Oasis Visitor Center
Oasis Visitor Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Established in 1974, as America's first national preserve, the site protects over 729,000 acres of a vast freshwater swamp ecosystem, which supports the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast.
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Sara C
Fayetteville, AR53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Great center. Tons of alligators and birds outside to observe from behind a fence. Nice boardwalk. The center has a lot of info about Native Americans and alligator wrestling. Very informative!
Written 1 January 2024
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phvi2617
Anaheim, CA580 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
As others have said, there is a nice boardwalk along a canal where you can see tons of alligators. I walked a bit farther on the Florida Trail, but there wasn't much to see aside from the airstrip. Unfortunately, the visitor center was closed on the Monday I stopped by, but the restrooms were open. The drive from Miami is really scenic, and it was a cool stop before going to Shark Valley.
Written 29 May 2023
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Rianne615
Miami, FL15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Small line to use restrooms because of it being Saturday and Everglades seafood fest day. Lots of alligators because it’s winter and dryer. Nice boardwalk.
Written 19 February 2023
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goseedo
Tennessee276 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Oasis Visitor Center was closed Sundays and Mondays during our visit. However, plenty of parking was available (including for long RVs), the restrooms were open, and the boardwalk was nearby. National Park stamps were available at the other visitor center (N. P. Reed) about 20 minutes further west. From the boardwalk, we saw one alligator, many fish including gar, and a good-sized turtle. We actually saw more 'gators at the H. P. Williams area. Big Cypress National Preserve is free to enter and the Oasis VC is about an hour's drive from west Miami.
Written 26 October 2022
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Malcolm H
Aylesford, UK461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This was a tremulous opportunity to get up close ( but not too personal) with alligators in the wild. There were so many of the creatures, spoilt for choice. Unfortunately the actual rangers lectures were not available due apparently to lingering (Covid) staff shortages but it was still a fantastic experience to be virtually guaranteed to see the gators.
Written 29 May 2022
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Wally T
Decatur, AL121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
We had no expectations however the boardwalk is a must stop to see all the wildlife. It was amazing at the quality of the wildlife . The center itself was a disappointment with staff not energized nor able to answer basis questions.
Written 30 January 2022
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GrumpyandtheOldLady
New York City, NY608 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Nice little center. They have NP Passport stamps and the Junior Ranger program. If you have the Junior Ranger booklet from Everglades, it is also for this park - two parks with one program.
Written 7 June 2021
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Diane S
Miami63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We arrived early on a Saturday morning. If you want to see and photograph the animals of the Everglades, this is the place to go: lots of alligators and birds and fish in the water under and along the boardwalk. Discovered the terminus of the Florida Trail and learned about a great hike to Deep Lake that will be on the list of things to do next time we visit. Staff were friendly and informative. Clean bathrooms, Gift shop .
Written 26 April 2021
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mdgipsy
Baltimore, MD939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Rangers are very helpful and will let you know where to see critters and where the best hikes are. Alligators in the water right near the visitor's center!
Written 27 March 2021
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dhd56
Dade City, FL8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
What an unexpected treasure...a comfortable/accessible boardwalk overlooking a natural waterway teeming with gators, turtles, fish, birds...all free of charge! A perfect place to rest, get info and see some of Florida's best mascots :)
Written 26 March 2021
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