Wordtravels

Wordtravels

 

Shell Factory and Nature Park

Seashells © Manfred Heyde
Seashells © Manfred Heyde

The beaches along this stretch of the Florida coastline are world-renowned for their seashells. It contains one of the largest collection of seashells, fossils, corals, and sponges in the world is the focus of a unique family-oriented attraction north of Fort Myers. The Shell Factory not only exhibits a fascinating and extensive collection, but the 18-acre complex includes shops selling a range of jewellery, ornaments, lamps, objets d'art, and glassware. The complex also includes a petting zoo, wildlife refuge, eco laboratory, a restaurant, game arcade, a miniature golf course, and boating lake; more than enough to keep the whole family entertained.

Address: 2787 N Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers

Website: www.shellfactory.com

Telephone: (239) 995 2141

Opening times: Daily 9.30am-6pm

Admission: $13 adults, $8 children