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

Punta Gorda, FL
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Ranked #5 of 15 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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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love nature so this is one of my favorite places. You can camp, hike, there is a shooting range. My husband and I enjoy Cecil Webb and stop there from time to time. It is relaxing and a great way to get out into the nature.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is an absolute great place to visit if you enjoy nature! Great fishing and hunting locations , and, a first rate shooting range staffed by experts! Safety is an absolute at this range! The cost is minimal and it's great for the whole family! Recommend the range to be visited mid week!

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Grand Island, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is old Florida before air conditioning! Lots of sights and sounds you can't forget. Fishing lake is great and the shooting range is clean, well maintained, policed and safe. Cool place to spend some time while in the Punta Gorda area.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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323 reviews 323 reviews
91 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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