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Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239 472-2329
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Most recent review
- Jul 18, 2014
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Maybe we just were there on a bad day, but long dreary paths, lots of roots, a definite NO for strollers. And half way through, we just wanted to get back.

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Auburn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Underattended, we were the only ones there to learn of the invasive stone toad, visit the gardens that help residents plant sustainable, local vegetation. It has a very basic butterfly building, and of course requests donations to sustain their cause. you decide

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Casselberry, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

You just can't beat a day, a week, a month, a year, Forever on Sanibel-Captiva. Sea, surf, sun, shells, sumptuous food, good theatre, great shopping, relaxing. Everything from the Sanibel Cafe for lunch to the Mucky Duck on for dinner at sunset. Then party away at any of the little bistros along the road on Captiva. Take a boat trip... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The staff is very friendly. I got there just before closing, and they let me wander through the trails anyway and gave me a map so I could find the "back" way out. This place is really Florida in the wild. The trails wind along the Sanibel River, so you might see alligators and snakes, and you'll definitely see birds,... More

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Harrison Township, Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We visited here and had a walk along the nature trails, saw one snake, that was it. The butterfly house had one butterfly in it, they should just close that attraction down, since there is nothing to see in it. I guess if a school group visits here it would be interesting, but for most people, not so much.

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Avon Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stopped by this place while in Sanibel last week and what a poor excuse for a nature center/butterfly garden,being form Ohio I thought I would see all sorts of colorful plants and neat butterflies,instead I saw dead potted plants and one butterfly in what looked like a screened in patio,the whole area around the nature center looked dead,I was surprised... More

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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

What great work they do! We came by late one afternoon, but were still able to walk out to observation tower & do some birding. So very quiet

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Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This group gets kudos for their efforts to protect the fragile ecosystems of Sanibel and Captiva. Through their hard work and educational programs the habitat if rare and endangered species are being protected. Visit the visitors center for information and see the hands on displays that are perfect for families with children.

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Clancy, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Took a walk on the preserve and saw birds and alligators. Education center was nice with good displays of flora and fauna. Butterfly house was neat. Staff were very friendly and informative.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This place will help you understand how Sanibel remains the sanctuary it is. You will learn and gain a new respect for the founders and supporters as well as the island

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