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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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1495 Smith Preserve Way, Admission Cost, Naples, FL 34102-3500
+1 239-262-0304
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Worth a visit for all ages.

An educational place for all ages.Show a short movie, an art gallery, a trail to walk,and a small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ayelet29
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New York City, New York
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In North Naples, loooooong beach with plenty of parking and several entrances/exits from/to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dreuss4
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Naples, Florida
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As part of its educational mission, the 2l-acre Conservancy Nature Center has recently completed a $20 million renovation which offers abundant learning opportunities, special activities such as camps for children, and other unique programming and events and is designated as Site #69 on the "Great Florida Birding Trail". In addition to the new entrance, Smith Preserve Way, just south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road, new features include the Dalton Discovery Center, von Arx Wildlife Hospital nursery viewing area, Windfeldt Shorebird Pool, Shotwell Wavering Filter Marsh, Christopher B. SmithPreserve, Eaton Conservation Hall with Jeannie Meg Smith Theater, electric boat rides up the Gordon River from the Allyn Family Dock and Lagoon, and Ferguson Learning Lab. Kayak rentals and excursions are available for a fee. No visit is complete without a visit to the Bradley Nature Store to select from nature-inspired gifts, toys, jewelry, t-shirts, hats, art and cards. Other Conservancy Nature Center features include a live sea turtle display and touch tank. Electric boat ride schedule changes seasonally and are subject to weather and tide conditions. Open Mon. - Sun., 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM. $12.95 Adults; $8.95 Ages 3-12. Offsite Adventures are offered during season (generally December - April,) the Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers various nature tours: *Good Fortune II Pontoon Boat Cruise through Rookery Bay estuary. * Free Nature walks at Brigg's Boardwalk, Clam Pass and Tigertail beach.
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1495 Smith Preserve Way, Admission Cost, Naples, FL 34102-3500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An educational place for all ages.Show a short movie, an art gallery, a trail to walk,and a small souvenir shop.

Thank ayelet29
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In North Naples, loooooong beach with plenty of parking and several entrances/exits from/to the beach. GREAT shelling after large storms. Totally natural with no shops etc, but bathroom/changing rooms available.

Thank dreuss4
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

What a gem of a place. Very knowledgeable volunteers. We went for an early morning (10:00 am) boat ride (part of the price) and saw some birds. We were there for about an hour and a half - not quite long enough. It is small...More

Thank Krista S
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We love nature, the environment in SW Florida and saving animals. This is a great place to take children of any age to see rescued wildlife, take a boat trip on the Gordon river, do a summer camp, play in the touch tank or just...More

Thank jazzgirl79
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Had a great time here. The main exhibition building has some cool exhibits and there are plenty of volunteers with lots of interesting info about the animals. There is also a building where you can observe the vets taking care of the animals in the...More

Thank tguss
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Very informative and well done. Volunteers are very dedicated and knowledgeable. A must do! Enjoyed the electric boat ride, the nature sessions and learning about the animal rescue work.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is a nice place to take children as it has some hands on activities and a place to view some of the baby animals they have taken in. The boat ride along the river was relaxing, although we didn't see a lot of wildlife.

Thank 8005travelbug
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We had friends visiting from Massachusetts so we decided to take them here. We saw an injured eagle and hawk, as well as some baby birds and snakes. They also have an aquarium. The highlight was the electric boat rid down the canal where we...More

Thank NapDonna
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

the Conservancy is doing a great job for the environment in Naples, also they take care of injured animals, we had a great time and were happy to contribute to their cause.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Very interesting talks about local species including a rehab. Hospital Really enjoyed the shady pontoon type slow boat ride down the Gordon River while the tour guide identified the birds, etc This has to be the lowest price boat ride in the Naples area They...More

Thank robertrH1816YR
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Response from dreuss4 | Reviewed this property |
I'm on vacation now, so I can't look to see. I'm sure children and grandchildren count. You can call and find out the annual fee.
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Response from Jack H | Reviewed this property |
$14.95 Adults and 9.95 kids
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