Miccosukee Indian Village.

Indian Village Gator Wrestling

Field review by the editors.

Miami, Florida

This wrestling show is just one part of the Miccosukee Indian Village attraction, which despite its Miami address is way, way out in the Florida Everglades. There's also an air boat ride, a display of native structures and crafts, a gift shop, and a restaurant that serves gator meat.

The Miccosukee's PR people have renamed their wrestling demonstrations "cultural alligator shows." It's pretty much the same set of moves that you'd see elsewhere, but instead of being salted with tales of gator terror, it's seasoned with references to native lore.

Although the parking lot of the Village has a statue of a large native and gator facing off, the last Miccosukee wrestler, Rocky Jim Jr., retired in 2016. The wrestling is now performed by others.

Also see: Roadside Guide to Florida Alligator Attractions

Indian Village Gator Wrestling

Miccosukee Indian Village

Address:
US 41 Tamiami Trail, Miami, FL
Directions:
On US 41, south side, around 18 miles west of Hwy 997, or 39 miles east of Hwy 29.
Phone:
305-223-8380
RA Rates:
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