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Shell Factory & Nature Park

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Address: 2787 N Tamiami Trl, North Fort Myers, FL 33903-2213
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+1 239-995-2141
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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SW Florida's #1 Family Destination! Spend the day with us! Offering...

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!"

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Nice local and place to visit.

All different types of things to do here including shopping, sightseeing, rides, a zoo, and flea market as well as a restaurant and even a post office. Permanent Christmas type... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Orlando, Fl
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

it has a little bit of everything. a lot to see and do there for sure. there is something for kids and adults

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Thank dp86024
North Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Shell Factory is an old-time Florida place to visit. There is something for everyone. There is a fossil exhibit, a Christmas shop, local arfs and crafts, clothing (both touristy and good quality resort wear) and, of course, the (myriad) shells. They have local, unprocessed honey, home-made fudge and salt water taffy. There is a (spotless) Subway and a casual... More 

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Thank richardreciniello
Sandra L, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this review

Hello Richardreciniello, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed visiting. Thank you for taking the time to review us. More 

Orlando, Fl
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All different types of things to do here including shopping, sightseeing, rides, a zoo, and flea market as well as a restaurant and even a post office. Permanent Christmas type stuff can also be found. Cool place for out of town guests.

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Thank atraumanurse
Sandra L, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to have you back again soon! More 

Colorado
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157 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure we went to the right place based on some of their reviews. The place is run down, dirty, old and just awful. None of us felt the place would be fun for any of our grandchildren. Do yourself a favor and visit some other place. If you want to see shells go to Sanibel Island.

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Thank luv2bgone_2
Sandra L, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this review

Hello, We understand everyone has a different experience while visitng, but we are working hard to continually improve our location. Thank you for taking the time to review us. More 

Deerfield Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent hours on the animal trail but some of the cages were small and made us sad for the animals. However, the petting zoo and walk through bird aviary were amazing! We didn't have time to do the paddle boats but they looked fun, the lake was a decent size. The taxidermy room was odd but cool. The "pirate"... More 

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Thank hotpinkyswear
Sandra L, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this review

Hello, We understand everyone has a different experience while visiting but we appreciate you taking the time to visit us. Thank you for your review. More 

Cynthiana, Kentucky
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful visit with our son and his family. The Nature Park is awesome, well kept and a good variety of animals. The animals appear to be well cared for. Many of the animals here are rescued. Some are being seen by a veterinarian, some just needed good nutrition, some lost their caregivers and had no place to... More 

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Thank Tuff48
Sandra L, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this review

Hello Tuff48, We're happy to hear you enjoyed visiting the Nature Park. Thank you for reviewing us. More 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan to spend extra time to see everything this longtime attraction has to offer. People will be amazed by the shear size of this place! Everything from land and sea, nick nacks galore. You name it, you'll find it at the Shell Factory. If you're interested in Christmas, you have never seen a larger collection of anything and everything St... More 

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Thank Brady T
Sandra L, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this review

Hi Brady, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, thank you. More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shell Factory was great! Nature area suffers for not being kept up! Me and a travel friend had fun looking at all the things Shell Factory had to offer. Fun place to spend a few hours and make a few purchases!

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Thank ON3DANCE
Sandra L, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this review

Hello ON3DANCE, We appreciate you taking the time to review us. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have young children they will be entertained. Adults find the place a little run down. There are some good food locations in the complex.

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Thank F R
Sandra L, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this review

Hello, We appreciate you providing us with your feedback, thank you. More 

Naples, Florida
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66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the Shell Factory today and really enjoyed it. There is so much to do! We really liked the Nature Park - they even have an area where you can get very close to the animals. Peacocks are comfortable with people and show off their feathers, huge tortoises, iguanas, goats - all kinds of animals.... More 

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Thank P W
Sandra L, General Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this review

Hello, Glad to hear you enjoyed visiting the nature park, we hope this was the first of many visits. Thank you for also taking the time to review us. More 

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