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Must-See Attraction in South Florida: Billy Swap Safari

img_1854-e1534795829331.jpg Billy Swap Safari Entrance

Looking for a great outdoor adventure? Well, Billie Swamp Safari is one of the must-see attractions here in South Florida. Located in Clewiston on the Seminole Big Cypress Reservation, the Billie Swamp Safari offers both an authentic swamp and tribal experience. It is famous for its swamp buggies and also alligator wrestling. Check out some of the highlights below from my recent visit.

Right before the entrance is a set up for the petting zoo which is actually free of charge. Yes, I said free! This site is family friendly and welcomes you to interact with the animals in this section. The zoo in its entirety has over “20 different creatures that walk, swim, crawl and fly” (at least that’s what the brochure says) including bears, tigers, and owls.

petting zooKids at the Petting zoo playing with a Pony

There are both day and night packages that include rides and shows. This attraction is open 24/7, 7 days a week so you can pop in at any time. The paid activities include a Critter show, Snake show, Swamp Buggy rides, and Airboat Rides. I must say the Critter show was surprisingly enjoyable, interactive and informative. The hosts are very polite and will even take pictures of you and the critters.

IMG_1958Critter Show Host

As far as the rides go, you get your money’s worth with the 55 minutes long Swamp Buggy Eco-Tour that usually runs hourly from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will see all kinds of animals out in the wild with the driver/guide educating you about the animals, plants, and Seminole tribe. It’s a very nostalgic experience that opens your eyes to a very different world and time.

billie-swamp-safari-swamp-buggy-e1534798384627.pngSwam Buggy Eco-Tour
Photo by Billie Swamp Safari

It’s as fun as it seems, believe me! On the other hand, Airboat rides are faster with views of migratory birds, fish, snakes, turtles, alligators and more in their natural habitat. Boat rides run every half hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, the alligator presentation is complimentary with all packages.

I can’t forget to mention the great features of the night time activities such as campfire storytelling or being able to sleep overnight in authentic Seminole Chickee huts or dorms. At night, swamp buggy rides get a little more interesting with the dark atmosphere.

What’s even more impressive? VIP tours are available that provides a personal guide to take you on a private, 90-minute Swamp Buggy Eco-Tour, extended airboat ride, animal encounter, all-access shows, a Swamp Platter Sampler, refreshments and “Survivor” memento.

Speaking about food, there is a Swamp Water Cafe. It’s not exactly what it sounds like. The restaurant does offer Native American delicacies such as frybread (sweet), frog legs, and gator tail nuggets but also serve traditional American classics like burgers and fries. I dare you to try the gator tail nuggets, but all jokes aside, I really enjoyed the frybread which comes complimentary with every meal. The Swamp cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Iggy Azalea ‘Bad Girls Tour’ This Fall

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is coming to a stage near you with her “Bad Girls Tour” this fall.

Azalea has announced her first North American headlining tour in four years with special guests CupcakKe and Megan Thee Stallion. The tour kicks off Oct. 27  at the Seminole Hard Rock Event Center in Hollywood, Fla. and will stop in cities across the U.S. and Canada including Atlanta, New York, Toronto, Chicago, and Los Angeles, wrapping Dec. 4 in Houston.

Pre-sale tickets will be available to TIDAL and Citi members beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. local time.

The tour comes in support of Iggy’s recent EP Survive the Summer, which spawned the Tyga-assisted single “Kream.”

THE BAD GIRLS TOUR DATES

Oct. 27 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Oct. 29 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
Oct. 30 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Nov. 1 – Washington, D.C. – The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Nov. 3 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater presented by Cricket Wireless
Nov. 6 – New York, NY – United Palace
Nov. 8 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 9 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 12 – Toronto, ON – REBEL
Nov. 14 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit presented by Cricket Wireless
Nov. 16 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Nov. 19 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
Nov. 20 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre
Nov. 23 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Nov. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 27 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
Nov. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Dev. 1 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Dev. 3 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Dev. 4 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center