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Shell Factory & Nature Park

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2787 N Tamiami Trl, North Fort Myers, FL 33903-2213
+1 239-995-2141
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Great aviary. fun roadside attraction as well.

I really like all the funky little shops inside. there's a little something for everyone. From... read more

Reviewed yesterday
duvallcrawler
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Naples, Florida
Kid friendly

Like flea markets? You'll love this. It's indoor so its AC. Prices were a little $$ compared to a... read more

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Jessica R
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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 special,The Beach Shack-Beach clothing and toys,Betty Boop Cafe',The Game Room with live crab races daily! 3 Museums with FREE ADMISSION! Take a ride on the THE SOARING EAGLE ZIP LINE! $8.50 PP INCLUDES TAX! Stroll The Nature Park with Petty Farm, touch center and see live gators plus much more! Have a blast at The Fun Park with Paddle Boats,Mini Golf, trampolines plus much more! Doggy Heaven Park, Home of The SW Florida Weiner Dogs & Suncoast Dock Dogs-bring your pet! Have lunch or dinner at Capt'n Fishbones Restaurant (open until 8pm) featuring AYCE Fish Fry! Inquire about holding your next function with us, from small birthday parties to large conferences! "There's Always Something Happening Here!"
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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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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+1 239-995-2141
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"pirate room"
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"flea market"
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Reviewed yesterday

I really like all the funky little shops inside. there's a little something for everyone. From thousands of shells to antique stuffed animals to teach your kids about nature. The food was not that great any time we were there. The rides look like a...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like flea markets? You'll love this. It's indoor so its AC. Prices were a little $$ compared to a flea market but it's quality was about the same. I have a 3 & 4 year old and the loved the pirates area and the animal...More

Thank Jessica R
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dog restaurant for people who want to bring their dogs with them open on Thursday to Sunday 4:30 to 7:00 attached in back of the very good Shell Factory restaurant called Captain Fishbones called The Dogbone restaurant. Full friendly bar, table seating, good service,same food...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place where Old carnival rides and circus junk comes to die. Tons of junk all over the place here and EVERYTHING COSTS MONEY! Gift shop was just same old crap that’s in every truck stop in Florida. Animal museum was scary and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some interesting things here, but also loads of, well, tat! It’s really a glorified flea market with some kiddie attractions.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVE to go to the Shell Factory to eat their seafood. The service is great, and the food is delicious. We ALWAYS make this a special stop while we are in Fort Myers. Plus our husbands can see a Car Show, which they love....More

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sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comments and for your rating. We certainly appreciate your feedback and your support. Please come back anytime. Thank you again

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Ft. Myers Beach last Thanksgiving and were looking for something to do for our family of four (my daughters are 16 and 19). My daughter found a Groupon which included the animal park, and they love animals, so off we went.The Shell...More

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sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sharmon for your comments and for your support. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Your feedback is very important to us and our operation. Please come back anytime.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told the restaurant was good. We found the shell factory, walked in and there is a subway inside. We thought we were in the wrong place. Wrong parking lot, right place. You walk thru the whole store to get to the exit to...More

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sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and for your feedback. We will discuss your review at our next staff meeting. We do appreciate your patronage, please come again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time to visit the restaurant, but have been to the outside bar a couple of times. Staff service has always been superb. For dinner, we choose to have the soup/sandwich combination. Really good. Well portioned and priced. So much to see and do at...More

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sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and for your support. We certainly appreciate your feedback. I will let the staff know of your comments. Please come back anytime

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner with our dog on the patio of Captain Fishbones twice and the service is kind of slow if they are busy but the food was good. We also checked out the the Shell Factory before dinner and enjoyed the museums and store....More

Thank Sonia S
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sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We are unsure why the Nature Park was not open as it is normally open daily. We do appreciate your feedback and we will discuss this review with our staff.

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ajtarghetta
January 25, 2018|
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Response from cookieswife | Reviewed this property |
Neither my friend or I are in wheelchairs. You can get in and out easily enough but some of the aisles are narrow and shelves are stacked top to bottom with items that could easily be bumped off.
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Every Thursday from September thru June.
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Response from Denver L | Reviewed this property |
Both, it depends on what you buy. There is plenty to choose from. The real ones are so good they look manufactured ! Gator heads, conchs,spirals, and just about everything else. The stuffed wild animals I helped move in... More
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