The best way to find information on Florida's Shell Factory and Nature Park is to visit the attraction's website, ShellFactory.com. An alternative is to consult the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau's website, devoted to the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, at FortMyers-Sanibel.com.
Located in North Fort Myers, the Shell Factory and Nature Park displays native species, including the alligator and the Florida panther, as well as imported animals such as kinkajous and lemurs. As of 2015, a petting zoo with goats, sheep and a pot-bellied pig is also on site. As of 2015, admission to the park is free, but it charges fees for certain activities and exhibits.
The family-friendly fun park features bumper boats, paddle boats and a facility for water balloon fights. A miniature golf course and the Groovy Stop Video Arcade are also available. Doggy Heaven, the Shell Factory's dog park, is open all day and has no admission fee. Dogs are also welcome at the outdoor Dog Bones Caf?.
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, the parking lot becomes the Shell Factory Flea Market, where locals come to sell everything from fresh produce to clothing. The website includes a Shell Factory Coupon Center that posts printable coupons redeemable at the park. Availability and options vary by season.