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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120
239-348-9151
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Ranked #5 of 45 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Getting married, Hiking
Owner description: This 11,000-acre wetland preserve contains a diversity of wildlife, including birds, alligators...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Getting married, Hiking
Owner description: This 11,000-acre wetland preserve contains a diversity of wildlife, including birds, alligators, whitetail deer and Florida black bears.
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Allen, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is a nice, leisurely 2.25 miles on a boardwalk through a swamp area. Volunteers man the viewpoints at times and explain or point out wildlife. It is very well maintained. There are many birds, herons and hawks. We saw a couple turtles and alligators as well. The price is a bit steep at $12 per person for this attraction... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place with a wonderful staff dedicated to the flore and fauna of southwestern Florida. Your ticket is good for two days and you will want to return and take every chance to experience the Everglades up close. They have special events, lectures, Night Walks, which make visits even more memorable. Don't miss this place, which is... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

My favorite place to visit near Naples. An early morning stroll along the boardwalk is silent except for the bird calls, splashing of alligators and quiet flight of butterflies and other insects. My dad was a volunteer guide for more than a decade. A comemerative brass plaque at the Lettuce Lake attests to his love of nature. Enjoy.

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mpls
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

besides watching an otter snacking right off the spacious walk way, there were alligators... birds of all kinds and a setting that i have not seen EVER in many of my travels! i got up early and had the place to myself at dawn. right away i was close to a red shoulder hawk- all the birds excepting the limpkin... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Jack our guide pointed out ibis, alligator, heron, hawk, woodpecker, warbler and anhinga. We also saw otters, and raccoon playing in the water. Jack also pointed out many species of plants and flowers including old mans beard, alligator flag, and lichens. The guided tour was well worth the time and money. The boardwalk is easy to navigate. We enjoyed our... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

There is something intimate about this lovely oasis hidden in the interior of Florida's southwest housing boom. Arrive early and wear comfy walking shoes and mosquito repellent. We were just there a few weeks ago and I donated a lot of blood to the local bugs. We typically visit in April when the sanctuary is nearly dry. Our December visit... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

It was our first visit, and we went to the after-hours, guided, moonlight walk. For $12 with a guide, it was an excellent value for a night out. I would definitely recommend doing the after hours walk AFTER you've visited in daylight, otherwise you have no idea of your surroundings, and that can be somewhat daunting...but also very fun! Adapting... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Went to this on a rather cooler day so the wildlife spotting was a little more limited but still good. I managed to spot woodpeckers, two alligators,anhinga, herons and a cheeky raccoon wandering on the boardwalk. I thought at $12 this was excellent value with the option to hire binoculars just by leaving your car keys at reception. The boardwalk... More 

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Ashdod, Israel
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24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

had a guide (dallas) included in the price. was a very nice 2 hours. easy walking. we did the short loop

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Get up early if you are planning a day out at corkscrew. We are arrived early and the car park was virtually empty. It meant that we had the place almost to ourselves and could go round the boardwalk and enjoy the peace and the noise of the birds just stirring. The bird life is lovely but it does take... More 

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