Big Cypress Reservation, Clewiston

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The Big Cypress Indian Reservation is one of the six reservations of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. It is located in southeastern Hendry County and northwestern Broward County, in southern Florida, United States. The reservation lies south of Lake Okeechobee and just north of Alligator Alley. It is governed by the Seminole Tribe of Florida's Tribal Council, and is the largest of the five Seminole reservations in the state. Facilities on the reservation include the tribal museum and a major entertainment and rodeo complex.
The land area is 81.972 sq mi (212.306 kmĀ²), including the 12th-largest cattle operation in the country. A resident population of 591 persons was reported in the 2010 census. The reservation is also called "Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation" or "Big Cypress Reservation". It lies adjacent to the north side of the largest section of the Miccosukee Indian Reservation in western Broward County.
The tribe owns two tourist attractions here: Billie Swamp Safari, and Big Cypress Entertainment Complex.
The American rock band Phish held their millennium concert at the reservation from December 30, 1999 to January 1, 2000. With 85,000 people in attendance, it was the earliest and largest sold-out millennium concert. Phish performed three sets of music on the 30th, an afternoon set on the 31st, and an unprecedented "Midnight To Dawn" set, which ran from 11:50pm until sunrise on January 1, 2000.
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  • We went on the Buggy tour, the guide was very knowledgable, extremely interesting. The seminole craft area was also very interesting and we chatted with one of the tribe. Very nice cafe too with great...  more »
  • The people were so friendly and accommodating! Read early reviews that were negative? They must have corrected the problem because everything was top shelf. Airboat ride swamp buggy ride well worth it...  more »

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