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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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Very interesting outing. Passionate well informed volunteers and employees that represent the... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Kansas City, Missouri
excellent educational and recreational opportunities

The Conservancy is dedicated to conserving land as well as educating the population about the... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Allie D
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 7 May 2017

Very interesting outing. Passionate well informed volunteers and employees that represent the mission very well. You learn a lot about the animals and the environment. The boat ride we took was wonderful! A fun place for the entire family to visit!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Conservancy is dedicated to conserving land as well as educating the population about the natural resources of FL. I enjoy their lectures and boat trips. They also have a unique animal hospital where local injured/ill wildlife are cared for

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Allie D
Reviewed 2 May 2017

There is an included with admission boat rid on the Gordon River with narrative, various scheduled talks throughout the day, an indoor movie, indoor exhibits, and a short walking trail.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 20 April 2017

There was 8 of us and the great staff got us in the water right away. The launch was very intuitive and easy to use - my 75 year old not-so limber aunt was able to get in and out with zero issues. The paddle...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank ScubaChef23
Reviewed 18 April 2017

'Twas a delightful day. We learned much and enjoyed the exhibits, the boat ride through the waterway, and the professionals who gave talks. Thank you for protecting our animals and environment. Great for all ages, even if you have limited mobility. Most are within close...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mainesqueeze
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We happened to see a sign that said nature center and decide to check it out. We were surprised by the scope of the organization and its facilities. We decided to pay the admission cost and visited the orphan nursery (visible through a window into...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank LSQRD1
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We caught the talk on raptors which was delivered by staff with limited knowledge so we didn't enjoy it much, then did the boat trip which was fairly urban in nature but we saw some birds and the guide was knowledgeable. All are volunteers so...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

A very relaxing and informative experience. I do recommend that you bring sunscreen and mosquito repellent, plenty of water, and something to snack on while here. There is a boat ride available and kayaks for rent. Your camera will get a good workout here too,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank JEddleman
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place was great with very knowledgeable and friendly staff. The boat tour was 45 minutes both interesting and informative. Jerry our Captain did a great job. 600 volunteers on staff is a great tribute to a non profit organization. Highly recommend. Takes about 2...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Art1024
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit. Friendly volunteers who really know their stuff about the area and the wildlife. We took a fun trip on the river in a small boat, thoroughly enjoyed the captain who was so knowledgeable about the area. Children would really love this...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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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.