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“Wonderful Nature Preserve” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966
239-533-7550
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Fort Myers
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful Nature Preserve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

The preserve is easily accessable, has no admission fee (small parking fee), and has a boardwalk approx. one kilometre long that meanders past a small lake, and thru the old growth cypress swamp. We have seen an enormous alligator, otters, snakes, wild pigs and over fifteen species of birds on a single stroll. There are usually volunteers there to point out and identify the critters. Located minutes from the interstate in Fort Myers.

Visited March 2012
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“Always something new to see.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

The best thing about the Six Mile Slough are the free naturalist guided tours. Once I did that i could spot so many more animals that remained invisible to me before. And, I finally knew the names and history of many of the flora and fauna. Some of the creatures I have spotted at this preserve are alligators, sap suckers, snake, wild pigs, and many many birds.

Visited March 2012
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A wonderful place for a stroll!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Put your sneakers on and take a walk! And don't forget your binoculars! This place is chock full of wildlife!

Visited December 2011
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New York State
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“Serene, peaceful trek!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Went to the 1:30 guided tour by a senior volunteer who explained all about the history of the preserve, the animals etc. and were treated to a peek of a quiet , lazy alligator hiding nearby. Another park guide was waiting to allow us all to see the animal throug binoculars, perched on a tripod.

Visited March 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
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“Always something new to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Love the new visitor center, and the walkways are always cleared. Love to see the volunteers out helping people see interesting wildlife.

Visited March 2012
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