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Review of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples...
Ranked #3 of 109 things to do in Fort Myers
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“TripAdvisor Guided Us the Right Way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

This really isn't in a lot of brochures or talking points of local travel experts, but it really should be. We put $2 in the parking meter and didn't pay a single dime more for this great experience. The entire boardwalk is 1.2 miles (there are a couple of cutoffs if you needed to make it shorter). It is easily stroller or wheelchair friendly. Speak softly, turn off your cell phones, and walk slowly. You'll see a diverse ecosystem of both animals and plants. This is a must see, even if the map vendors leave it off.

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Would not have found this without tripadvisor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

We had a couple of hours to spare on our drive from marco island to tampa so we looked for things to do on tripadvisor. The six mile cypress slough preserve came up as a top suggestion so we stopped by. It turned out to be the highlight of our trip. As others have said, you can't beat the price - only $1 for parking but I would have gladly paid $20 for admission.

We walked though the preserve on a raised boardwalk which was very easy to navigate. On our walk, which took about an hour including short stops along the way, we saw a few alligators, egrets, woodpeckers, herons, baby wild boars, turtles and much more.

Definitely worth stopping by.

Visited May 2013
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Elgin, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice place to visit. Put this on your list of places to see.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We visited this place and really enjoyed the walk through the winding boardwalk throughout the preserve. Got to see alligators and countless snakes, birds, turtles and other wildlife. Can't beat the price either. $1.00 for parking and that was it!! I recommend trying this place out.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A Real Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We parked our car and put money in the machine but it seems to be an honour system as we never saw a ranger or any park official the whole time we were there. The boardwalk is a mile long and is well maintained and clean unlike some we have tried. Walk slowly and softly and keep your voice down and you will be rewarded by the wild life you will see. Take bottled water with you and apply insect repellent before you start. Everywhere you look you will find things to interest and the whole park is a haven of peace and tranquillity. A small bird guide book and a pair of binoculars will add to your enjoyment of the park. There are several different ecosystems brimming with flora and fauna .

Visited May 2013
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Oconomowoc
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“Great Place to enjoy nature for all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Tired of the endless strip malls? Then this is just the place for you... You'll spot for sure fish, turtles, birds of all sizes and most likely at least an alligator. It is fun to walk on the boardwalk, mostly in the shade of trees and when you teach your kids to listen to the silence, you'll hear nature talk (and traffic noise in the distance!). Vegetation is with mentioning as we'll. You'll have to see for yourselves, go there

Visited May 2013
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