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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 older children, Activities for young children
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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

No fees and Parking is only $1/hour. The friendly lady at the info welcome center did the interactive tour for my 2 kids. How nice! It has a nice trail of slightly over 1 mile. Saw crane catching and swallowing fish, and wild mama & baby pigs. I am surprised that we do not get any bug bites. Did not... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stopped here and walked the trail, there were nice helpfull people to point out the things we would miss. It was very relaxing walk. We saw 2 alligators, large turtle and lots of birds. I would say stop and takea walk through you never know what you might see!!

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niagara falls
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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

1.2 miles of boardwalk through swamps. nice peaceful walk in december but the scenery is not terribly stimulating. There are several ponds (man made). We saw birdlife, some turtles, 1 small alligator. No charge for admission but you must pay for parking. $8 entry fee to Lover's Key State park in nearby Ft. Myer's beach is a much much better... More

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Avon Lake, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Great sights of a gator, wild pigs, many birds and turtles. Went with my wife and will definitely bring the kids next time.

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Fort Myers
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28 reviews 28 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Whenever I need a slice of nature close to home, this is my go-to place. Small enough to see in an hour, though you'll want to stay longer if you like to just sit quietly and experience the stillness of the Florida landscape.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The boardwalk takes less than an hour, and we saw lots of birds and some friendly squirrels. The few people we met were often friendly. The plants were quite interesting as well.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The main attraction here is the nature boardwalk which circumnavigates the preserve. If you're into bird watching and walking through a swamp then go otherwise watch out for snakes some of which are poisonous and also the mosquitos. Best times to go are between May-November when there are fewer tourists and snowbirds in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stopped here with a few hours to kill before flying home after a fantastic vacation where we saw dolphins from a far while on a sunset boat cruise and a manatee up close in a marina. But at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve we saw an alligator from about 5 feet away, wild hogs from about 10 feet, turtles... More

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Waterloo
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We LOVE the six Mile Cypress Slough. Miles of boardwalk that is virtually free and you don't know what is around the next corner! Gators, birds, foliage, fauna snakes, +++ Wonderful couple of hours of tranquility within the city. A must visit!

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North Tonawanda, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

You could drive 1 1/2 hours south to Everglade City and spend a lot of money on air-boat rides or go here and see the same wildlife for free. You just want to time your visit so that the alligators will be out of the water and sunning themselves. Plenty of of interesting turtles and birds as well.

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