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The Lower Gulf Coast Sights

Shell Factory & Nature Park

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

Updated 05/12/2014

Fodor's Review

This entertainment complex, once just a quirky shopping destination and a survivor from Florida's roadside-attraction era, now contains eateries, museum displays, an arcade, bumper boats, miniature golf, and a mining sluice where kids can pan for shells, fossils, and gemstones. Strolling the grounds is free, 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 and a zebra to ogle; a petting farm with sheep, pigs, and goats; a walk-through aviary; an EcoLab with reptiles and small animals; and a gator slough. The Shell Factory also hosts annual events such as the Gumbo Fest in January.

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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

Updated 05/12/2014


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