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Address: 2787 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Phone Number: +1 239-995-2141
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Description: #1 Family Destination! Spend the day with us! Offering everything from...
#1 Family Destination! Spend the day with us! Offering everything from Shells, Coral, Sea Life, Christmas Collectibles, Fine Jewelry & Shell Jewelry,Shell Art & the perfect Gifts,The Beach Shack-Beach clothing and toys,Betty Boop Cafe',The Game Room with live crab races daily!,3 Museums with FREE ADMISSION!,NEW IN 2014 THE SOARING EAGLE ZIP LINE! $8.50 PP INCLUDES TAX! The Nature Park with Petty Farm plus much more!,The Fun Park with Paddle Boats,Mini Golf plus much more!,Doggy Heaven Park, Home of The SW Florida Weiner Dogs & Suncoast Dock Dogs-bring your pet!,Capt'n Fishbones Restaurant featuring AYCE Fish Fry!Inquire about holding your next function with us, from small birthday parties to large conferences! "There's Always Something Happening Here!"
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Nice For All Ages!!

this is geared more for kids, but good for adults as well. be prepared to be out in the sun, otherwise it is ok. plenty of shopping to be had, but beware there is quite a bit that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Chuck M
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Randleman, North Carolina
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Randleman, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

this is geared more for kids, but good for adults as well. be prepared to be out in the sun, otherwise it is ok. plenty of shopping to be had, but beware there is quite a bit that is pricey as well. but the scale for gifts can start at 29 cents and go up. so it was a nice... More 

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S L, GM secretary at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this review

All of us at The Shell Factory & Nature Park are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Your review is very valuable to us, we are always striving to enhance and improve our property as well as keeping the prices affordable for families. We are proud to be the #1 Family Destination in Southwest Florida! Again thank you... More 

North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The zoo and animals are very well cared for. The shops had something for everyone. It is a great place to go and worth the trip and the entrance fee to the zoo.

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S L, GM Secretary at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this review

This is exactly why we are here! We want families to have fun while getting educated! Everyone here at The Shell Factory & Nature Park are thrilled that your time spent with was enjoyable. Thank you and we hope you come back to visit soon! S. Lynch More 

Fort Myers
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There's hours of entertainment to be had at the Shell Factory, a variety of shopping, snacks, restaurants and even a zip line. Well worth a stop to check it out.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

if ya want to visit a place that has not change much this is the place to go. Food,drink and souvenir shop. It's not upscale so dress casual.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A nice nature area for kids to see animals up close. From birds, parrots, geese, ducks, and more. There is a area to feed goats and zebra's. There is a camel and a reptile room inside a building. It has snakes, turtles, even a few alligators. At the back of the gift shop there is a Subway shop that you... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I love going to this place. There is tons to see and do. If you have children - this is a sure fire way to tire them out. Plan on staying or browsing for at least an hour but 2 to 3 hours would be better. You can get food and drink on site as well.

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Morris, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Went there for the Flea Market during the week. Could not believe the expansive gist shop and museum. Must say I was surprised by that. Have somethings for the kids which is good. A zip line and a Nature Park. I expected just a shell factory and was surprised at what it really turned out to be.

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Chicago, Illinois
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181 reviews 181 reviews
71 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Well what's to say retro, cheesy, lots of things to see and do. The rides really take quarters yes and real one!!!!! Haven't been back in 30 years!!! They have added on plenty !!! Total tourist trap, hey we're on vacation to be trapped. Take the little kiddies to the nature park. Small but cute. Free parking

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Pensacola, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

(the good) We liked the area where the birds, tortoises and lizards were free to fly and roam. The gift shop was really big and we found some things for the grandkids that we haven't seen anywhere else. We thought the taxidermy animals were interesting, but (the bad) the air in that room was not of good quality and could... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I've been living in the area for many years. I was super hesitant to go to this nature park. I had been to the factory part many times but never to the nature park. I am so surprised and happy happy happy!!! So many animals! Pretty clean and lots of fun! One of the employees told me that most of... More 

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S L, GM secratary at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this review

We {The Shell Factory & Nature Park} are thrilled you had an awesome experience with us! We all work very hard to make your visit not only educational but enjoyable as well! Please come back and visit soon! Thank you for your review!! More 

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