5 sites for admiring Miami's native American background Miami

Miccosukee Resort & Casino

500 SW 177th Ave
Krome Avenue Reservation 
+1 305 222 4600

Sure, you can stack your Bingo cards, try your hand at high-stakes poker, and pull the arm on plenty of gaming machines. But what’s really interesting here are all the displays of Miccosukee culture that exist in between the entertainments. The authentic exhibits are just a glimpse of what’s been preserved, and what’s been lost.

Miccosukee Indian Village

Everglades NP, US-41
Tamiami Trail Reservation 
+1 305 552 8365

Even if you don’t want to be the volunteer chosen to hold closed the snout of a large alligator, you can have an adventure at the Village. Learn about basket weaving and beadwork. Tour the museum. And sample fry bread and frogs’ legs, which do taste like chicken.

The Miami Circle


401 Brickell Ave

This Tequesta archaeological artifact was discovered during preparation for building a skyscraper in downtown Miami in 1998. It dates back to 2000 years before the arrival of the Spanish. No one’s entirely sure of the purpose, but it’s been preserved so that everybody can take a gander and a guess.

Historymiami Museum

101 W Flagler St
+1 305 375 1492

Find fascinating tribal artifacts in the 37.000-item Object Collection of this reliable museum. In the Seminole Collection in particular, dolls, beads, baskets, patchwork and even wooden dugout canoes are on exhibit. It’s a glimpse into the Florida way of life before the Europeans and air-conditioning invaded.

Pahayokee Overlook


40001 State Rd 9336
+1 305 242 7700

The Miccosukee and Seminole tribes called the Everglades home long before they were forced onto governmentdesignated reservations. Visit Pahayokee (Seminole for ‘grassy river’), a boardwalk and lookout tower, to gain some perspective and photograph some of the best views in Everglades National Park.

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