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Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239 472-2329
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
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Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Thompson, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We purchase a family membership every year even though we only visit in January. I like the idea of keeping parts of the island in it's natural state. The walking trails are very different from most of the areas we've visited. The lookout tower gives you a nice view of the surroundings and the butterfly house is nice. We've also... More

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Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

For Flordia gardeners the native plant nursery is a treat. The plants are for sale! Reasonable prices and some are for free, which is a very good price.

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buffalo, ny
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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a nice walk, this looked good on paper. Well, it is more than that. The center has an extensive network of well groomed and marked paths, interesting areas such as an observation tower, a fenced in gazebo affair, a butterfly house, plant nursery with plants for sale, a touch tank, live turtles on display,,,many types, one... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Nature Center and boardwalks at SCCF provide an excellent introduction to the native vegetation and critters which make the Islands special. In the Nature Center, you'll see fish, turtles and beautiful snakes with explanations of how they fit into the natural environment. The boardwalk covers wetland and upland areas with native vegetation identified. Special programs are worth attending, too.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Great place to learn even more about Sanibel and the Foundation's efforts to preserve it's environment. There are interactive exhibits - a butterfly atrium - wonderful trails - nursery with plants for sale - and nature at it's best! The observation tower offers the opportunity to "get above it all" and enjoy the scenery. Overall, our stop at SCCF was... More

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marine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Two thirds of the Island is in conservation due to the efforts of this organization. They made it possible for you to see what a pristine Barrier Island looks like.

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Mackinaw
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I kept seeing “SCCF” on signs that were posted on the turtle nests on the beaches so I felt compelled to visit their facility to learn more. There is a $5.00 donation which is worth the cause. They have a few rooms with live animals like snakes and turtles (maybe rescues). There was lots of information to read about the... More

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