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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

You can't get lost on the two loops! No bugs, it was a hot tropical day yesterday. There were guides walking the boardwalk, they mark things of interest with Velcro place cards on the rail such as the zipper web spider I would have otherwise missed! Seeing the white ghost orchids took my breath away- very beautiful and elegant. My... More

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Go it's worth the visit, makes nature accessible to all. boardwalks very smooth and places to stop and sit plentyfull

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We love Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. After 10 years in Naples, we still see something new every time we go there. A comfortable boardwalk that takes us about 2 hours to walk, stopping to wonder at birds, butterflies, plants, etc. Almost always an alligator or two. Early morning is best, when the birds and other wildlife are active. Don't miss this!

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We saw tons of wildlife, saw alligator, deer, giant crickets, snakes, birds. We walked the 3 mile loop in mid day. A bit hot but worth it! Sanctuary docents very knowledgeable.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Corkscrew is outstanding. You see the everglades; alligator, all kinds of birds, and flora. It is breath taking and the naturalists were helpful and knowledgeable. You have got to go if you are anywhere near Naples, Florida

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a wonderful place to see birds in their habitat, a beautiful piece of natural Florida as it used to be. It's the Everglades scene in a manageable setting--and if you want to get into the real Everglades, that's also very close. Not for those looking for plastic Florida.

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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

What a neat place! The boardwalk was nearly 2.5 miles long, and had various types of habitats. We went in the summer, so there was not much wildlife out. Still, it was a nice walk, and I would definitely do it again.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I love this place, and I always take our guests to visit it. It is a little bit of real Florida very close to home. It is peaceful and beautiful and allows us to view wildlife in its own environment. The staff and volunteers are helpful and are happy to point out interesting sights. Also helpful are the many well-informed... More

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family and I went to the CSS in late winter this year. It probably wasn't the best time to go as there was very little wildlife to be seen. There is a path to follow throughout the "swamp" and a nice elevated deck to avoid taking any of the "swamp" home with you in your car. We spent several... More

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