Shell Factory and Nature Park
The beaches along this stretch of the Florida coastline are world-renowned for their seashells and the largest collection of shells, 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 as well. It is even possible to pick your own pearl and have it mounted in gold. The complex includes a petting zoo, wildlife refuge, eco laboratory, a restaurant, game arcade, miniature golf course and boating lake; more than enough to keep the whole family entertained.