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Briggs Nature Center

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Pretty but no wildlife to be seen

Sadly we only saw a red dragonfly. No birds. Nada. We were there at 11am after a brief rain shower... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
Lisa L
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Cool little walk

Enjoyed the boardwalk today, and at the middle where the tower is a croc was just going in the... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2017
Nancy F
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Jul 24, 2018
“Pretty but no wildlife to be seen”
Feb 8, 2018
“Wonderful place”
You can rent a canoe or walk the many trails to view the wildlife.
401 Shell Island Rd, Marco Island, FL 34113-8068
+1 239-775-8569
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Sadly we only saw a red dragonfly. No birds. Nada. We were there at 11am after a brief rain shower. My guess is you need to get there early AM before heat of the day sets in.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Wonderful place to visit!!! My brother and I've been to Marco Islands in 8th of Jan. I would definitely go there again!

Thank GuLtEpCe
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Scenic and a good choice to bring friends and family. We observed a lot of animals and different plants.

Thank harryles2018
Reviewed January 31, 2018

A nice boardwalk in a secluded area manned by volunteers each morning to point out the animal life and answe any questions.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Please be aware that this centre was closed when we visited, presumably because of Irma damage but there was no explanation notice. Fortunately we hadn’t travelled far.

3  Thank JoyceandScott
Reviewed August 4, 2017

This is what South Florida is supposed to be like! The boardwalk seems to have been repaired recently and is an amazing attraction in itself. All around you keep your eyes open and you'll be able to see hocks, gators, and interesting fish. My daughters...More

1  Thank RichardKCsI
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Enjoyed the boardwalk today, and at the middle where the tower is a croc was just going in the water. It was a mommy croc with little babies near. You could hear their calls. Recommend to see natural habitat.

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Stumbled across this short half mile or so boardwalk leading from the parking lot to through the mangroves to a marshy area. A variety of wildlife for such a short walk. Pilated woodpeckers, (most I ever seen in one spot), yellow rumped warblers (they are...More

4  Thank David W
Reviewed March 1, 2017

The boardwalk seems to be almost completely repaired. We enjoyed the experience, viewing a large alligator, an eagle, and a few other birds. Two wild piggies were nearby, running alongside us on the access road. This is not the place for advanced hikers or naturalists,...More

2  Thank FrequentTravels02
Reviewed January 21, 2017

The boardwalk is in a state of disrepair, though the worst areas were marked with caution tape (and the new boards/posts were laying near the main building). There are small plaques every dozen yards or so, explaining the local flora and fauna. There are three...More

Thank GallosTravels
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