Billie Swamp Safari
Between Fort Lauderdale and Naples off of I-75 (at Exit 49), then north 19 miles, Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, FL 33440
863-983-6101 | 800-949-6101
Airboat Rides, Swamp Buggy EcoTours, Animal & Reptile Shows & more! Day/Overnight Packages & Exclusive Tours available. 800-GO-SAFARI, www.billieswampsafari.travel.
Big Cypress 118 Anniversary Celebration
January 24 - 25, 2014
Big Cypress Shootout, 2nd Seminole War Reenactment
January 31 - February 2, 2014
Seminole War Reenactment, Historical and Cultural Displays Highlight the Big Cypress Shootout Friday, January 31, 2014 (Educational Day) Saturday, February 1, 10am - 5pm - Battle at 11am & 3pm Sunday, February 2, 10am -5pm - Battle at 2pm WHAT: Seminole Tribe of Florida will present a reenactment of the Second Seminole War at the Big Cypress Shootout at Billie Swamp Safari located between Fort Lauderdale and Naples, on the Big Cypress Reservation just north of I-75 (Alligator Alley) Exit 49. TICKETS: $9 adults, $6 children 12 and under. The battle reenactments honor the Seminole’s struggle and sacrifice to remain in their homeland and will feature authentic weapons, soldier and warrior attire and tactics typical of the Second Seminole War. The three-day event will also include music, Seminole food, Seminole and pioneer artisans, tomahawk throws, primitive archery competition, Seminole Stomp Dancing, authentic Seminole and soldier camps, venomous snake shows and alligator wrestling. —Period settlers” from around the country will hew wood, iron and silver crafts and depict trading techniques from the Seminole war era.