So Much To Enjoy At The Shell Factory

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A day full of activities,
at this indoor and outdoor attraction in North Fort Myers.

There is more than shells, there is also a Nature Park, Botanical Gardens, Eco Lab, Fun Park with Bumper Boats, Paddle Boats, Game Room & the Soaring Eagle Zipline, a huge retail store with Museums, restaurants, outdoor dining & bars.

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The Nature Park

Part of the Shell Factory area is the Nature Park. You can spend hours walking around this 4+ acres park, looking at hundreds of animals from exotic birds to alligators and even a rescued cow!

Throughout the park, you have many opportunities to touch a variety of animals. The bird sanctuary was my entire family’s favorite part because you literally are walking through an area getting upclose with peacocks, tortoise, iguanas and birds. One bird took a liking to my dad and sat on his shoulder as he walked around. Such a cool sight to see!


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TIP: Be prepared to spend several hours here. You can even plan a lunch *several places to eat

TIP: You can zipline in southwest Florida!

Fun Park

Lots of activities for all ages. The activities do cost extra and all have individual fees.

Fun Park Fees

Paddle Boat: (includes fish food): $5 per boat
Miniature Golf: $5 per person  $4.00 Kids and Seniors
Bumper Boats: $5 per boat
Water Wars: $5 per bucket
Trampolines: $3.00
Ring The Bell: $1.00
Rock Climbing: FREE

Zip Line: $8.50 (includes tax)
Zip Line Photos: $6.00 each or 2 for $10.00
Gem Mining: &7.00 or 2 for $12.00


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Huge Retail Store

The Shell Factory has a massive store, so get ready to shop! They have the world’s largest collection of seashells, and shell specimens plus tons of unique gifts.  And not only can you find tones of Christmas gifts here, but you can experience the Christmas feeling because an large part of the store is decked out all year long with Christmas featuring, trees, village and figurines. My son went nuts over all the village pieces.

Great Way To Spend A Day Filled With Family Fun.


Southwest Florida often gets labeled as a city for older snowbirds with not much for young families to do. I respectfully disagree. We enjoy living in this area and hope you find our suggestions helpful. To learn more about the Shell Factory check out their website,

*I was not compensated or given any discount rates or free items for this post.  We live in Fort Myers with two young children and are always seeking fun family things to do. Our entire family truly enjoyed spending the day here and believe that many other parents (residents or visitors) would find this a great choice when looking for something to do in Southwest Florida with their family.



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