The Lower Gulf Coast Sights

Shell Factory & Nature Park

  • 2787 N. Tamiami Trail Map It
  • North Fort Myers
  • Amusement Park/Water Park

Published 09/17/2015

Fodor's Review

This entertainment complex, once just a quirky shopping destination and a survivor from Florida's roadside-attraction era, now contains eateries, an arcade, bumper boats, miniature golf, and a mining sluice where kids can pan for shells, fossils, and gemstones. Strolling the grounds is free, including seeing over $6 million worth of exhibits and displays, but some activities carry individual fees, and a separate admission is required to enter the Nature Park, which has the feel of a small zoo. There you can find llamas; a petting farm with sheep, pigs, and goats; a walk-through aviary; an EcoLab; a touch center; and a gator slough. The Shell Factory hosts family-friendly events throughout the year, such as the Gumbo Fest in January. It's newest addition is the Soaring Eagle Zipline.

Sight Information


2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, Florida, 33903, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Shell Factory free; attractions starting at $2 each; Nature Park $12
  • Shell Factory daily 9–7; Nature Park daily 10–5

Published 09/17/2015


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