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Big Cypress Gallery

52388 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2046
+1 239-695-2428
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Beautiful Swamp Art and Souvenir Stop

Our group stopped here on the way to the Big Cypress Walking Tour. I will say it was very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve Y
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Wonderful

Amazing photography and a very cool location. Very friendly staff Out in the middle of nowhere... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Brendan L
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South Florida, Florida
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American artist/photographer Clyde Butcher had the vision to buy 13 acres in Big Cypress Swamp - and you can experience it, too. The Swamp Walk (or the longer Photographer's Walk) 'in" Big Cypress Swamp (yes, you're walkin' IN the water), smack dab in the middle of the Everglades (between Naples/Venice and Miami on the Tamiami Trail), is amid alligators, water moccasins and in the bosom of nature - it is not to be missed! This is a "bucket list" check-off. Treat yourself to a night or two at the Bungalow, if in season crack fresh stone crabs from Grimm's (Everglades City) and eat under the chickee, and chill listening to the sounds of the swamp. The next morning when you're sipping coffee and looking out the second-floor window, you'll see the resident alligator glide effortlessly into the swamp pond. Before you get the bagels out of the toaster, the gator has moved on into the darkness and magic of the swamp, and you're there left to marvel at the beauty of the primordial cypress trees, moss and birds that surround you.
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52388 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2046
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+1 239-695-2428
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group stopped here on the way to the Big Cypress Walking Tour. I will say it was very informative. We saw a lot of photos by Clyde Butcher - a famous local photographer. There was also a really cool souvenir shop that sells postcards...More

Thank Steve Y
BigCypressGallery, Director of Sales at Big Cypress Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We thank you for stopping by the gallery and for your great comments. We look forward to seeing you again. Maybe next time you can join us on a walk thru the swamp or stay at Clyde's Cottage for a few days getaway from the...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Amazing photography and a very cool location. Very friendly staff Out in the middle of nowhere with lots of park access nearby. Bring foodMore

Thank Brendan L
BigCypressGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Big Cypress Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. The Butcher family spends a great deal of time and energy in presenting this beautiful environment that we are privileged to enjoy. Clyde's images take us to places rarely seen by the average...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

A must stop. Clyde Butcher is an icon. The greatest American nature photographer after Amstel Adams. Even if you do not buy anything, your appreciation of the Everglades will deepen. Plus the wonderful staff that works there offers such personal insights to not only the...More

Thank DorisP52
BigCypressGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Big Cypress Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for sharing this truly remarkable experience with us. We have so many great experiences out here in the swamp and a lot of people run out of time! Between swamp walking, hiking on the Florida Trail, relaxing in one of our two vacation...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Clyde Butcher spent his life chronicling the sights both flora and fauna of the Everglades as well as other places around the globe. Even if you have no intention of purchasing a print of his work, this is high end stuff, just to see the...More

Thank bikingfarmer
BigCypressGallery, Director of Sales at Big Cypress Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Clyde Butcher's remarkable photographs give us an access to nature we rarely see or experience. Thank you for your kind words

Reviewed 25 February 2017

Clyde Butcher has a excellent eye for and great knowledge of the Everglades and its animals. I highly recommend your taking a few minutes to stop in and look at the art on display.More

Thank jdone
BigCypressGallery, Gallery Staff at Big Cypress Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you for your review jdone! We are a family owned and operated gallery and depend largely on "word of mouth" referrals. The art on display reflects our artists desire to connect the viewer with the intricacies of an extraordinary and endangered ecosystem. We hope...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

A world renown black and white photographer has a studio out in the middle of the swamp. Clyde Butcher and his wife have traveled extensively photographing sites in the National Parks, but in Florida they are better known for photos of the swamps, i.e., the...More

Thank waterbaby12016
BigCypressGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Big Cypress Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for your comments. Clyde Butcher's compelling black and white photograghs chronicle some of America's most beautiful and complex ecosystems. The exquisite beauty and depth of his work draws the viewer into a relationship with nature. For more than forty years he has been...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017

After years of driving thru the Big Cypress in the Everglades here in Florida, finally made a stop at Clyde Butcher's Gallery. It was wonderful.....beautiful nature photography of the Everglades. There are 2 cottages you can rent and swamp nature walks are also available. Would...More

Thank flzdmpm03
BigCypressGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Big Cypress Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery. Our website at Clydebutcher.com includes an email sign-up to allow you the opportunity to receive event dates to plan your special visit during Clyde’s next appearance.

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We called in to the gallery on the recommendation of a ranger. It was a special event at the gallery. Displaying Clyde's pictures to celebrate the Parks 100th birthday. Clyde's beautiful, huge black and white pictures were on show. There was a violinist playing. Clyde...More

Thank VanessaRoad
BigCypressGallery, Gallery Staff and Naturalist Guide at Big Cypress Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Dear Vanessa, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery. We were extremely blessed to see so many people enjoying our new National Parks exhibit featuring 34 of Clyde's beautiful black and white images. Our event...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

This gallery is located along Route 41, Tamiami Trail. It looks small from the outside but inside you will find some of the amazing large format photographs. Most are of the cypress swamp but he also has photos from other popular parks in America. The...More

Thank Truckie351
BigCypressGallery, Gallery Staff at Big Cypress Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

Thank you for reviewing us! The Big Cypress Gallery offers more than just amazing photographic art, our parking lot is a great place to watch alligators sunning themselves, and our backdoor nature trail allows one to take a 5 minute encounter with the deeper reaches...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had a great experience meeting Clyde Butcher, what an interesting and soft spoken guy, AND he gave us tips on spots to visit, like Loop Road and Gator hook, very cool!

Thank Caribe704
BigCypressGallery, Director of Sales at Big Cypress Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

We all had a fun time this labor day weekend. Clyde's reveal of his new images. Thank you for coming out to the Big Cypress Gallery. Clyde Butchers powerful black and white photographs explore his personal bond with the environment IMG_1642.JPG IMG_1647.JPG IMG_1638.JPG

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Cat B
How much is the admission?
19 October 2016|
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Response from BigCypressGallery | Property representative |
What beautiful response from all of you. Thank you very much for the interest. The gallery is open 7 days a week 10am to 5pm and is free. We do close major holidays any questions give us a call 239-695-2428
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Fauxtaographer
where is it?
23 June 2016|
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Response from BigCypressGallery | Property representative |
Big Cypress Gallery address is 52388 Tamiami Trial Ochopee, Fl 34141. Thank you to Carol A & Jim Y. Clyde has a wonderful following. If you have questions 239-695-2428. We are open 10am to 5pm. Head EAST on 41. The gallery... More
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