Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Naples

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#2 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Southwest Gulf Coast
Once a private garden for botanist Dr. Henry Nehrling, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens opened as a zoo in 1969. Most of the original garden plan remains, and the zoo's pathways meander through thick Caribbean foliage. The main pathway is about 1.6 km (1 mi) with exhibits lining either side. Consider purchasing a ticket for the primate cruise on the man-made lake in the center of the park. The zoo's primate inhabitants populate the islands in the middle of the lake, and a ride on the catamaran is the only way to view them. Alligator Bay is home to the American alligator species. Check presentation times at the reception area to see the beasts during their feeding time. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens by using our Naples trip itinerary planner .
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  • The pontoon ride through monkey island was relaxing and enjoyable. A few monkeys even came out to play. The driver was knowledgeable and provided a lot of information. We were able to observe an anima...  more »
  • This was our first visit to Naples Zoo. We took our grandkids and they loved it. They really liked the Educational show on reptiles. The cruise around the primates islands was awesome! Definitely a pl...  more »
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  • Smaller but great zoo. We visit every year when we see family in Fort Myers. The boat ride to see the primates is a highlight for the kids. The zoo keeper presentations are to notch and a unique feature to the zoo. Playgrounds for older and younger kids are great and well placed in the shade. The kids also enjoy feeding the giraffe, but missed the camel rides since they haven't been back after the hurricane.
  • Pricey, but very nice zoo. Lovely gardens. It was afternoon and hot. Most "critters" were sleeping, but; that was half the fun trying to find them. Make sure you read the signs. They are full of facts. The story of the tortoise was amazing. Nice souvenir store.
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