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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

300 Tower Road, Naples, FL 34113
+1 239-530-5940
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Ranked #21 of 78 Attractions in Naples
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. The Rookery... more » Owner description: The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center serves as a gateway into the 110,000 acres of pristine mangrove forest, uplands and protected lands and waters. Walking trails, guided kayak and boat tours, and special events provide opportunities for visitors to learn about this special place. « less
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Naples, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Rookery Bay has a lot to offer including kayak tours, nature walks and environmental learning. Check out their website before you go. Several activities are available for advance registration online, which is essential in season. Spend a day at Rookery and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of the outdoor tables.

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Rhode Island
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Though they do not do the educational boat tours along the mangroves in the summer their docents are very knowledgeable learned so much about sea turtles . Docent was very dedicated to conservation and was a joy to listen to

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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There was a lot to see, and do. Lots of information to read, displays to look at, and walking trails to explore. The staff was friendly, and answered all our questions. A fun educational day.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

During the summer, the folks at the learning center have Kids Free Fridays. They typically have a science lesson, crafts, story time, and some films available for the children. We took our three grandsons, ages 4, 7, and 9, this past Friday while they were visiting from Ohio. They enjoyed the science lesson, however their favorite things were the touch... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Located between Naples and Marco, this state park is worth the visit. If the outdoor life appeals to you, the education of this beautiful park will bring you back for more. You can hike Thur the grounds or go fishing with a guide. Guides will teach anyone more about the wildlife here in the tropics and appreciate the beauty right... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I visited today with my children ages 5 and 2. We were in town from Tallahassee and I was so happy for my children to learn about mangroves and other species we don't have in North Florida. They had a wonderful time and I did too! We stayed indoors the whole time and they didn't want to leave. Thank you... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great for adults & kids to see & explore. They have some live exhibits & offer a touch tank at special times. There are a variety of hiking & paddling trails, events, etc., so I recommend you visit their site & plan your visit to meet your needs. https://rookerybay.org/visit/explore-on-your-own.html *The work of the people & scientists at Rookery Bay is... More

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Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A very nice center with educational exhibits and activities for children. It was a short drive from our vacation rental on Marco Island. Admission was only five dollars. There is a nice nature trail that leaves from the second floor of the center. There is a bridge over the river and then a nature trail. We only went on the... More

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USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place is great for kids of all ages! They have several interesting educational exhibits and they also have hands-on areas for younger children. Adults will enjoy all of the beautiful artwork and the anthropological and ecological information about the area. The bridge over the river provided a great place to watch the black-tipped shark. So cool! Their gift shop... More

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Kent UK
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We took our grand-daughters here and really enjoyed ourselves. The visitor centre is bright and full of interactive exhibits and aquariums. There is lots of interesting information as well. The investment in the centre is really quite impressive. We went on a Friday which during the summer months means children get in free and there are special events for children.... More

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