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Welcome to the Miccosukee Indian Village

Welcome to the Miccosukee Indian Village Just 30 minutes west of the Florida Turnpike, in the heart of the enchanting Florida Everglades, you can enter a world rich in tradition, time honored customs and heritage unlike any other the Miccosukee Indian Village. More than the native habitat of a proud people, the Village represents the rich culture, lifestyle and history of the Tribe.

Tribal Customs and Activities — Yours to Discover
Observe the Miccosukee Indians creating native artistic crafts including:
- Woodwork
- Basket weaving
- Beadwork
- Patchwork

At the Miccosukee Museum, you’ll take in the historic beauty of:
- Tribal artifacts
- Unique Miccosukee clothing
- Native paintings
- Special cooking utensils
- Important photographs
- Informative film

MUSEUM

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.

Museum guests will appreciate the colorful native paintings and handcrafted sculptures as well as the special area, which highlights the relationship between the Miccosukee and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Visitors will also admire the works of local artist Stephen Tiger and vibrant Everglades plant and animal displays.

At the Miccosukee Museum, your clients partake in the historic beauty of:
- Tribal artifacts
- Unique Miccosukee clothing
- Native paintings
- Special cooking utensils
- Rarely seen photographs
- Informative film

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ALLIGATOR DEMONSTRATIONS

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.

A prime photo opportunity! Keep a camera on hand because you’ll see a man overpower a creature 7-9 feet in length with a row of teeth at least a foot long.

Watch the skilled native insert his hand into the alligator’s mouth and hold the animal’s jaws open with his head. Truly amazing!

Alligator demonstrations daily schedule:
11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
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AIRBOAT RIDES

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.

For your convenience and safety, airboats are designed to accommodate as few as a couple of riders to larger groups.

A trip through the awe-inspiring Everglades is an adventure you will always remember. You’ll encounter a world like none other on the planet. See you soon!

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EVENTS

The annual Tribal Festivals are hosted by the The Miccosukee Educational Fund and all proceeds from the Festivals benefit The Miccosukee Educational Fund.

Miccosukee Indian Arts Festival

The objectives of this Festival are to celebrate and share the cultural creativity of the Native American Indian Tribes, while simultaneously raising funds for educational programs and the development of our youth.

The Festival enables visitors to learn about the heritage and lifestyle of the Native American Indian Tribes. Additionally, it showcases artwork and clothing designed by Native American Indian artisans and performances by Native American dancers and singers. Visitors can enjoy authentic, American Indian foods, watch alligator demonstrations and experience the Everglades on airboat rides. The experience is culturally rich.



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