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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120
239-348-9151
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Ranked #10 of 78 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Getting married, Hiking
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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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We have been here before in April and saw lots of birds and animals. This time the water level was high but the vegetation is beautiful. You get two days entry for the price of your ticket, as long as they are following days. We like to arrive very early, it's quiet and you see more. The volunteer rangers are... More

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

this is a pretty good place to spend part of the day and get back to nature...very quiet and not busy at all on a Monday in September...the ghost orchid is gone but luckily i got to see it last year or so...but still plenty of plants to see...and some animals if you stay quiet..

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Bradenton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We enjoy walking along the boardwalk, and seeing a little bit of wildlife. It was educational to see the different habitats also. However, we felt it was a bit expensive ($24 for two). We felt that State Parks (usually about $5 per car admission) offer a better value and have some similar experiences. This is a nice place, though.

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Carrollton, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great idea of waking along a boardwalk (two hours minimum) seeing and experiencing different habitats and landscapes: swamps, tall grass, wooded, etc. Each habitat has its own vegetation and animals. We saw deer, pileated woodpeckers, ospreys, hawks, ibis, Did not see, but they are there, alligators. Wonderful way to learn and enjoy the outdoors.

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Two boardwalks available believe one is not quick a half mile, the other a little over a mile. if you like swamp plants and critters you will love this

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Naples, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't miss the garden of grass! Don't miss the wood stork nesting area! Yes, they're the ones who bring the babies. This is a chance to see them at home! Enjoy!

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great little escape that is short and lets you explore what old Florida was once like before all of the development! Old growth Cypress Stands, a great winding board walk and observation decks to provide glimpses of alligators, turtles, fish, birds and other wildlife. Depending on time of year, birds and animals seen varies and crowds can be nonexistent... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Like walking through the real Jurrasic park - lots of wildlife including snakes, frogs , birds and wonderful visitor centre with cafe and rest rooms

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is an amazing place, not just for children but adults as well. The wildlife was superb, and to see alligators up so close feeding in the swamp, with wading birds along side of them was something to live in our memory. Don't rush around, take your time and take in how it must have been in this area many... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is an amazing place to explore, especially if like us you have never been to/in the everglades and forests. Do not do as some people seem to do and rush you need to take your time and be quiet if you want to see the animals and really experience the place, As John Wayne says " talk slow, talk... More

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