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Shell Factory & Nature Park

Features Animals
Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great way to pass 2 hours

We had a groupon for 4 people for $30. We didn't know what to expect. The touring of the animals... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Napanee, Canada
Fun for kids

Kids really enjoy the animals, ice cream, and video arcade. Fun at Christmas time. The dog shows... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Myers, Florida
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SW Florida's #1 Family Destination! Spend the day with us! Offering shopping for everyone featuring everything from Shells, Coral, Sea Life, Christmas Collectibles, Fine Jewelry & Shell Jewelry,Shell Art & the perfect Gift for that someone...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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2787 N Tamiami Trl, North Fort Myers, FL 33903-2213
+1 239-995-2141
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was totally surprised by how good the Nature Park was! Was there with my daughter and family. Kids were 4, 7, 9 and 12. They absolutely loved it! Highly recommend it to everyone!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a groupon for 4 people for $30. We didn't know what to expect. The touring of the animals was great! They have a large gift shop to browse through. A Christmas theme to browse through. Our grand-son went through the zip liner which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gisele8858
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids really enjoy the animals, ice cream, and video arcade. Fun at Christmas time. The dog shows are fun too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rainflower
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is old and needs updating but...the shells are abundant. Theres a taxidermied section with exotic animals thats cool. Theres an arcade. Theres lots of items for shopping and outdoor activities if you have money to spend. I take the kids whenever we have...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Myboybirdie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a throwback kind of roadside attraction from the days of family road trips. It's basically a gigantic gift shop with a collection of other attractions to lure you in. That being said, it is a little run down but in a charming sort...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jerseymariner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for things to do around Ft. Myers and saw the Shell Factory advertising and thought we would check it out. I felt like it was just another souvenir shop. Place was pretty dirty..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank studio346erica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shell factory has something for everyone, crafts, gifts , unique items, food and exhibits. There is something for everyone a must go to, especially if visiting

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pittsurgh
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to the Shell Factory! There is a huge store where you can buy interesting souvenirs, and it was so neat to have a close look at many different birds and animals in the Nature Park. You can even feed them!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Frank C
Reviewed December 11, 2018

There is a nature park and a very good restaurant. They have indoor and outdoor eating. They allow dogs at the outdoor area. They have live music every night. The Shell Factory store is like a museum of shells and sea life.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bwbrab
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This place is big but reminds one of an oversized, beachy tourist store. It does carry a significant amount of Department 56. It does also offer special events often like a flea market, antique market, among other things. Includes a Subway restaurant, snack bar, ice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lisa W
October 2, 2018|
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Response from shelleybtravels | Reviewed this property |
I didnt notice a wheel chair rental option. That being said, I did see people in wheel chairs, so there is a chance. Also, the area is very wheelchair friendly, there are ramps and wide paths to get around. So if you do... More
April 3, 2018|
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Response from sl423 | Property representative |
Hello, We have a Flea Market on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. Saturday's flea market features The Farmers Market. The open time is 7am and close time is usually between 1-2 pm
March 27, 2018|
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Response from Harvey S | Reviewed this property |
As stated above, all the stores are free. Quickly looking at the Shell factory's website the prices for the Nature park are Adult $13 Children (4 to 12) $8 Seniors (55+) $10 Children 3 & under Free Family Annual Pass... More