Seminole Tribe © Seminole
An hour west of Fort Lauderdale, on the road to Naples, the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation boasts the Ah-Tah-Thi-Khi Museum, giving visitors an insight into the history and culture of Florida's so-called 'unconquered' Indian tribe. The museum features exhibits and a living village where visitors can watch artisans at work. There is also a nature trail to explore, and a film on Seminole history is shown regularly. Apart from the many interesting cultural artefacts on display, the reservation is scenically very lovely, showcasing some of the typical everglades flora and fauna. The Big Cypress Seminole Reservation is the ideal place to go to get a feel for the American Indian heritage of Florida.