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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120
239-348-9151
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Ranked #9 of 77 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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Anchorage
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent sanctuary not only for the cypress trees but all other kinds of flora and fauna. A meandering boardwalk thru the swamp really puts you in touch with the way Florida used to be. Some of the cypress trees are among the largest and oldest in the world. Plan on at least two hours for the long... More

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We just love walking through Corkscrew. The boardwalks are beautiful and you never know what wildlife you'll encounter (gators, racoons, many species of birds, etc.). Beautiful place!

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

When I went, it was raining. But the walkways were still safe. While I could not go all the way through the sanctuary, I do plan to go back!

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Fort Myers, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The staff members Annie and Mary Anne, were very nice and informative. And the trail is the largest I have ever walked. It is 2.25 miles. It's pretty and scenic in it's own way. The terrain changes quickly. You are in the fields one minute and the next you are in the dense woods. It's all a boardwalk, which is... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The well maintained board walks through the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offer views of various types of flora and fauna of old Florida. Rest & shelter areas are located periodically along the walks. Handicap accessible. Great photo and video opportunities.

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NYC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was a wonderful and informative walk in the south Florida world of yesterday and today. There were old trees (bald cypress) that have been there since before Columbus and there were new ones just growing. We saw fields of flowers and lakes of lettuce. Birds and alligators came out to say hi. There were owls and spiders and grasshoppers... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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253 reviews 253 reviews
115 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My wife and I strolled along the boardwalk, taking pictures. We, of course, saw alligators. Being from south Florida, this was no big deal. We were more interested in snapping our shutters at the birds. We saw many of them, but I'm sure some migratory species of birds weren't here yet. We'll have to return during the winter months to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Wow what a cool place. Best nature walk ever. Worth every penny. We are gonna take the kids back this winter. We saw snakes, gators, birds and more!! Worth the 30 minute drive from Naples

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Naples, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

if you like birds and love the natural Florida environment , you can not miss this wonderful attraction. We even saw owls recently.

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Belper, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

a really god walk on boardwalks throughout, lots of things to see and hear, nice visitors centre with knowledgeable staff

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