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Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

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Address: 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239 472-2329
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking

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The difference is the time of year you visit

We have visited this attraction over the years and have not seen much improvement. The trails are the main attraction as well as the butterfly House (in season). The trails offer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
James H
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Titusville
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We quickly visited the butterfly house and then took a short hike around. Nice to just walk around, though not much to see that day. There are more trails, but we didn't feel like doing more than the mile walk.

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Titusville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have visited this attraction over the years and have not seen much improvement. The trails are the main attraction as well as the butterfly House (in season). The trails offer different loops so children at different age levels can adapt. The education center offers information on the local conservation efforts. A few critters on display, but nothing to write... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Very nice interconnected system of hiking trails behind the education center. 4+ miles all together, and you can repeat loops, and variations of, to create a longer hike. Trials are mostly shaded by canopy of cabbage palms and other native vegetation and many interpretive signs and trial maps at strategic points in the system. I wouldn't hesitate to bring children... More 

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Marathon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place to learn about the conservation on Sanibel. They have lots to see, including some hiking trails, observation tower, butterfly farm, natural vegetation nursery.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There's a very nice little trail system behind the SCCF Nature Center that's worth checking out if you want to experience an easy walk in a "wild" natural setting on Sanibel. There are a few options but all the trails are kid friendly and not very long. There's an observation tower along one of them that offers an almost bird's... More 

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Lovell, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Remarkable organization that does much for the preservation and enhancement of Sanibel&Captiva Islands. We enjoyed two different informative nature walks with volunteer docents. The butterfly house was somewhat disappointing, but the temperatures had been very cool and the insects were immobile. We learned a great deal about SCCF continuing work to enhance and protect these fragile islands .Despite our living... More 

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Oxford, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Went for a beautiful and informative nature walk! Guides Ed Rand and Beman Dawes shared many interesting facts about the history, plant and animal life of Sanibel. A great way to get back into unspoiled Florida.

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Basalt, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

First and foremost - the conservation work of this group has to be applauded. No doubt about that. However, I found certain aspects of their Visitor Center experience very troubling. The Visitor Center building is in rough shape. While I can overlook an old building and outdated exhibits, I am concerned about the conditions in which they are keeping some... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We enjoyed the nature trail, climbed the tower over the Sanibel River, and learned about the freshwater system on Sanibel. The education center had several tanks with various turtles and snakes, and a touching tank for a few aquatic animals. Worth the visit.

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Sanibel, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

SCCF is, from the outside, a nice museum-like experience, all based on conservation and wildlife. But, go beyond the building, go out the back door, and through the quaint gazebo, and you will find ….. 400 acres of wilderness, punctuated with pathways and meandering streams (called sloughs - pronounced "slews"). Amazingly, this is now a crowded attraction. Most people apparently... More 

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