Miami Car Rentals and Miccosukee Indian Village
Just 30 minutes west of Miami, there lies a village dedicated to the old ways of life. From basket weavers to totem poles, the Miccosukee Indian Village proudly maintains and exhibits its traditions for customers of Continental Miami Car Rentals vacationers. Located in the heart of the Miccosukee Resort, the Miccosukee Indian Village is open daily, providing visitors with an exciting escape from big city attractions and distractions. Whether you're looking for unique souvenirs or interested in learning more about Miccosukee traditions, you're sure to have a wonderful time viewing the exhibits and strolling the grounds.
Unique gifts for you and your Continental Miami Car Rentals friends
Visitors to the Miccosukee Indian Village are invited to purchase souvenirs from any one of the exciting stores and cultural display areas. Village guides will take you on a tour through these wonderful heritage markers, providing customers of Continental Miami Car Rentals with an opportunity to ask questions and participate in demonstrations. Exciting displays within the village include woodcarving and patch working displays, along with bead working, basket weaving and doll making. Examples of the skills are available for purchase in the form of Cherokee moccasins and Navajo silver jewelry.
Immerse yourself in tribal legends at the Museum of Tribal & Natural History
Founded in 1983, the Miccosukee Museum of Natural and Tribal History features a handful of exhibits chronicling traditional native life and culture. Prominent tribal members have covered one room's walls with photography while another features paintings and sculptures. A third room highlights the relationship between the Miccosukee and the Mississippi Band of the Choctaw Indians. Customers of Continental Miami Car Rentals will also notice a number of documents displayed proudly within the museum. These documents display the sovereignty that was awarded to the tribe in 1962.
Exciting attractions for customers of Continental Miami Car Rentals
The Miccosukee Indian Village proudly allows visitors to engage in a number of exciting traditional activities during their visit. These include:
- Sewing: Intricate patchwork sewing known the worldwide.
- Arts & Crafts: Customers of Continental Miami Car Rentals can watch as Miccosukee women build dolls, baskets and much more.
- Native Island & Air Boat Tours: Thanks to its location along the edge of the Everglades, the Miccosukee Indian Village can provide visitors with a first-class tour of the surrounding area.
- Cook Chickee (Cooking House): Visitors are invited to explore this unique building, which houses a mystical star-shaped fireplace. This building is the most important building in the traditional Miccosukee Village as it provides every family with a place to cook food.
- Alligator Wrestling: Customers of Continental Miami Car Rentals will be amazed as they watch tribesmen risk their lives in a pit full of snapping alligators.
- Miccosukee Indian Restaurant: Visitors will find the best traditional Indian cuisine inside this restaurant, along with some standard American fare.
The cultural event of the season
This Miccosukee Indian Tribe presents an annual celebration to honor their heritage every January. Known as the Miccosukee Indian Arts Festival, this weeklong event allows visitors an opportunity to view and purchase authentic Native American artwork. Native American dancers, singers and performers will also be on hand to entertain festivalgoers. All proceeds from this annual event benefit the Miccosukee Indian Education Foundation. If you would like more information on the festival, please call 1-305-223-8380. Admission to the festival is $10 for adults and $7 for children. Kids 6 and under are admitted for free.
The Miccosukee Indian Village is proud to be a part of the Miami Dade County. If you would like to learn more about the Village before planning your Continental Miami Car Rentals vacation, please visit the Miccosukee Resort homepage at www.miccosukeeresort.com. The Miccosukee Indian Village is located at Mile Marker 70 on US 41 Tamiami Trail. The Indian Village is open from 9am to 5pm daily.