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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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The most beautiful place in the area, we have been visiting the Slough for 15 years, and it's different everytime. Today it was the turn of the wading birds to put on the display... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The most beautiful place in the area, we have been visiting the Slough for 15 years, and it's different everytime. Today it was the turn of the wading birds to put on the display, last week it was an otter, you never know, go and let nature amaze you.

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Yankton, SD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you are visiting Ft Myers/Sanibel/Cape Coral area 6 Mile Cypress Preserve is a must-see! A true Florida experience for nature lovers, sightseers and photography enthusiast. Quiet, peaceful, serene AND shady! My only complaint is I wish the boardwalk trail was longer than 1.4 miles! The memorial honoring all of our military service men and women is a must-see, as... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I always enjoy visiting the six mile cypress with my family. Great for spending some time with nature. My kids love it.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Preserve is very 1960's, the center is small. The surroundings are pretty native, free of a lot of non native plant species. Lots of water, water birds, birds, reptiles, snakes, turtles, alligators, bugs, flies, flees, spiders. You can canoe, hike.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is the place to spend some time with nature. The interpretive center is small, but informative. I don't remember the gentleman's name in the center, but he was very knowledgeable, and we were happy to spend some time talking to him. The walk is enjoyable.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Spent the afternoon making a short video to promote Ft Myers on our company website for visitors and future residents to SW Florida. It was a great day to go. Saw a lot of wildlife. And enjoyed seeing the different scenery. It is free to visitors. Only charge is for the parking. And it is really cheap. Well worth the... More 

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Not far from the hustle and bustle of fort Myers is the wonderful peaceful nature preserve! It changes with the time of day and year so you always find something new!! Just pay to park and goodwill offering if you want is all it cost.

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Landsmeer, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Six Miles cypress is a must see being around fort myers. The dry season showed us alligators, birds and quote a few boars with piglets.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A few of my friends and I visited here in October while visiting the kids at Florida Gulf Coast University! Had never heard of this place before until we went to ding darling and saw a photography contest! All of the winning photographs were from 6 mile Cypress! Let me just say it is beaming with wildlife and birds!! One... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Pleasant nature walk. I enjoyed the walk with my husband. We saw turtles and a variety of birds. We were very excited to see a wild boar and her two babies! That was something we had never seen before! there are picnic tables and benches to relax and enjoy the scenery. We spent about 1 1/2 hours walking around. You... More 

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