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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966
239-533-7550
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

An absolute gem in Fort Myers. Great walk, I've been several time and always see something different or from a different perspective. Great way to spend a couple of hours.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The boardwalk is well maintained with plenty of places to stop and sit and/or view wildlife at the various ponds. We saw an alligator, great blue heron, numerous ibises, a great white egret, lots of box turtles, anhingas, and many more birds. Parking is reasonable ($1/hr) which is the only cost and the machines accept cards, cash, and quarters. Definitely... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited here and we really enjoyed. Very easy walk, entire walk you are up on a boardwalk looking down at the swamps. Lots to look at, we saw a variety of birds, alligator and a couple of turtles. Staff at the office was very friendly, she gave us a lot of information about the preserve.

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mpls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

lotsa birds and a cool walk thru the cypress to the water. very cool! free parking and right off the bridge dont miss the q uick turn

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

1.5 mile walk along a board walkway though basically a swamp. I think I saw a total of 4 birds and some bugs. But only cost a couple of dollars for the parking

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Powell River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is a very easy stroll on an elevated boardwalk. We saw 2 alligators, a number of turtles and lots of birds. It is very interesting walking through the swamp. Great for taking pictures. Allow about 1 - 2 hours to see it all in a reasonable time.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visited on a cold, overcast day in Dec of 2014. Nice elevated boardwalk about 1.5 miles. Quiet in middle of city. Saw birds, a squirrel, and a cottonmouth snake. Plenty of places to sit and rest. Would accommodate a wheelchair or stroller. Only cost was $1 per hour to park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you're looking for a fun filled nature walk this is the place. Terrific Boardwalk that is easy to navigate even for the disabled. It's about 1.2 miles filled with great views lots of animals and picture opportunities.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

One of the most interesting things we did in the Ft. Myers area. Anyone who enjoys wildlife and a bit of a walk should go. There are several places where you can either turn back or take just a portion of the loop, and we saw baby alligators, some fascinating and unusual (for us Yankees!) huge birds, all from the... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very nice nature walk and educational center with guided nature tours during the winter months when it's cooler. It's operated by Lee County Parks and Rec., so the facilities are in good condition and it's easy to get to. Can get crowded at times.

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