USA

239-695–4758

www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm

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