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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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Open Now: 09:30 - 16:30
Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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lots to see. really enjoyed the boat ride. learned a lot. volunteers were very knowledgable and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Great walking trails

They have nice wide trails that bikes, runners and walkers use. The original plants have been... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
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...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

lots to see. really enjoyed the boat ride. learned a lot. volunteers were very knowledgable and enthusiastic.

Thank eskie616
Reviewed 3 September 2018

They have nice wide trails that bikes, runners and walkers use. The original plants have been maintained.

Thank Lawito
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We had a great time here, we cruised through the Mangroves with Cpt Sam down the Gordon River, it was like a peaceful paradise. My little boy learned lots and loved the touch pool, even mummy dared to touch a sea urchin. They do such...More

1  Thank TALLBIRD74
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a good 3hrs here, as soon as we arrived we were greeted with a smile and felt welcomed at the admissions desk. The boat ride lead by Captain Bruce was brilliant, he was very knowledgeable, he told us all about the conservation area...More

1  Thank Jon Y
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Spent around 90 minutes here. It was a very quiet afternoon. It’s a must to do the boat trip. Motorised boat, nice and clean with canopy. Captain talks about history of site with some interesting facts. On the way back we were lucky to see...More

1  Thank mjohy
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. It’s good for about 2.5 hours. You should definitely take the 45 minute boat tour. The boat captains are so knowledgeable! We learned about the river, the vegetation that grows there (invasive and naturally occurring) and we saw...More

1  Thank SmillerNJ
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to visit with a boat trip and lots of talks by naturists (they call them docents). The staff seem to be mainly volunteers (of which there are a lot) and they are all very enthusiastic and welcoming. The animal hospital...More

Thank UKCemj
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The nature place which is all about local flora and fauna. You can see native animals and plants as well as exotic and invasive species. There is wildlife Hospital, touch tank and daily talks on local nature. You can take an electric boat ride or...More

2  Thank czina
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Whether you are a local or visiting Naples, this is a must do. The Conservancy does so much to protect the environment and educate people. It’s a wonderful experience with hands-on displays as well as a boat tour. The Naples Zoo is a great companion...More

1  Thank sledhead36
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Who would think that within ten minutes of downtown Naples 5th Avenue you could be in a silent electric boat cruising a jungle river (or nearly a jungle river). Easy to find, lots of free parking and a reasonable admission fee makes this a good...More

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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 Jack H | Reviewed this property |
You could do a $135 membership which is good for 5 adults and 4 children. Great place for families.
3 March 2018|
Response from Jack H | Reviewed this property |
$14.95 Adults and 9.95 kids