Fodor's Expert Review Oasis Visitor Center
The big attraction at Oasis Visitor Center, on the east side of Big Cypress Preserve, is the observation deck for viewing fish, birds, and other wildlife. A small butterfly garden's native plants seasonally attract winged wonders. Inside, you'll find an exhibit area, bookshop, and a theater showing an informative 25-minute film on Big Cypress Preserve swamplands. Get your gator watch on at the center's observation deck where big alligators congregate. Leashed pets are allowed, but not on the boardwalk deck. Here's where you also can get off-road-vehicle permits.