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Big Cypress Institute

Nature Programs & Tours in Big Cypress National Preserve

Explore. Discover. Understand.

The Big Cypress Institute is a non-profit partnership between the Florida National Parks Association and Big Cypress National Preserve. The mission is to inspire visitors to become environmental stewards through educational exposure to Big Cypress. Be sure to also visit our sister Institutes in Biscayne and Everglades National Parks.

Top-Rated Big Cypress National Preserve Tours

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Amazing ecosystems

Our visit was so interesting. We saw alligators, many different species of birds, as well as cypress and mangrove swamps, vast grasslands and beautiful sunsets. I highly recommend Big Cypress in South Florida!

– David B. | TripAdvisor
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All the birds!

So many birds! And gators, of course. If you’re going to the Everglades or just driving across southern Florida don’t miss Big Cypress. It’s beautiful!

– Bethany N. | TripAdvisor
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Ranger walk to Deep Lake

Highly recommend this trip to see some real Florida. We learned about about the panthers, deer, snails and birds that call this Cypress forest home. If you are lucky you will have a ranger as knowledgeable and quietly passionate as Patrick!

– Frances V. | TripAdvisor
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Beautiful nature!

Beautiful place with an awesome boardwalk and a fantastic nature and visitor center. It’s a great way to get a taste of the Everglades in a safe and relaxing environment. An abundance of birds and wildlife and just a very peaceful walk in nature.

– Lisa S. | TripAdvisor