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Rotary Park Environmental Center

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Address: 5505 Rose Garden Dr, Cape Coral, FL 33914-8052
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nice place to take a break

They have a playground a dog park another area with charcol grills tables &benches if you would like to have a cook out a butterfly house to visit and there are trails... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Cape Coral, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has excellent walking area, all kind of plants,playground for little ones, bathrooms and dog areas for big dog and little ones. It's all fenced in and separated for them. They don't have to be on a leash in these areas.

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Thank Kathy R
Cape Coral, Florida
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like the environment and want to experience things first hand then this a must stop while in Cape Coral. The look-out Tower gives you a great view of the surrounding area along with some excellent sights of local and visiting birds.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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172 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a playground a dog park another area with charcol grills tables &benches if you would like to have a cook out a butterfly house to visit and there are trails around the lake to talk a walk through the woods

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Thank edolbud
St. Albert, Canada
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58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went hoping for a long walk in nature ...the trail around the lake/pond was not maintained ....very short ...took maybe 15 mn to do it ...the watch tower is in bad repair, dangerous and closed ...

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Kansas City, Missouri
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173 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This park is a local treasure and we always visit when we are in Florida. It seemed to be the wrong time of day (or year) to see the many water birds we have seen in the past, but we saw lots of small birds flitting among the trees and several butterflies as well. A couple of years ago we... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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144 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The naturalist shares her passion for butterflies with you every Monday morning about 10:30. You will learn about life cycles, food preferences and natural enemies.

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Thank Joe R
Cape Canaveral, Florida
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The walk was not long at all, completely shaded. Nice view of the trees in the tower and of the river down at the end.

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Thank christinatolleytm
Cape Coral, Florida
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Wonderful inexpensive excursions, classes and representative of the South Florida natural resources. Has a butterfly House, well identified gardens and dedicated staff to help encourage the preservation of native animals and plants

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Thank BJameson
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a great park if you have little ones, great if you want to do a workout circuit and if your a nature lover the trail with the lookout is great for pictures.

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Thank Yolanda S
Cape Coral, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Kids love the play ground! Nice place for family gatherings and the burrowing owl festival is great for the kids. Nature walk is peaceful. Dog park too!

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Thank Linda K

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