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Babcock Ranch Preserve

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Wonderful place to have an awesome lunch. Heard dinner and entertainment was even better. Lunch was superb! From the specialty soup, salad, Rueben with an egg on top, skirt... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fran W
Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to have an awesome lunch. Heard dinner and entertainment was even better. Lunch was superb! From the specialty soup, salad, Rueben with an egg on top, skirt steak, appetizers, etc. it was delicious. Chef did an excellent job of creating a gastronomical experience par none! Wait staff was and is very entertaining and friendly. Decor is fitting to... More 

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Naples, Florida
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66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

A few model homes and lots available for new home building. They are in the early building stage. It was a shorter drive to shopping etc than I thought it would be so good location.

Thank P W
Middlebury, CT
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

A self-contained gone green Eco community development in very early stages. "Downtown" will feature its own Charter School. Large lake with water sports and Eco tours. Recommend visiting during week as weekends are crowded. Good restaurant on site for lunch. Some home sites are quite a distance from central development. Open house very disappointing. Too long a wait for tour... More 

1 Thank Ray S
Olathe, Kansas
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321 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We found this on Trip Advisor and thought we would give it a try. What a pleasant experience. Spending 90+ minutes in an open air school bus may not seem like a comfortable way to spend time but it will fly by enjoyably and quickly. Plenty of deer, birds alligators and several other surprises (have you ever petted an alligator?),... More 

Thank Bob S
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We took this trip last year and its interesting. We saw gators and actually touched a small one that was held by our driver. They had a panther on display and many walking trails. We boarded an open truck to go around the property.

Thank GiGi Q
Punta Gorda, Florida
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99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A ride in the woods on an old school bus with no windows. We saw some animals, but nothing that I haven't seen in the back yard of my condo. The stuffed cow with a third horn didn't impress me much either. Take water – it costs $3.

2 Thank Jennie P
Estero, Florida
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234 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Hop on the bus, Gus! You have the chance to see Florida´s great wildlife including Osceola, the Florida Panther, lots of gators, birds and a part of the old Florida trail. Nice place and great tour guides. Kiss a gator (if you want)!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

One of the better / must see tours in the area. They take you by an old school bus through the woods,. See lots of animals and very old Florida. They have a snack bar for lunch.

Thank retiredguy43
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We took our friends out on the bus tour (with 4 small kids) and had a great time. It was very informative and the kids thought all of the animals were very cool. It is a nice little trip, which takes you into places you didn't really know much about here in SW Florida. They always have great deals on... More 

Thank Amanda T
Venice, Florida, United States
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134 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

The range is a good place for 200 yd rifle and 20 yard pistol. If your new to the range ask about the shooting rules. You will get an ear full if you cross the orange line after cold range is called. Watch out for young guys trying to show off for girl friends and old people who should not... More 

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