In the Seminole language, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki means “a place to learn” so come to the Big Cypress Reservation and learn about the fascinating history and culture of the Seminole Indians. See how their ancestors lived in the Florida Everglades and swamps in a museum rich with stimulating exhibits and rare artifacts.
You can also explore Nature trails through the stunning 60-acre (24 hectares) cypress dome and experience a living village. The museum film, “We Seminoles,” tells the Seminole story in their own words and chronicles their trials and tribulations to remain in Florida. The museum also contains interactive computers and a Native American gift shop. Experience history at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on the Big Cypress Reservation.
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on the Big Cypress is located in Clewinston, not far from Fort Lauderdale. To get there, take the I-75 to Exit 49 and continue for about 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the reservation. The museum on the reservation consists of 3 buildings, 5,000 square feet (464 square meters) of exhibition space, and a mile-long (1.6 kilometers) nature trail through a cypress dome.