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

Punta Gorda, FL
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Ranked #6 of 13 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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Cape Coral, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The grounds has a lot of history and I am certain it would be worthy of able bodied persons, however not accessible for wheel chair users.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

There is a scenic bike path along the lake that is safe and flat for biking. Rest room facilities are also available. Camping and fishing are available by the beautiful lake.

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