Fodor's Expert Review Shell Factory & Nature Park

Cape Coral, Pine Island, and North Fort Myers Amusement Park/Water Park

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.

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Quick Facts

2787 N. Tamiami Trail
North Fort Myers, Florida  33903, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Shell Factory free; attractions starting at $2 each; Nature Park $12, Shell Factory daily 9–7; Nature Park daily 10–5

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