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Briggs Nature Center

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Address: 401 Shell Island Rd, Marco Island, FL
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+1 239-775-8569
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You can rent a canoe or walk the many trails to view the wildlife.

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Cool little walk

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Nancy F

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank Nancy F
Temperance, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 common), wild feral pigs with baby piggies, assorted water fowl and an mama alligator and... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boardwalk seems to be almost completely repaired. We enjoyed the experience, viewing a large alligator, an eagle, and a few other birds. Two wild piggies were nearby, running alongside us on the access road. This is not the place for advanced hikers or naturalists, but a family can have a short, easy, free experience of Florida marshes and wildlife.... More 

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Thank FrequentTravels02
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The boardwalk is in a state of disrepair, though the worst areas were marked with caution tape (and the new boards/posts were laying near the main building). There are small plaques every dozen yards or so, explaining the local flora and fauna. There are three lookout pavilions, one right on the intercoastal which boasts a great view. In a few... More 

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Thank GallosTravels
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, we didn't seen any baby alligators or birds. The boardwalk is in desperate need of maintenance with weak boards and nails sticking up. In addition, the back of the building needs attention. It's very run down.

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Thank Sandi K
Peterborough, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We've visited here 4 times in the past month and every time we saw something different. It is very overgrown in October, but it's a nice walk through different ecosystems. There are now some small shoots of poison ivy growing up through the boards near the start of the walk, and growing up through the handrails near the end of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We walked through the trail, taking our time, reading all the signs about the plant life. It was peaceful and a really nice place to go. There is also a picnic area with restrooms and a playground area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

About a half mile of boardwalk through a few different environments. I went on a cool early morning and had the place to myself. A nice look out area in the back of the boardwalk. Signage along the way give one an idea of what to look for in each area. Didn't see much wildlife, but it was cool and... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a short nature walk but enjoyable as you will see a lot of different birds, alligators, and sea creatures. Nice boardwalk to walk on so you can see all that this nature center offers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

nice little walk with nature along the way. signs along the way told you about the plant life which was nice. the path way was sound and wide enough. apparently we passed right by the alligators while we focused on the scenery.

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Thank Lynn C

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