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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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Glad we paid the Groupon price

This place reminded me of South of the Border. A tourist trap with lots of stuff but nothing that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Megan T
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Tourist trap

Lots to do. Taxidermied endangered species. Mini golf and zipline. Extensive shopping... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
smartymartyMinnesota
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Minnesota
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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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“zip line” (115 reviews)
“bumper boats” (76 reviews)
“gift shop” (100 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place reminded me of South of the Border. A tourist trap with lots of stuff but nothing that exciting. Overall it is pretty old and areas are run down with many of the animals being hard to see through the make shift cages. We...More

Thank Megan T
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots to do. Taxidermied endangered species. Mini golf and zipline. Extensive shopping. Interesting. Kind of tacky but not terrible.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting animal park, store has many interesting shell and animal displays that are educational and entertaining, great restaurant on site. Also miniature golf. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family was excited to see the Shell Factory...but ultimately we should have just kept on driving past. This tourist trap has a interesting mix of junk kitsch, big game hunted (now stuffed) animals, foreign sea shells, live animals kept in deplorable conditions and employees...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stopped here on our drive from Punta Gorda to Hollywood, with our 1 and 2 year old sons. We purchased the Groupon for $17 (for 2 adults), which included admission to the Nature Park and mini golf. We didn't use the mini golf...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun tourist spot. After three days in Estero, all beach everyday, we spent our final day in Ft. Myers at Shell Factory. It was a great stop and fun day for us enroute to car rental return at Ft. Myers airport on our last day...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been wanting to visit the Shell Factory for some time and it turned into a Dos Debs adventure! Deb Dos had been there previously and knew the way around. The big surprise is that we went on St. Patrick's Day - we totally...More

Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could not believe all the things that were made from shells! The replica of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany was unbelievable! Never have seen so many shells!

Thank jandedr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was encouraged by all of the good reviews, however the reality did not match the advertising. Everything is dated (80’s-ish) and needs serious updating. Many of the games at the amusement part were left unattended or not working. You have to pay for each...More

Thank Jamie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at the Shell Factory! There was a lot to do with our kids, ages 8 and 5. The nature park is a good value for the admission. There are a lot of animals and things to see, plus shaded areas...More

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

We really appreciate your feedback, all our workers strive to make your experience a memorable one! We will share your comments with our staff. Again thank you and hurry back.

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Debbie K
4 April 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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dottieb554
27 March 2018|
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Response from duvallcrawler | Reviewed this property |
As stated above, all the stores are free. Quickly looking at the Shell factory's website the prices for the Nature park are Adult $13 Children (4 to 12) $8 Seniors (55+) $10 Children 3 & under Free Family Annual Pass... More
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ajtarghetta
25 January 2018|
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Response from lcenlow | Reviewed this property |
Had a lady in a wheelchair with me. Tight, but doable.
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