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2020 Official Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Visitors Guide

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50 1 - 800-2-ESCAPE | PARADISECOAST.COM | NAPLES, MARCO ISLAND AND THE EVERGLADES Symbols: q = Family Friendly, g = Handicapped Access, V = Guided Tours, l = Boat Launch Naples Area/Ave Maria Area Marco Island Area Everglades Area Immokalee ATTRACTIONS Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary corkscrew.audubon.org u 375 Sanctuary Rd., Naples, 239-348-9151 13,000-acre wilderness area with country's largest remaining virgin bald cypress forest. Boardwalk through pinelands, wet prairies and hammocks. One of the top birding sites in the U.S. View wildlife, rare plants including the ghost orchid. q g V Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center conservancy.org u 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples, 239-262-0304 Connect with nature! Take an electric boat tour and explore our Nature Center. Open 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, 7 days a week. Closed Sundays May - December. q g V Coral Cay Adventure Golf coralcaygolf.com u 2205 E. Tamiami Trl., Naples, 239-793-4999 Two 18-hole miniature golf courses in a tranquil, tropical setting. Snack bar and daily golf specials. q g Golisano Children's Museum of Naples cmon.org u 15080 Livingston Rd., Naples, 239-514-0084 The Golisano Children's Museum of Naples is a brain- building powerhouse devoted for children and families to learn through play. q g V AD ON PG. 51 Gordon River Greenway gordonrivergreenway.org u 1596 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples, 239-262-0015 A scenic, paved nature trail with boardwalks and water access along the Gordon River in the heart of Naples. Ideal for walkers, dog walkers, hikers, runners, cyclists, kayakers, birders, families, artists and nature lovers. FREE q g Marco Golf & Garden marcogolfandgarden.com u 971 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island, 239-970-0561 A challenging miniature golf course in an award-winning garden. q Naples Botanical Garden naplesgarden.org u 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples, 239-643-7275 A world-class tropical paradise with cultivated gardens of Brazil, Florida, Asia and the Caribbean, plus preserve trails and a fanciful Children's Garden. Enjoy lunch at the Fogg Cafe and many special events and exhibits. q g V AD ON PG. 51 Naples City Dock at Crayton Cove naplesgov.com/cdw u 880 12th Ave. S., Naples, 239-213-3070 The completely rebuilt Naples City Dock has 84 slips on floating docks accomodating up to 60' vessels. Transient vessels welcome. Home to Naples' largest fishing and sailing charter fleet, boats from 25 to 53 ft. available for charter and sightseeing. FREE q g V l Naples Pier naplesgov.com/parksrec/page/naples-pier u 25 12th Ave. S., Naples, 239-213-7120 The pier is the focal point of Naples Beach, the most visited spot in downtown Naples and perfect for viewing the the spectacular nightly sunsets. Beer and wine is now available for sale from 9 AM to sunset in the winter and 9 AM - 6 PM in the summer from Cosmos Cafe & Pizzeria on the pier. FREE q g Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens ADN P napleszoo.org u 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd., Naples, 239-262-5409 Naples Zoo is a nationally accredited zoo & historic botanical garden. Enjoy a full day of activities from animal exhibits, to shows, to boat tours! q g V AD ON PG. 57 Ochopee Post Office u 38000 E. Tamiami Trl., Ochopee, 239-695-2099 Officially recognized as the smallest post office in the U.S. Formerly an irrigation pipe shed, the tiny building opened as an official U.S. Post Office after a 1953 fire burned Ochopee's general store and post office. Stop to get your postcards and letters stamped. q g Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve rookerybay.org u 300 Tower Rd., Naples, 239-530-5940 Tour 110,000 acres of protected waterways by boat or kayak; visit the Environmental Learning Center's aquariums, exhibits, nature trail and store. Programs offered twice daily. Many special events and exhibits. q g V Seminole Casino Hotel - Immokalee seminoleimmokaleecasino.com u 506 S. First St., Immokalee, 800-218-0007, 239-658-1313 Open 24/7, Seminole Casino Hotel is the premier gaming destination in Southwest Florida with slots and table games including blackjack, poker, and many more. Live entertainment, concerts and special events. FREE g AD ON INSIDE BACK COVER Skunk Ape Headquarters skunkape.biz u 40904 Tamiami Trl. E., Ochopee, 239-695-2275 Purchase Skunk Ape memorabilia, along with alligator heads and other souvenirs. Reptile and bird exhibit with gators, constrictors and exotic birds. q g V Sun-N-Fun Lagoon napleswaterpark.com u 15000 Livingston Rd., Naples, 239-252-4000 A six-acre water park located in North Collier Regional Park. Features include a water tower and slides, water-dumping buckets, water pistols, four pools, and a lazy river. Check the website for open dates throughout the year. q V AD ON PG. 35 AD ON PG. 41 AREA SIGHTSEEING Naples Pier

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