We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Big Cypress National Preserve: Tours & Tickets

Features Animals
Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
All photos (616)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“the loop”(45 reviews)
“visitor center”(53 reviews)
“welcome center”(31 reviews)
Land of biological diversity, measuring 729,000 acres, combines a mix of pines, hardwoods, prairies and mangrove forests along with a variety of wildlife including White-tailed deer and Florida panther.
Certificate of Excellence
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
33100 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-1000
+1 239-695-2000
Improve This Listing
Big Cypress National Preserve Tours and Tickets
from US$ 33.00
More Info
from US$ 165.00
More Info
from US$ 165.00
More Info
from US$ 80.00
More Info
from US$ 209.00
More Info
from US$ 390.00
More Info
from US$ 97.50
More Info
from US$ 224.87
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (494)
Filter reviews
438 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the loop visitor center welcome center kirby storter dirt road short boardwalk shark valley fish everglades national park viewing platform snails monroe station turner river air plants southern florida bug spray hiking trails
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 438 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at the Oasis Visitor Center where you can walk along and see. Cormorants Alligators Turtles Gar Fish and al sorts of critters. This was a great stop for pictures and scenery. Don’t hesitate to stop here.

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank William F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So many birds! And gators, of course. If you’re going to the Everglades or just driving across southern Florida don’t miss Big Cypress. It’s beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank BethaniaNic
Reviewed 23 September 2019 via mobile

Our visit was very interesting. We saw alligators and many different species of birds. We saw cypress swamps and mangrove swamps. vast grasslands and beautiful sunsets. I would highly recommend big cypress as a destinations in South Florida.

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank davidbH449BU
Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

If you want to see lots of wildlife there are two options here. You can take the tram at one entrance and see lots of birds flying around along with baby alligators. The tram was $20 a person and well worth it. If you take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank eliza-china
Reviewed 16 August 2019

We were fully aware this wasn't the best season for wildlife spotting but saw loads of gators at HP Williams Roadside Park (the first time about a dozen, on a second visit maybe only 3-4).

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank HertfordRoadRunners
Reviewed 14 August 2019

This environment is different from what many of us are accustomed to. There’s a certain beauty in this swampy preserve. Explore this freshwater swamp by meandering around the boardwalks that give you a closer view. In doing so, there’s a certain come that comes over...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Richard P
Reviewed 11 August 2019

Stop in, look around and watch the video. There is a walkway in the back for safe wildlife viewing. They have water fountains as well and nice restrooms. There is no charge for this visitors center.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank WeLoveDisneyland
Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

Free entry nice presentations displays of EG wildlife, nature trail and informative park Rangers. Decent distance between stops..Need a clean restroom, stop here.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Tony C
Reviewed 29 May 2019

The trail is actually behind what appears to be a home on the north side of the road. Just park and go. One portapotty at the entrance. Walk to the end to find a pair of gators in their swimming hole. Was about a 20...More

Date of experience: May 2019
4  Thank Kim G
Reviewed 19 May 2019

This was recommended to us from the naturalist at Everglades Safari Park. This is a very different ecosystem from where we took the air boat ride. It is a nice easy trail through what I would consider a swap.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank CoupLand
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Everglades City Motel
742 reviews
7.54 km away
Captain's Table Resort
214 reviews
7.81 km away
Outdoor Resorts of Chokoloskee
40 reviews
9.96 km away
Parkway Motel & Marina
123 reviews
10.69 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4 nearby restaurants
Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe
473 reviews
2.71 km away
Triad Seafood Market & Cafe
675 reviews
7.76 km away
Camellia Street Grill
1,743 reviews
7.45 km away
City Seafood
1,193 reviews
7.33 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 20 nearby attractions
Captain Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventures
299 reviews
.39 km away
Wooten's Everglades Airboat Tour
3,511 reviews
1.38 km away
H.P. Williams Roadside Park
109 reviews
.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
25 May 2019|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from 199KimL | Reviewed this property |
The 2 are neighbors. You should take 41, as recommended by the others. Along the route, there are boardwalk trails, the tram tours at shark valley, or bike rentals for the 15 mile loop at shark valley. There are ranger... More
Robin H
17 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from GladesPhotographer | Reviewed this property |
Trail lake campground on Tamiami trail, they rent chickee huts so you can get in tuned with nature. Other than that there are a few other campsites for RVs.
7 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Cindy C | Reviewed this property |
not bad