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Briggs Nature Center

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401 Shell Island Rd, Marco Island, FL
+1 239-775-8569
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Please be aware that this centre was closed when we visited, presumably because of Irma damage but... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
via mobile
Gators! Can't believe it!

This is what South Florida is supposed to be like! The boardwalk seems to have been repaired... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
New York City, New York
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You can rent a canoe or walk the many trails to view the wildlife.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible19%
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401 Shell Island Rd, Marco Island, FL
+1 239-775-8569

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Please be aware that this centre was closed when we visited, presumably because of Irma damage but there was no explanation notice. Fortunately we hadn’t travelled far.

2  Thank JoyceandScott
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is what South Florida is supposed to be like! The boardwalk seems to have been repaired recently and is an amazing attraction in itself. All around you keep your eyes open and you'll be able to see hocks, gators, and interesting fish. My daughters...More

1  Thank RichardKCsI
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Enjoyed the boardwalk today, and at the middle where the tower is a croc was just going in the water. It was a mommy croc with little babies near. You could hear their calls. Recommend to see natural habitat.

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stumbled across this short half mile or so boardwalk leading from the parking lot to through the mangroves to a marshy area. A variety of wildlife for such a short walk. Pilated woodpeckers, (most I ever seen in one spot), yellow rumped warblers (they are...More

3  Thank David W
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The boardwalk seems to be almost completely repaired. We enjoyed the experience, viewing a large alligator, an eagle, and a few other birds. Two wild piggies were nearby, running alongside us on the access road. This is not the place for advanced hikers or naturalists,...More

2  Thank FrequentTravels02
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The boardwalk is in a state of disrepair, though the worst areas were marked with caution tape (and the new boards/posts were laying near the main building). There are small plaques every dozen yards or so, explaining the local flora and fauna. There are three...More

Thank GallosTravels
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, we didn't seen any baby alligators or birds. The boardwalk is in desperate need of maintenance with weak boards and nails sticking up. In addition, the back of the building needs attention. It's very run down.

Thank Sandi K
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We've visited here 4 times in the past month and every time we saw something different. It is very overgrown in October, but it's a nice walk through different ecosystems. There are now some small shoots of poison ivy growing up through the boards near...More

2  Thank 4givN
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We walked through the trail, taking our time, reading all the signs about the plant life. It was peaceful and a really nice place to go. There is also a picnic area with restrooms and a playground area.

1  Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 4 April 2016

About a half mile of boardwalk through a few different environments. I went on a cool early morning and had the place to myself. A nice look out area in the back of the boardwalk. Signage along the way give one an idea of what...More

1  Thank Tom G
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