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“cool experience” 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 53 attractions in Fort Myers
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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“cool experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

great nature and good place to get away! Good place to come with another, self or the kids. South west florida.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
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“Beautiful boardwalk through amazing tropical wilderness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Ever wonder what SW Florida was like when the Caloosa Indians lived here? Take some time this holiday season to walk through the Six Mile Cypress Slough.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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“Amazing slice of nature...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I love coming here with my family for peace and tranquility. This county park has boardwalks for you to explore various flora and fauna. The education building is made of recycled materials and offers an array of programs. It is worth checking out the calendar. If you are just popping in for the day they have a great exhibit and volunteers are very knowledgable and friendly.

We love hiking as a family and leaving the traffic and noise on the road. ENJOY!!!

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Newport, Oregon
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“Quiet Water-front, water-fowl drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Quiet one-way drive with water on both sides at points, great shots of FL waterfowl, good drive for photographers ... cars parked along the way, people out of their vehicles, taking photos ... watching ... $5 per vehicle.

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“One of Ft Myers' Best Kept Secrets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We've been going to Fort Myers for years and this is the first time we visited the Slough, mainly because we didn't know it existed before.
It's free to go in and the parking is reasonable. We went twice, the first time by ourselves, the second time to take the free guided tour at 9:30 so we could see and learn more.
It is a wonderful place to visit. The scenery is wonderfully serene and the boardwalk makes it easy to get around. I took tons of pictures, as every view seemed to be worth recording, both of the swamp areas and the ponds. Although there is lots of standing water, the environment is such that there are few if any mosquitos which is a big plus for me!
The guide on our tour could not point out much wildlife but showed us so many interesting plants that we didn't feel cheated, and there was an area by one of the ponds where a telescope had been set up and turtles, gators and lots of birds were pointed out to us there. I guess if you want to see lots of wildlife you need to get there early or late when it's cool and quiet enough for creatures to be out.
In the Interpretive Centre, there was plenty more to look at (and I could buy souvenirs) and the volunteer staff were really friendly, helpful and informative.
Not sure this would be a place for teens or small children, although the six year old in our party loved it and spotted a lot of insects and small creatures on her own. We,as a more mature couple without kids will definitely return the next time we are in the area.

Visited November 2012
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