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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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A must to visit

We started our visit with a boat ride through part of the Gordon river where we saw manatees. Our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rainy day fun!

We went on a rainy day, it was warm enough out...not very crowded. The highlight is definitely the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan S
Brookfield, Illinois
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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...more
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1495 Smith Preserve Way, Admission Cost, Naples, FL 34102-3500
+1 239-262-0304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Thank Jodie W M
Reviewed 7 January 2019

We went here w/12yr old & 10yr old grandchildren. In advance, I purchased a Conservancy membership which was well worth it, It permitted 2 adults & 4 children to enter facility. Very knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

The conservancy has been serving Naples and SWFL for many many years. I remember it from the 70s before the new structures were bulit. It is a must for children and grandchildren. Educational, wondrous and fun. The volunteers love working there and their joy is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Great stop for families with small children. There were more volunteers than visitors on the Saturday that we went, so we got a private tour through the Dalton Discovery Center. The guide was amazing with my children, and we learned a lot about the habitat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
Kat K
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.