Miccosukee Indian Village, Miami, Florida
Mile Marker 70, Miami, Florida 33144| Map |
Indian crafts, alligator wrestling, photo ops with baby alligators and an airboat ride with Elvis – what more could one ask for on a trip to South Florida? The Miccosukee Indian Village is the gateway to these and other cultural curiosities, the perfect stop for a family vacation in the area. Located on the Tamiami Trail, the Miccosukee Indian Village contains a museum displaying traditional Native American artifacts and artwork, and hosts demonstrations such as the aforementioned alligator “wrestling," which isn’t as frightening as it sounds; it’s more of an educational activity. Most visitors go on to take a quick airboat ride over to an area that could be described as an outdoor crafts mall, but it’s visually interesting and full of great Native items to buy. The tribal Elvis who pilots the boat gives a mini-tour and calls out to the alligators, a weirdly fun experience all around. The Miccosukee Indian Village is a classic Florida attraction and historic site rolled into one, and shouldn’t be overlooked on a driving vacation around Miami.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The Miccosukee tribe runs a resort and casino nearby, with dining and shopping options, making it a good rest stop along the way.
Address: Mile Marker 70, Miami, Florida 33144| Map
Hours: Year Round
Price: Charges vary. For details, check prices.