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Briggs Nature Center

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Interesting ,but there are better options

My husband and I walked along the board walk and read all the educational signs. We did learn quite... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2018
Westbrook, Maine
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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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 December 5, 2018

My husband and I walked along the board walk and read all the educational signs. We did learn quite a bit. Perhaps because it was a cool day, we saw little wildlife. It might be a better experience in a warmer day,during the rainy season....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank smurawski
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

In general shell island road is amazing and Briggs boardwalk is a great place to stop and explore! I’ve been on the boardwalk several times and I’ve seen nighthawks booming above, baby American alligators hiding in the grasses waiting for mom to return, gopher tortoises...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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!

Date of experience: January 2018
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank David W
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Response from samanthaaV981UE | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! It’s Shell Island Road. It’s a side street part of the Great Florida Birding Trail off of Collier Blv. If you are heading towards Marco....right after you pass a golf driving range on your left the turn with be on... More