The Alligator Encounter
Come and get a heavy dose of adventure and fun as you experience The Alligator Encounter at the Miccosukee Indian Village. For an additional price, have a Miccosukee Alligator Wrestler teach you how to respectfully touch and mount a large size Florida Alligator.
You will never be witness to anything close to this experience.
Have you ever had a Tribal member teach you the art of Alligator Wrestling?
Have you ever touched and mounted a live large size Florida Alligator…and lived to tell the story?
Have you ever held the power of a true natural predator in your hands?
Race to the Miccosukee Indian Village and say: “I want an Alligator Encounter!” to experience it all!
Please call (305) 552-8365 for more information.
No harm or pain is inflicted on the alligators during The Alligator Encounter.
Welcome to the Miccosukee Indian Village & Airboat Rides
Just 30 minutes west of Miami-Dade County, experience how the Miccosukee Indian Tribe existed and still exists in ‘The Heart of the Florida Everglades.’
Visit the Miccosukee Indian Village and let our experienced guides take you on a tour of our history, culture and lifestyle. See a variety of demonstrators and displays from woodcarving to patchwork, beadwork, basket weaving and doll making. Get up close to the Florida Alligator and learn how the species has thrived in the Everglades for centuries.
History and culture are reflected through our renovated Indian Museum. A short film and historical artifacts are also highlighted. Experience the richness of our culture with paintings by Tribal artists and a photo exhibit, which depicts contemporary Miccosukee society.
Crafts range from Authentic Miccosukee patchwork and beadwork to Navajo silver jewelry, which are available for purchase at the Miccosukee Gift Shop.
By airboat, you can take a ride through the vast ‘River of Grass’ and discover a typical hammock-style Indian camp that has been owned by the same Miccosukee family for more than 100 years.
The Miccosukee Restaurant features such delights as World-Famous Miccosukee fry bread, pumpkin bread, Everglades frog legs, ‘gator’ and catfish, as well as, standard American cuisine.
In addition to the daily activities, the Miccosukee Tribe hosts the annual Miccosukee Indian Arts & Crafts Festival, which starts on December 26th.
VILLAGE & AIRBOATS are open daily: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Located on Mile Marker 35
Heading West on US Highway 41
GUIDED TOURS: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
ALLIGATOR SHOWS: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm
COST: $12.00 Adults, $6.00 Children (6-12), 5 & under Free
AIRBOAT RIDES RUN CONTINUOUSLY: The ride is 30 minutes and includes a 10 minute stop at an authentic hammock-style Indian Camp.
COST: Adults $20.00, Children $12.00 (6-12), 5 & under Free
PRIVATE TOURS ON SMALLER AIRBOATS:
35 MIN: Adults $45.00, Children $15.00 (6-12), 5 & under Free
1 HOUR: Adults $55.00, Children $20.00 (6-12), 5 & under Free
RESTAURANT is open daily: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE
Miccosukee Information Center
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Founded in 1983, the Miccosukee Indian Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the Tribe’s unique way of life. Among the many fascinating exhibits are photographs of tribal members from past generations and elaborate native attire worn by men and women. This is also where the Tribe proudly displays the government documents that gave them their sovereignty in 1962.
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Explore the breathtaking beauty of nature at its finest when you tour the historic Everglades on an adventurous airboat ride. Take in the charm, splendor and romance of an untouched, protected environment featuring native plants, alligators, birds and other species of wildlife in their natural habitat. Your airboat ride will also pass through the untamed “River of Grass” and stop at an authentic, Miccosukee hammock-style Indian Camp that’s over 100 years old.
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When you visit the Miccosukee Indian Village, take the time to see the world-famous alligator demonstrations. You’ll be spellbound as the brave tribesman risks his life in a pit full of alligators, performing rituals that have been handed down by the Miccosukee Indians for generations.