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Shell Factory & Nature Park

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2787 N Tamiami Trl, North Fort Myers, FL 33903-2213
+1 239-995-2141
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Fun place.

Been going there for 50 years. Always a must stop. There is something for everyboby. I highly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jim R
,
Mitchell, Indiana
via mobile
Don't waste your money or time

I was warned but thought we would give it a shot anyway. Purchased a Groupon for the Shell Factory... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kelly1012_13
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Florence, Kentucky
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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 special,The Beach Shack-Beach clothing and toys,Betty Boop Cafe',The Game Room with live crab races daily! 3 Museums with FREE ADMISSION! Take a ride on the THE SOARING EAGLE ZIP LINE! $8.50 PP INCLUDES TAX! Stroll The Nature Park with Petty Farm, touch center and see live gators plus much more! Have a blast at The Fun Park with Paddle Boats,Mini Golf, trampolines plus much more! Doggy Heaven Park, Home of The SW Florida Weiner Dogs & Suncoast Dock Dogs-bring your pet! Have lunch or dinner at Capt'n Fishbones Restaurant (open until 8pm) featuring AYCE Fish Fry! Inquire about holding your next function with us, from small birthday parties to large conferences! "There's Always Something Happening Here!"
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“zip line” (108 reviews)
“bumper boats” (72 reviews)
“gift shop” (95 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2787 N Tamiami Trl, North Fort Myers, FL 33903-2213
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+1 239-995-2141
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been going there for 50 years. Always a must stop. There is something for everyboby. I highly recommend.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was warned but thought we would give it a shot anyway. Purchased a Groupon for the Shell Factory & Nature Park. First the place should be shut down. Overall a glorified shell store with a few artifacts and fossils to look at. The zipline,...More

Thank kelly1012_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids loved it. Close up view of Florida wildlife. My grandchildren still talk about their enciounter with a large iguana.

Thank rudolfoc398
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, That's awesome to hear! It's our goal to encourage kids to learn more about wildlife. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must stop. When we drove in I wasn't so sure about it. Once we went inside the gift shop which is really a huge and fantastic museum mixed with great gift shop we where hooked. This place is like going back to...More

1  Thank Tellingasiseeit
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, We're pleased to hear you had a great time, and enjoyed our Florida charm. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We take our grandkids here often, and they love this place. The zoo is cool, they also have mini golf, playgrounds, and an arcade inside. Kids can hang out here for hours.

1  Thank Darrell L
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Darrell, We appreciate you taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visited the Shell Factory in the early 1980's, for some reason we hadn't been there since. Decided to stop and glad we did. Wish we had more time, but with our 88 yr old mother. Lots to see and do. Looks like fun for...More

1  Thank Elaine H
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Elaine, We appreciate you taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The name is misleading-they have a bit of everything from shells to a Christmas shop to an arcade to a pirate room to a taxidermy museum. It's fun to a do walk through on a rainy day, as we did. The prices were reasonable but...More

Thank blckhze
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, We apologize if we made you feel uncomfortable. That is not our intention, we'll make sure to update our proceedure to make it easier for our guest.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Zip line is fun for all ages. My grandson was afraid of heights and wouldn't do it for 2 years. But this year he said I am going to take care of my fright. On the zip line he went. The look on his...More

1  Thank Sissy N
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sissy, We're happy to hear your grandson overcame his fear and enjoyed the zipline. Thank you for sharing!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

The Shell factory itself is pricey and very commercial. Rows and rows of overpriced seashells, however take a gander behind the factory. There you will find an adorable amusement park. The park doesn't offer rides as such, but there are fun things to do. Each...More

1  Thank Cegis360Playground
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate the humor at the end!

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

If you have a lot of souvenirs to buy this is the place to go. I took my 4 year old granddaughter to the nature park which is way over priced at $13.00 per person over 4 years old. It's a very small and quite...More

Thank Teresa D
sl423, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Factory & Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi Teresa, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. I believe there might of been a misunderstanding, our pricing for kids is $8 from the ages of 4-12, Adults are $13 and $10 for seniors. At the moment many habitats...More

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Every Thursday from September thru June.
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Philip S
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Response from Denver L | Reviewed this property |
Both, it depends on what you buy. There is plenty to choose from. The real ones are so good they look manufactured ! Gator heads, conchs,spirals, and just about everything else. The stuffed wild animals I helped move in... More
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armydowling
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Response from annelouise53 | Reviewed this property |
not sure. I would call them. 4 years old seems a little young but that could just be me.
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