Naples Nature Center
Lonely Planet review for Naples Nature Center
Already one of Florida's premier nature-conservancy and -advocacy nonprofits, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is completing a $20-million renovation to create a LEED-certified campus that will make it an ecological leader. Its new Discovery Center will immerse visitors in southwest Florida environments, from swamp to Gulf, and two-way mirrors will allow a rare peek into the avian nursery, where over 2000 injured wild birds are rehabilitated annually. With its permanent collection of raptors, animal presentations, films and naturalist-run boat rides, it's a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Florida's environment and its preservation. Call to confirm hours, which may vary until construction is completed.