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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking

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A great conservation group

Do visit this worthwhile foundation's site. Get on their mailing/email list if you're interested in preserving the rapidly vanishing south Florida wilderness. Support their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Do visit this worthwhile foundation's site. Get on their mailing/email list if you're interested in preserving the rapidly vanishing south Florida wilderness. Support their efforts, they re doing a great job.

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Fort walton Beach, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We liked this little spot and the price was reasonable. We hiked to the tower but didn't see much. We did a different hike back and it bordered on not fun.

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Sanibel Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

SCCF has a primary mission of preserving the wetland environments on Sanibel and Captiva. Most people know the island beaches and the Ding Darling mangroves. The wetlands are a distinctive part of Sanibel's ecosystem, and well worth a visit by travelers to the islands. If you pay attention, you'll see the SCCF signs along the roads - these are enivironments... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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Additional Information about Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

Address: Address: 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239 472-2329
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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