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The Lower Gulf Coast Sights

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center

  • 1495 Smith Preserve Way Map It
  • Naples
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Updated 05/08/2015

Fodor's Review

If you’re looking to connect with nature, this is the place, regardless of age. Take a 45-minute electric boat tour (ages 2+) along the Gordon River, rent a kayak, or go on a guided nature walk. The Dalton Discovery Center features interactive exhibits on six Florida ecosystems including a touch tank where you can learn about many of the same animals you find on the local beaches, and meet the area’s only loggerhead sea turtle living in a spectacular aquarium. Preschoolers can have hands-on fun at the new Little Explorer Play Zone. The onsite wildlife hospital's viewing area gives you a peek at staff working on any number of animals. Check out Cinema Sunday and other events in their Nature Center. The electric boat tours are free, and you don't have to pay the admission fee for the center to ride.

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1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples, Florida, 34102, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $12.95
  • Mon.–Sat. 9:30–4:30

Updated 05/08/2015


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