Visit the Shell Factory Fort Myers, Florida 42/365
The Shell Factory is a short distance from Bonita Springs but totally worth the drive. The Shell Factory is located 2787 N Tamiami Trail (US 41) North Fort Myers, FL 33903 and has been around for eighty years! The Shell Factory is a unique place for visitors and locals to shop, eat or just gather with friends.
There is both indoor and outdoor attractions for the whole family. There is free entry and parking but a small charge to get into the nature park. At the Shell Factory there is a huge retail store which includes a Christmas store. The amount of activities are endless; there is petting/feeding zoo, bumper and paddle boats, Zip-line, Dinosaur Land, Mini Golf, and the Nature Park. The Nature Park admission (Feb 2019) is Seniors 55+ $10 Adult $13 Children (4 to 12) $8 Children 3 & under Free. The park features animals from iguanas, alligators, raccoons birds and zebras.
According the the Shell Factory there is over 400 animals living there. There is a picnic site or you can enjoy the restaurant on Cap'n Fish n Bones. I will say the Shell Factory is mostly original and could use some updating but it is such a different experience from anything else around town and the kids just love it. It’s a taste of “roadside Florida” of days gone by.
A visit to the Shell Factory is great if you are looking for fun things to do with kids. There is also a nearby preserve where you can take a walk with them.