The Shell Factory and Nature Park

2787 North Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers, FL 33903


Welcome to the Shell Factory and Nature Park, celebrating 75 Years as SW Florida’s number one tourist destination. Along with are seasonal customers, the Shell Factory provides locals a great place to shop, eat, or just gather with friends. Our many attractions both indoors and outdoors will provide you and your family hours of fun served up with local hospitality.

Upon arrival, explore the Shell Factory Retail Store where you can browse a huge selection of shells and coral, while also finding that favorite Christmas decoration. Our 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 our 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. We have plenty of DOG BONES.

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, we have our own 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. If you are interested in learning more about the behind the scenes operation of the Nature Park, visit our Volunteer Page.

While mom and dad relax the kids can visit the Shell Factory Fun Park. Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Water Wars, Paddle Boats, and our very own Mining Operation will provide your family hours of FUN.

Since the Shell Factory property is Dog Friendly (pets not allowed in Cap't Fishbones or Nature Park)  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.

After experiencing all the Shell Factory has to offer, you may want to have that next birthday party, anniversary, or Private Function at the Shell Factory Dolphin Room. We can accommodate any event  with great food, great staff, and great service. The Dolphin Room has a full service bar and state of the art video/audio equipment. Our Party House is also available for a private setting with the same exceptional service.

On behalf of the Shell Factory’s Management and Staff we invite you to experience one of SW Florida’s favorite family entertainment destinations.

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