MICCOSUKEE INDIAN VILLAGE AND AIRBOAT RIDES
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Indian Village and Airboat Rides
30 minutes west of the Florida Turnpike, in the heart of the Everglades, just past the Shark Valley entrance to Everglades National Park, is the Indian Village. It provides an interesting insight into
the culture, lifestyle and history of the Tribe.
the village you will see Miccosukees engaged in artistic woodwork,
beadwork, patchwork, basket weaving and doll making. There are some ancient
artifacts, paintings by a Tribal artist and historical photographs of Tribal
members at the museum.
Tribesmen perform live demonstrations with alligators, as well as what is
referred to as “alligator wrestling”.
may also explore the Everglades on airboat rides. The dock is located across
the highway from the village. The airboat passes through the "River
of Grass” and stops at an authentic, hammock-style Indian Camp that
has been owned by the tribe for over 100 years. These escorted
rides give you the opportunity to view native plants, alligators, birds
and other species of wildlife in their natural habitat. Keep in mind that
airboats are prohibited within the confines of Everglades National Park.
is a Gift Shop for handmade Native Indian art and craft, inclusive of local patchwork, beadwork and jewelry. You can also taste local cuisine such as
fry breads and indian tacos at the tribal Restaurant.
village is obviously a tourist attraction, and when the place closes at
night, I’m sure everyone goes home to watch their favourite TV programmes,
or whatever. It takes quite a stretch of the imagination to picture what
life was really like back before the advent of the European. Don't compare
this to Navajo or Pueblo Villages or you will be disappointed.
recommend you combine this with a visit to Everglades
National Park at nearby Shark Valley.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily all year
Adults $ 10.00
Children (6 to 12 yrs) $ 6.00
Airboat Ride $16.00
Children 5 and under are free
On site parking free
Miccosukee Indian Village is located on Highway 41
(Tamiami Trail / SW 8th St.) 25 miles west of the Florida Turnpike, exit
25A (from the north) and exit 25 (from the south).
Mile Marker 70, US 41 Tamiami Trail, Miami, FL 33144
Tel: 305 552 8365 - E.Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Miccosukee Indian Village
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Typical "Chickee" Hut