Florida Seminole Tourism

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Four Things to Include in Your Everglades Trip

Spanning over 2,200 acres of the Florida Everglades, Seminole Big Cypress Reservation is the perfect destination for your Everglades Experience. While here, visitors enjoy the untamed landscape that is the Everglades. Whether you are visiting the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum or spending an exciting day at Billie Swamp Safari, you will want to be prepared so you can focus on the fun.

Four Things to Include in Your Everglades Trip


1. Sun Block

South Florida sunshine is abundant year-round, and it’s hot! This means that you and your group will be spending the day outdoors. We recommend bringing sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and any other sun protection you need. While some of attractions are covered, you will want to stay protected, and have your only worry be the kind of authentic Seminole cuisine to order at Swamp Water Café.

2. Comfortable Clothing & Shoes

You will do lots of walking around and be active at Big Cypress. From climbing aboard an airboat to strolling down our mile-long boardwalk at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. Visitors should wear loose-fitting clothing, that is weather appropriate and a comfortable pair of walking shoes or sneakers. Don’t worry, guests will get an air-conditioning break when they visit the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and Swamp Water Café. We want all our guests to be comfortable, so they can experience the Everglades to the fullest

3. Camera

The Florida Everglades provide one of the best opportunities for capturing amazing pictures of natural plant and wildlife in all the United States. The flora and fauna are fantastic.  Don’t miss the chance to snap some photos of an alligator, crocodile or a panther. It’s not uncommon for visitors to take hundreds of pictures and video, so be sure to have enough memory on your camera or smartphone.

4. Sense of Adventure

Our airboat tours will have the wind whipping through your hair, while our swamp buggy eco-tour will keep you bumping up and down as you ride high above the swamp. You will see plant and wildlife that don’t appear anywhere else in the world! With over 180,000 artifacts, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum will take you back hundreds of years to show you the history, culture and resilience of the Seminole Tribe. This is what you will find waiting for you at Big Cypress, and so much more!

Important Message about Pets

Pets are not permitted in the park. Please leave them at home but bring a picture to show us instead. Most of our staff are pet lovers, we just can’t have them in the park for their safety, as well as, guests and staff. Any pet found in a car will be removed (for their safety) at the owner’s expense.

Keep in Mind

Seminole Big Cypress Reservation has a full-service restaurant in Swamp Water Cafe, as well as a gift shop, general store and gas station. We have anything you may need last-minute. This includes water bottles, ponchos, snacks, and more. Visitors who decide that one day is not enough and want to stay overnight can stay in one of our air-conditioned cabins at Big Cypress Seminole RV Resort (vacancy permitting). Have a tent and want to sleep under the stars? We have ample tent sites for rent too.

Call us today to book your Florida Everglades Tour!

About Florida Seminole Tourism (FST)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a federally recognized Indian Tribe. FST is a top Florida Everglades adventure, learning and camping destination. We share the excitement and wonder of the Florida Everglades to visitors from around the globe. Our award-winning Everglades attractions including Billie Swamp Safari, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, and Big Cypress RV Resort & Campground.


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