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Shell Factory and Nature Park

Seashells © Manfred Heyde
Seashells © Manfred Heyde

The beaches along this stretch of the Florida coastline are renown for their seashells. It contains one of the largest collection of seashells, fossils, corals, and sponges in the world. 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