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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Address: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966
Phone Number: 239-533-7550
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Ranked #2 of 103 things to do in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Saint Michael
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We took the family and enjoyed the educational displays both in the visitor center and on the boardwalk. If you get a booklet, there are signs throughout the walk that identify what you are seeing. There are rest rooms and picnic tables and easy parking. This park is easily accessible.

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Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is really a terrific place for people of all ages to get a bit closer to nature. Because it contains a variety of wild creatures no two visits are the same. Most recently we arrived around mid-day. As we strolled the well maintained boardwalk we realized that we had picked an auspicious day. Early on we observed a large... More 

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Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

When my family visited from OK I took them to the slough. We all throughly enjoyed the walk through the park. the deck-like walking path is very well maintained and provides great views in all directions. We were able to see numerous birds and small alligators. It is great for a nice afternoon in nature.

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London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We took our five kids to walk the boardwalk through the Preserve on a beautiful day. We saw many birds, baby alligators, lizards, a wild pigs, turtles and snakes. It was a neat experience we all enjoyed. It was a nice walk and even if you didn't see an abundance of things the surroundings are all very pretty. The Preserve... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved spending a few hours trying to sort out species in their habitats! Inexpensive and something educational to do!

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Carmi, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It's a wonderful preserve to walk though. If you enjoy nature, plants, birds, alligators...it's a great walk. Most of the walk is on raised boardwalk with rails...very nice. Must do if you go to Ft. Myers.

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Flanders, New Jersey
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Could be alligators. This is a nice walk through a cypress swamp. You may see gators, snakes and a variety of birds. I saw several birders spotting their interesting prey and they were enjoying it. Myself, I got some very nice photos of the features of the swampscape. Goo to kill an hour or more.

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Mapleton, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this Preserve and found it to be quite interesting. The only fee is $1 per hour for parking. We paid $2 and had plenty of time for our walk through the Preserve. We saw a Momma and Baby Alligator, Egrets, Wild Boars, Turtles and Blue Herons. It was very enjoyable, and we would highly recommend... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Glad we had time to venture out to the "slu". It's a nice boardwalk hike (more like walk) with a variety of wildlife. Lots of birdwatchers here and people with very big lenses. I had my new camera as well and took some wonderful photos of alligators, birds and some cool vegetation. Great families with relatively small children. A great... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

On a cold day in February, you are not going to see a lot of wildlife, but the site itself is well laid out and worthy of an extended visit. Its importance cannot be overstated for the area. Essentially, the Slough (pronounced “slew”) drains a large area of wetland (over 3,400 acres) in Fort Myers, Florida--approximately 11 miles long and... More 

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