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88 MIAMI LIVING PROFILE Who says you can't have it all? This is Miami —the possibilities for fun and R&R are infinite. Seeking excitement, culture, tranquil surroundings, and tons of entertainment— perhaps somewhere you can win big, sleep tight and wake-up on the edge of the Florida Everglades? Yes, this place does exist. You can enjoy all of the above and more at The Miccosukee Resort and Gaming. This nine-story hotel, located approximately 18 miles from downtown Miami, is comprised of 302 guest rooms and luxurious suites custom designed to create a delightful guest experience. To ensure the utmost comfort, rooms include comfy bathrobes and slippers, complimentary premium channels, Pay-Per-View movies, Playstation games, coffee-makers, in-room safes, and are equipped with Wi-Fi access. But with all the action going on around the resort, you won't want to be confined to your room. Feelin' like Lady Luck is your side? Take advantage of their Gaming Area, where you'll find more than 1,700 video pull-tab machines. Gaming enthusiasts can also play poker in the spacious 32-table Poker Hall, which features 7 Card Stud, Texas Hold' Em, Tahoe and Omaha High-Low. If you're not a poker fan, try the High Stakes Bingo sessions that range from Early Bird to Nite Owl to Insomnia. And don't forget to sign-up for the Ultimate Rewards Players' Club to enjoy their special member benefits. Play from sunrise to sunset; enjoy the excitement of playing 24-hours a day. Guests can enjoy culinary delights from a choice of five dining options. Their fine dining restaurant, Empeeke-Cheke, offers an exotic selection of meats and delicacies native to the region like venison, frog legs, wild boar, buffalo, alligator, snook and distinctive Indian fry bread. You'll be impressed by their extensive international wine list, superb liquors and exclusive cigars. For something a bit more low-key, the resort also features a first-class international buffet, 24 hour deli, café, and snack bar. For social occasions or business meetings, the resort offers banquet and convention facilities with over 46,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. When you are in need of some lux pampering, relaxation and rejuvenation can easily be achieved by visiting the Pa-Hay Okee Spa. This full-service European spa spoils guests with beauty treatments that include, relaxing massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, paraffin hand dips and other treatments. Looking to be a little more active? Guests can play a challenging round of golf at the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club – just located approximately 10 miles away from the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming. The beautiful country club is the home of the Miccosukee Championship; a Nationwide Tour Event. And what vacation is complete without a little culture? Just 18 miles west of the resort is the Miccosukee Indian Village. Here guests can observe Miccosukee Indians as they engage in the art of woodwork, beadwork, patchwork, basket weaving and doll making. View historical artifacts, paintings by Tribal artists and historical photographs of Tribal members at the Miccosukee Museum. This is an activity that the entire family can enjoy. The Miccosukee Indian Village provides valuable insight into the rich culture, lifestyle and history of the Tribe. With so many exciting activities to select from the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming is the ultimate vacation destination. ML Pack Your Bags Next stop --Miccosukee Resort and Gaming Words by Claudia Paredes

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