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The Shell Factory and Nature Park
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Today 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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What's NEW at The Shell Factory & Nature Park? The Soaring Eagle Zip Line! Only $8.50 pp {includes tax} 4 FREE Museums.....The Shell Museum featuring a replica of All Saints Church...The Natural History Museum donated by Jimmy Johnson...The Fossil & Gem Museum with real T-Rex bones! The newest museum...The Military Museum featuring Baseball through war-time & JFK tribute. FREE ADMISSION
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2787 N Tamiami Trail Fort Myers, FL 33903
2787 North Tamiami TrailUSFloridaFort Myers33903
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Today 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Family-friendly complex with a retail shop, steak-&-seafood eatery, nature park & rides for kids.- Google
"The stores had tons of beautiful shells."
"The animal park isn't tacky though its wonderful, especially the birds."
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Hailey Smith
10 months ago
I visited the Nature Park on Friday, September 5, 2014. While I understand Florida has severe heat I believe the conditions that some of these animals are living in is unacceptable. There is a very small pond with two large ducks and a few turtles that is very low, full of slime and has no water flow. Also, the turtle’s shells are covered in slime. There was a Park employee riding around on a bicycle smoking a cigarette in the park right past the 4 month old monkeys which I am sure isn’t good for them. All the water areas in this facility are very thick and full with slime. Most of the animals live in a cage with dirt and hardly any grass if any. There are several large birds that are in their own cages which are too small for them to even expand their wings! It looks as though this park has gone downhill and the employees/owners do they absolute minimum when they should go above and beyond for these animals. I’m appalled and hope something is done about this.
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Karen Weihrauch
10 months ago
I work at the Shell Factory....Yes, It's old, dusty and sometimes smelly, but it's also been around 76 years. One person said " for it size it only had one checkout" Just to let everyone know...There are 5 checkouts. Also we have a real Post Office, Rosie's Fudge & Ice Cream and a Subway . Yes some of the $ are a little high, but your not going to find a lot of this stuff in Walmart...I have been with the Shell Factory off and on for about 15 years and 2014 is the best it's ever been. So have a open mind and come see the way I work in the Christmas House and we have some of the best holiday decorations you'll find. Have a wonderful day, hope to see you soon.....
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Tierra Simonsen
5 months ago
I love this nature park ! more animals than Naples zoo and both my 8 year old and 2 year old love it here. we visit often . reasonably priced 2 day pass
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Alex Zuza
3 months ago
Fun, but not very many employees. Theirs an arcade, mini folf, and zoo.
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Carol Davison
a year ago
We went this week with our two grandsons and had a great time. The shell factory is huge and has all of the tourist stuff you might want. The nature park was fabulous! It was really hot and humid but we still spent a few hours there. The best part is the walk in 'caged' area where there is a stream with fish and turtles, huge tortoise, several large lizards, (they are really laid back and let the kids touch them), peacocks that are not only beautiful but let out as occasional yell, lots of birds... Could hardly get the boys out of there. The restaurant was under construction, but open and we had a pretty good, affordable lunch. Great day, and would definitely go back. Carol
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Brian Adler
7 months ago
great time for whole family Zip line very fun... water balloon fight was we did it twice inexpensive fun for family. paddle boats and bumper boats topped it off.
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Tim Warner
a year ago
Maybe once upon a time it was, this place shows its age. Doesn't look like it updated anything except its prices in the past 40 years. We opted for the "kids package". Blew a lot of money paying for adult add-ons to do things with the kids til I finally said. Its not worth it. Pretty sure I won't be back. Bumper boats were worn out and hacked to work. Paddle boats were broken and huge dog-poop piles on the putting course. I hate to write bad reviews but this place is just worn out. Had I known it was gonna be this way I wouldn't have come.
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Nick Overstreet
10 months ago
Everything about this place is trash. Don't waste your time or money. Too many better things to do in this area besides a rundown dumpy moldy excuse for a park. It should be called the Smell Factory.