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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

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Address: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966
Phone Number: 239-533-7550
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Great reserve in the middle of the city

The slough is a boardwalk winding through a beautiful nature reserve. I have seen many animals and birds. It is a great place to spend an hour or all day. Don't forget your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Oriskany Falls, New York, United States
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Oriskany Falls, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The slough is a boardwalk winding through a beautiful nature reserve. I have seen many animals and birds. It is a great place to spend an hour or all day. Don't forget your binoculars and if you get a chance visit the gift shop.

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Bondville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We went here with our 8 and 6 years old daughters for a great nature walk. We saw several birds and alligators, wild boars and lizards. The visitor's center was great. Great educational experience!

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Roxbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

It's perfect place to spend early morning and enjoy local wildlife. The Six Mile Cypress Slough offers free tours (donations welcome) but you do pay for parking (very minimal and total worth it). There is a wooden boardwalk all through the preserve (wetlands in Fort Myers) with stations where you can watch different wildlife: alligators, many bird species, fish, etc.... More 

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Florida, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Our visit to the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve was simply a spectacular experience. The vegetation, the water, the animals...WOW! We saw so much wildlife...alligators, fish, turtles, snakes, egrets, herons, a rabbit, and even an otter!! This visit was so exhilerating. Well worth the $5 parking fee for all day. Highly recommended.

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Nice long walk around numerous ponds. Beautiful trees and tropical flowers. Saw some turtles swimming in the shallow area of one of the ponds. Also saw where many alligator sleep. You can tell this by looking over the side and seeing their body prints in the mud. Must lay there to keep cool. Did not see any other wildlife except... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I was getting very skeptical about seeing wildlife for the first part of the walk but then things began to show up. The boardwalk makes it very easy to walk around. It was shaded in spots which sometimes was very nice and open in a lot of areas as well. Trying to figure out what animals were roaming around in... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Serene and beautiful! Orchids and wildlife! It was an interesting wild on the wild side. Would definitely return during another season to see the changes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Leave the golf courses, crowded traffic hams to Sanibel/Captiva, and the shopping malls behind and enjoy nature as only Florida can provide. easy walking board walk with places to rest. Lots of bogs, swamps and opportunity to see wild life...if you are patient. alligators, wild pigs, snakes, otters and all kinds of birds will reward you for your visit. some... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went there on a non-beach day. Volunteer guide gave a wonderful talk & walk of the preserve. She was very knowledgeable. Group was perfect size. It was great. Honor system to park,

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Derry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We loved the walk learning about nature in the area. We saw wonderful birds and other animals. They also offer a free tour 2 times per day. I would definitely suggest it for anymore at any age.

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