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Shell Factory & Nature Park

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2787 N Tamiami Trl, North Fort Myers, FL 33903-2213
+1 239-995-2141
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Fun place!

Came here last year with our exchange student form Spain and took our 2 exchange students, 1 from... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Charles1019
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Cape Coral, Florida
Very cool place!

Visited with my 4 children and we had a lot of fun! Unfortunately, it was super hot and humid out... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Helene G
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Stockton, California
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SW Florida's #1 Family Destination! Spend the day with us! Offering shopping for everyone featuring everything from Shells, Coral, Sea Life, Christmas Collectibles, Fine Jewelry & Shell Jewelry,Shell Art & the perfect Gift for that someone special,The Beach Shack-Beach clothing and toys,Betty Boop Cafe',The Game Room with live crab races daily! 3 Museums with FREE ADMISSION! Take a ride on the THE SOARING EAGLE ZIP LINE! $8.50 PP INCLUDES TAX! Stroll The Nature Park with Petty Farm, touch center and see live gators plus much more! Have a blast at The Fun Park with Paddle Boats,Mini Golf, trampolines plus much more! Doggy Heaven Park, Home of The SW Florida Weiner Dogs & Suncoast Dock Dogs-bring your pet! Have lunch or dinner at Capt'n Fishbones Restaurant (open until 8pm) featuring AYCE Fish Fry! Inquire about holding your next function with us, from small birthday parties to large conferences! "There's Always Something Happening Here!"
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“zip line” (109 reviews)
“bumper boats” (72 reviews)
“gift shop” (86 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2787 N Tamiami Trl, North Fort Myers, FL 33903-2213
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+1 239-995-2141
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Came here last year with our exchange student form Spain and took our 2 exchange students, 1 from Spain and 1 from China here this year along with our 2 daughters. They have putt putt golf, zip line, water bumper cars, nice small zoo and...More

1  Thank Charles1019
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi Charles, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are currently remodeling some areas of the park and we hope that in some time you will see the changes.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Visited with my 4 children and we had a lot of fun! Unfortunately, it was super hot and humid out so walking around the nature park was quite miserable for us but we still enjoyed looking at the various animals. Honestly, I wish they had...More

Thank Helene G
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi Helene, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. While the heat and humidity is hard on us many of our animals are from warm areas therefore this weather is appropriate for them. Thank you for visiting and reviewing us.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Kids loved the zoo and we all lovallthe shell factory! So many different things to see. we topped off our day with a fantastic meal at Captain Wishbones.

Thank Verna A
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi Verna, thank you for taking the time to review us. Happy to hear you enjoyed the nature park.

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place to go with your family, variety at the store,but don't go 30 minutes before they are about to close, they start pushing the time, for you to leave, plus some of the lady's that work in there, are not a knowledge...More

Thank patricia p
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi Patricia, We appreciate you providing us with your feedback. We apologize if you were rushed out of our store, we will address this with our staff. We want to make sure each guest enjoys all aspects of the Shell Factory.

Reviewed 6 August 2017

This place was a blast. We stayed almost five hours. We enjoyed the four free museums immensely. The taxidermy exhibit was creepily cool. Tons of photo ops. The nature park was a blast. We actually went back in on the way out just to play...More

Thank dsLarMar
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to go through the nature park and understanding everything we're trying to do. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 5 August 2017

I took my 12 yr old grandson here and was really disappointed Maybe better for younger kids. Sadly the animal cages were in need of repair and/or animals were nonexistent. In general the place seemed worn down. Lots of merchandise in the gift shop if...More

2  Thank Faith H
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi Faith, We appreciate you taking the time to review us. At the time we are remodeling many of the habitats for the animals therefore they have been moved to other enclosures. We can update you for when the remodeling is completed.

Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is the type of attraction that was common in old Florida (before Disney) - a collection of buildings at the roadside, with frequent billboards teasing the wonders within. It's grown since I first saw it in the 70's - there's now ziplines, bumper boats,...More

1  Thank Rob S
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Hi Rob, we appreciate you taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A nice place to stop and look around. Lots of different museums (which are free) huge gift shop. A good place for kids. Just a fun little place to visit if your in the area.

1  Thank two_for_fun_n_travel
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We thought this looked fun but in fact it was terrible. The nature park was extra to pay and as everything else looked run down and poor we did not bother. The rides were partly working and we were informed a boat ride our son...More

2  Thank honeybeed
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback.

Reviewed 26 July 2017

I would not recommend this place to anyone. My family and I visited because we saw it on groupon and saw good reviews on here for the most part, but I have to say it was a very depressing and horrible visit. The place is...More

2  Thank Leah S
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Hi Leah, As always I like to thank you for taking the time to review and would like to address your concerns.We are an older facility which is showing its age and are continuously working on expanding and reconstructing the old enclosures. We have put...More

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Every Thursday from September thru June.
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Response from Denver L | Reviewed this property |
Both, it depends on what you buy. There is plenty to choose from. The real ones are so good they look manufactured ! Gator heads, conchs,spirals, and just about everything else. The stuffed wild animals I helped move in... More
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not sure. I would call them. 4 years old seems a little young but that could just be me.
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