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Shell Factory & Nature Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Touristy at best!

This place is big but reminds one of an oversized, beachy tourist store. It does carry a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cool place with neat options

Went to the holiday area so lil bear could see Santa, ate at the seafood restaurant which was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Estero, Florida
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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...more
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2787 N Tamiami Trl, North Fort Myers, FL 33903-2213
+1 239-995-2141
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Reviewed today

We really enjoyed our visit to the Shell Factory! There is a huge store where you can buy interesting souvenirs, and it was so neat to have a close look at many different birds and animals in the Nature Park. You can even feed them!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Frank C
Reviewed yesterday

There is a nature park and a very good restaurant. They have indoor and outdoor eating. They allow dogs at the outdoor area. They have live music every night. The Shell Factory store is like a museum of shells and sea life.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bwbrab
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is big but reminds one of an oversized, beachy tourist store. It does carry a significant amount of Department 56. It does also offer special events often like a flea market, antique market, among other things. Includes a Subway restaurant, snack bar, ice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Saminlove45202
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to find a place with different activities here it is. Great restaurant, fun activities like paddle boat, zoo, shopping is a must so many shells beautiful and they even have an arcade area. just fun for everyone.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ildiko z
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this place as a kid, as a parent bringing my kids, and bringing my grandkids. It is a great way to spend a day. Enjoy

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank clausrock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the holiday area so lil bear could see Santa, ate at the seafood restaurant which was excellent

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rayhigdon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were her while on Thanks giving holiday. I was surprised how nice everything was. The resturant was good. They have wild small animals and a couple of geraffes. The animals looked healthy. Some animals you can feed. I would go back.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 856louism
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This place is really showing its age. Doesn't have nearly the same selection it used to, and if you're going by to see the extensive stuffed animal exhibit, don't bother. It's closed. Also goes for the military exhibit. These were the only reason husband consented...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank angelblueyes
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This is a unique place to visit. They have an indoor area where there is a Christmas shop with so many beautiful Christmas trees and decor as well as Halloween decorations. They have a jewelry store where you can find other neat accessories. A huge...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Shells and other seashore items for sale. Two Restaurants on premise which serves seafood and other commonly found foods on their menu. Small animal park, miniature golf, and lake boats to rent. Nice place to take children, quite a few things for them to do....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Earl S
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Lisa W
3 October 2018|
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Response from shelleybtravels | Reviewed this property |
I didnt notice a wheel chair rental option. That being said, I did see people in wheel chairs, so there is a chance. Also, the area is very wheelchair friendly, there are ramps and wide paths to get around. So if you do... More
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
27 March 2018|
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Response from Harvey S | 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