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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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Rainy season

Mostly a souvenir stop, due to lightning the day we stopped there. Rain prevented enjoyment of any... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Camper34692571249
Dogs welcome

This place has a variety of things to do and decent food to eat as well as live music, farmers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yigo2009
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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2787 N Tamiami Trl, North Fort Myers, FL 33903-2213
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mostly a souvenir stop, due to lightning the day we stopped there. Rain prevented enjoyment of any outside activity. Small Flea market had minimal participation due to rain.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Camper34692571249
Drewogden, Public Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, we appreciate you stopping by. We hope you come by one of our sunnier days.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Daughter came down from Tennessee and we decided to take a day trip she chose the shell factory ,so we headed out early ,the last time we were there my kids were very young so right away we were amazed how it had grown...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SandraT3
Drewogden, Public Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much we're so glad you had a good time. We appreciate you stopping by and hope you come back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a variety of things to do and decent food to eat as well as live music, farmers market and shopping. Fun for the family.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yigo2009
Drewogden, Public Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, we appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Between the zoo, zip line for kids, some rides, miniature golf, food and gifts, can anyone ask for more?

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Felicia L
Drewogden, Public Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your comments we appreciate you stopping by and hope you return soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shell Factory is a sprawling, fun place to go. There are museum pieces to see, shell collections, and a fabulous retail store. Great place for gifts for any age. There is an ice cream shop, a Post Office and a Subway inside the Shell...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank B0bandCindy
Drewogden, Public Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your comment and rating, we appreciate you stopping by and hope you come back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The shell factory and nature park is an average place overall. The mini golf is ok, the nature part is good but make sure you put bug spray on. The shell factory shop is big with lots of lovely things to purchase but fairly expensive.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 356janines
Drewogden, Public Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and rating we appreciate you stopping by.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok so this is a 'touristy" place.... BUT I am now a local and took visiting family here to see Nature Park. WOW! What a surprise we spent several hours checking out the animals and birds. We were treated to the peacocks strutting their feathers....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank NJShoreGal1
Drewogden, Public Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your rating and comments, we're so glad your family had a good time. We appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the type of place where a tour company will drop off a bus load of tourists for an hour or two. They offer a wildlife park, restaurant, shopping, and some other attractions. The Shell Factory along with the entire complex feels like it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Drewogden, Public Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and comments we appreciate you stopping by.

Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

We were in the neighborhood, so to speak, so we took a 30 minute detour to check out this place. Almost all of the merchandise is tacky, old, and overpriced. I had high hopes for picking up a few shells but wasn't willing to pay...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank finnbean
Drewogden, Public Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your comments, The Shell Factory has been in operations for almost ninety years. Our animals are mostly rescued from our local community and our Nature Park is a non-profit organization. We have been serving the local community and will continue...More

Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Having always used the Shell Factory as a Stop for Visiting Friends and Family that come to visit us in Southwest Florida over the more recent years it has been transformed even more. Going from a Local Feel Stop To a What the Heck Are...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Drewogden, Public Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback.

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longbeachron
February 18, 2019|
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Response from Gayron F | Reviewed this property |
The nature park you pay to get in but that's to pay for the food and care for the live animals. Plus the housing and expenses of more trained employees for handling animals. It's great for smaller children as you can take a... More
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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
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DebbieK2035
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
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