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Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area

Punta Gorda, FL
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Punta Gorda
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Traveler Description: A short drive from both Punta Gorda and Fort Myers , the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area encompasses 79,013 acres of undeveloped wet pine... more »
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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. There is also a shooting range that is wonderful. The roads are paved and unpaved. It would be a great place to ride a bicycle. The cost is minimal and well worth it.

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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269 reviews 269 reviews
79 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Very nice range for shooting. Reasonable price. Nice ponds to fish as well. Excellent off of Tucker's Grade Road south of Punta Gorda.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We have visited Babcock Ranch and taken their tour at least 3 other times. We have taken the tour at different times of the day and found the first tour brings more opportunity to see the wildlife. The guides are always informative and we have learned something "new" about the ranch and its surroundings from each guide. Our reason for... More

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Morgan, Vermont, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Guide who drove the bus was fabulous. Loved the bus trip. Saw lots of animals and loved the stops the bus made to see different areas.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I am a refugee from Illinois. I was so impressed with the staff at the range I felt I had to review the facility. The range is first quality. The range officers are helpfull and take the time to instruct beginners as to safe range practices. The State of Florida has made me proud to be able to take my... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was the first time we have been to Babcock Wildlife tour- it was more than I expected. The bus ride thru the wilderness area was informative and we got to see alligators and various birds. I would recommend it for families with children- a nice afternoon out.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We sort of went to the 'wrong place' (off route 75, exit 158), only to find the better way to experience real wilderness than our original plan would have offered. No bus trips, no bike rental, just pay a (small) fee and drive into the park with a map and some tips from the ranger. We met only 3 or... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I live 40 miles away and just finally visited. We took the 90 min bus tour. This time of yr is perfect for the open air bus ride. We had a great tour guide! Everyone there was very friendly. Cows and wild turkeys came to the bus to eat corn. We saw many gators, horses, wild boars etc. I plan... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a look at "old Florida" and one of the original ranches settled in southern Florida. The bus trip is great to show tourists, especially kids about the area. From exciting sights of birds, beef and alligators the trip is action packed and exciting. When the bus driver brought the small aligator onto the bus to show to the... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

two separate areas are being reviewed, 1 is off Route 31 between Fort Myers in Arcadia, the other is off Tuckers grade exit off of 75. Tuckers grade has a shooting range, as well as camping area. the camping area is well maintained and has bathrooms. no hookups no electricity. it cost $6 per vehicle which includes free camping. most... More

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