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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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This was an enjoyable visit. Full of information about the animals of Southwest Florida. Make... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Naples Park, Florida
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A must visit when in Naples!

My family has been going to visit the Conservancy for over 35 years. Every time we visit, we learn... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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At the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, we believe the more we can connect people with nature, the more willing they are to protect it. And our Nature Center helps us to do just that! At the Nature Center, guests get connected to conservation...more
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1495 Smith Preserve Way, Admission Cost, Naples, FL 34102-3500
+1 239-262-0304
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was an enjoyable visit. Full of information about the animals of Southwest Florida. Make sure you have time for the boat ride!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Herman16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family has been going to visit the Conservancy for over 35 years. Every time we visit, we learn something new. The wildlife animal hospital sees almost 4,000 injured animals/year, and there is an opportunity to see the nursery in the new hospital. In warmer...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dahazen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Conservancy offers a boat ride through the mangroves. It is a small electric boat with a cover. The driver gives a talk about the birds and vegetation. It is scheduled on the hour. We went at 4pm with no reservation. We were told that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jan L
Reviewed 15 February 2019

We started our visit with a boat ride through part of the Gordon river where we saw manatees. Our excellent guide, Bernie who volunteers at the Conservancy, was very knowledgeable about the history of the waterway, the history of the Conservancy and the environment of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sunsaver
Reviewed 14 February 2019

We went on a rainy day, it was warm enough out...not very crowded. The highlight is definitely the boat ride. We saw a manatee, numerous birds and got to hear a history of the area and mangroves from Captain Toby. Great for children as well...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Hit of the day for the grandkids is always the touch pool. Also boat ride on electric boat - included with entry. Wonderful large tank with interesting fish. Great volunteer docents. Nice gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Relaxing and informative day at the Conservancy of SW Florida. The boat ride was a great opportunity to view the Manatee. The work carried on by the group will have life time effects on our wild \life and the environment.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Richard L
Reviewed 11 February 2019

Most of the time I, my Family take a trip to the Naples, Zoo. But once my dad found out about this place. We went there and fell in love with it over one visit to it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank everyjon
Reviewed 7 February 2019

A wonderful thing to do on a rainy day! Exhibits and talks were interesting. Facility was clean. Once the weather improved, the included electric boat ride was a nice touch, with plenty of things to see along the way! Would highly recommend spending some time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank David H
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Our guide was the best. This place is very educational and well worth the trip. Thank you for all you do Conservancy of SW FL.

Date of experience: January 2019
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6 January 2019|
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Response from Lawito | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know - call them at 239 262 0304 Have fun and good luck
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2 July 2018|
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Response from Gail B | Reviewed this property |
The boat ride is about 40 minutes and is covered. I enjoy this. A lot of indoor displays. When walking around there are quite a few shaded areas. Some of the demonstrations/lectures are outside on bleachers. It would be... More
13 May 2018|
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Response from 711jackh | Reviewed this property |
You could do a $135 membership which is good for 5 adults and 4 children. Great place for families.