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“Interested in the Seminoles? ”

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Clewiston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on the Big Cypress Reservation, this museum celebrates the history and the culture of the Seminole Indians. Winner of a 2015-2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This museum does an excellent job of representing the Seminole Tribe,and for anyone truly interested in their history and culture then it's somewhat isolated location should not be a deterrent to visiting! This latest visit was my second and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The starting point is a short film explaining the Seminole's past,present and future then there are the exhibits which I would encourage visitors to take the time to read the write ups on each and everyone. These people's history is fascinating more so when one realizes the trials and tribulations they've had to endure to survive!
They are a proud people who cherish their culture, and steadfastly hold dear their traditions to pass them on to future generations. An interesting fact which is a source of pride for the Seminoles is the fact that they along with their close relatives the Miccosuki are the only Native American tribe to never have signed a peace treaty with the Federal Government so technically they're still in a state of war with the Federal government.
The museum also has a wonderful boardwalk with explanations on local flora and fauna and how these relate to the Seminoles.
One recommendation- I would definitely suggest visiting this area during Florida's cooler months because I'm sure that any visit during the summer would be uncomfortable at best with the heat,humidity and mosquitoes making for unbearable conditions!

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Carrie D, Visitor Services and Development Manager at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for your awesome and thorough review! We are so glad you visited the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and took away a great and memorable message about the Seminole story.

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Beautifully designed and informative museum! There is a 20 minute orientation video to start your tour -- this provides a great overview of Seminole history and contemporary life. The exhibits showcase historic daily life and culture of the unconquered Seminole Tribe. A mile-long boardwalk through the vibrant Everglades forest provides an enriching learning experience behind the museum. The gift shop offers a great selection of Seminole and regional souvenirs. Overall a wonderful museum well worth the time to get there!

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Carrie D, Visitor Services and Development Manager at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for your review and for your lovely compliments on all the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum has to offer! We are so proud to share the Seminole story with our visitors.

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is my 2nd visit to the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and this time I brought family from Canada. The displays of Seminole bead work and patchwork are especially exquisite. This museum is so well done that one can spend several hours viewing the exhibits, then enjoy the surrounding Everglades.

I have worked 20+ years in archives/museums - Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is one of the best that I have visited.

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Carrie D, Visitor Services and Development Manager at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you so much for your high praise! We are always delighted to hear from our visitors that we are doing a great job helping preserve the Tribe's history and culture. We hope you are able to visit us again as we rotate our exhibits!

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

It's quiet a drive from Cape Coral to Seminole reservation through Hell's Kitchen but worth if in the end. Very large car park then a walk over a Gator pond into the museum. $10 entrance fee then a short film on the history of the local Seminole Indians who migrated here from Georgia & neighboring states. After the film an interesting museum to walk through then if wanted a long boardwalk in the woods. No wildlife to be seen but half way round you come to a clearing with wooden huts & some people working wood, beads etc. Nice touch of a toilet block here & a pay for drinks machine but 10 yards further is a free water dispenser with paper cups mmm. The gift shop is limited & expensive which was a let down as would have liked to bring something back to the K.K..

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Carrie D, Visitor Services and Development Manager at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review; we are glad you found the experience worth the drive!

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Great educational museum, discover the history of Seminole tribes and see exhibits relating to life in the time period.

Thank Janet W
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Carrie D, Visitor Services and Development Manager at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you for writing a review! We are always happy to know when our visitors have a meaningful experience here at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum.

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