Shell Factory and Nature Park – Fort Myers
The Shell Factory is a lot more than a sea shell store, it’s got mini golf, bumper boats, and alligators!
Located on Rt 41 in North Ft Myers, you will find the world’s largest collection of seashells, along with fossils, coral, shark teeth, and items made from shells.
They also have clothing for men and women, purses and totes, jewelry, a Christmas shop, John Perry sculptures, an arcade, and all kinds of gift items such as wind chimes, candles, and stained glass.
You can explore the Shell Factory Retail Store and browse a huge selection of shells and coral, while also finding that favorite Christmas decoration. The Christmas store is open year around and has an amazing selection of fine collectables. Both women’s and men’s jewelry can be found along with great gifts for the whole family. While mom and dad are shopping, the kids can visit the Game Room and Arcade or grab a soda at the Betty Boop Café.
After buying those special gifts, move on to Capt Fishbones for a delicious lunch or dinner. Chef Mike is ready to prepare a great steak, or local seafood specialties. Both the Swamp Bar and Dog Bones Café staff can’t wait to serve your favorite beverage. We also have the Little Matey menu for smaller appetites. If you love fish, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday is the World Famous all you can eat Shell Factory Fish Fry. Babyback Ribs are Thursday’s special all day. Remember, all areas of the Shell Factory are Dog friendly, so bring your four legged friend with you.
With your appetite satisfied, stroll on over to the Shell Factory Nature Park. The Nature Park has over 350 live animals in their natural habitats. For the more curious, they have an ECO LAB and TOUCH CENTER where you can get up close and personal with a variety of creatures. You will see everything from alligators, to snakes, to a newly born pair of baby goats located in the Petting Farm.
While mom and dad relax the kids can visit the Shell Factory Fun Park. Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Water Wars, Paddle Boats, and the Mining Operation will provide your family hours of FUN.
Since the Shell Factory property is entirely Dog Friendly, it only makes sense we have our own Dog Park known as Doggy Heaven. The Dog Park is home to both Suncoast DockDogs and the SW Florida Wiener Dog Club. In addition, there is a free agility course open to the public daily. Don’t forget Doggy Church every Sunday at 12.30pm.
If you’re looking to kick back & have some fun when you’ve finished shopping? The Shell Factory has entertainment for both the young & the young at heart!
Let the kids get wet on the “Bumper Boats”, pitch a few water balloons at “Water Wars”, or take out a paddle boat and feed the fish and turtles. Also, see if you are ready for the “Masters” with a round of “Miniature Golf”. Inside, visit the Groovy Stop Video Arcade which has games and rides available for children of all ages, including a fire engine ride designed for the wheelchair bound.
The only Bumper Boat Lagoon in town. From a fountain in the middle of the lagoon to shooting water all around, you are sure to have fun either getting wet or trying to stay dry.
Hey, mom and dads, if you would like to stay dry, there are also things for you to do. Mom, you can sit in the gazebo and feed the bottlenose turtles and the ducks that will come to greet you, and dad, you can have a beverage at the Dogbones Café while you watch the kids have fun on the bumper boats.
When you’re done there, your fun has just begun!!! You can putt-putt your way around 18 holes of miniature golf that run halfway around the lagoon or try your hand at Water Wars where you can see who can make the most baskets by throwing water filled balloons. You can also play in the Groovy Stop Video Arcade where you can earn tickets to trade in on some cool prizes.