Best Local Attractions 2021
31 Produce & Mining Co.
Now picking strawberries, Florida sweet onions, jalapeno papaya and much more coming in a few weeks. We have lots of fun things for the family to do from showing kids how fruit and vegetables are grown while being able to pick your own food to take home to cook. Go panning for gems and fossils and finish the day up with some ice cream while sitting on the front porch! Call for an appointment for your field trips, group tour + Birthday Parties. Cafe hours are Tuesday – Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5 – 8:30 p.m. We have a farm animal petting zoo & Tree Nursery. No admission charges and food is available for feeding. Open every day 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
18672 State Road 31, Alva
IMAG History & Science Center
Bringing inspiration to life for more than 25 years, the IMAG is a family-friendly destination with fun, interactive exhibits, aquariums, history displays, a 3D theater, and more. Engaging our guests in the exploration of science, technology, engineering, math, and history, the IMAG offers hands-on experiences, educational programs, and more that advance our appreciation and understanding of our unique Southwest Florida environment while nurturing the imagination in all of us. Its newest exhibition is A Retrospective: 30 Years of Discovery, celebrating the art and science of the Hubble Space Telescope along with its images of beauty and splendor gathered from outer space.
2000 Cranford Avenue, Fort Myers
The Shell Factory & Nature Park
The Shell Factory & Nature Park is a one of a kind educational and entertainment experience. The sought-out attraction provides a full day of fun that includes a Nature Park, eco lab, a carousel, amusement-style rides, arcade games, a zip line, four museums, live entertainment, Tommy’s Eats & Drinks (new outdoor full liquor bar), a full-service restaurant and 68,000 square feet of gift shops and much more. The venue offers guided field trips, overnight camping, birthday parties and special events to make your visit a special one. With over 400 critters and a variety of attractions including Close Encounters, it’s no surprise, that The Shell Factory & Nature Park has been a family favorite destination for more than 80 years.
16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers
Fly high at Sky Zone! Let go of gravity and grab some air on our sprawling wall-to-wall trampoline courts or conquer the tricky curved incline of the Warped Wall. Enter a jumper and exit a warrior on our state of the art Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course. Take on a variety of obstacles in a test of speed, strength, and agility to become a skillful warrior. Leap your way to victory in our Wipe Out Course as you jump over a spinning sweeper arm that attempts to knock you and your friends head over heels. Try your hand in our Free Climb Rock Wall and climb to the top of this challenging bouldering wall. Hang out in our aerial Silks to practice your acrobatic skills, swing your way across, climb to the top, or spin around and around – the options are endless. Hold on tight as you zip and soar through the park then get ready to let go and land into the foam pit. Trapeze and Swing to get some air then jump or flip into the foam pit. Sky Zone is high-flying fun for the whole family and parents can bring their littlest kids to our Toddler Zone, which is an area exclusively for toddlers to play. Take a water break at our Fuel Zone and recharge with a refreshing beverage or cheesy pizza.
14181 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste. 140, Fort Myers
Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre
The Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre will offer two new shows in the coming months. Robin Hood The Musical will be on stage on select dates from April 23 through May 21, 2021. Then, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs will be performed on select dates from July 9 through Aug. 13. This summer, the Broadway Palm will present Grease on its main stage July 1 through Aug. 14.
Broadway Palm, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Sun Splash Family Waterpark
Sun Splash Family Waterpark in Cape Coral opens for the 2021 season on March 6 – 7. Sun Splash will also be open daily March 13 – 21 for Lee County Spring Break and March 27 – 28. The 14-acre park features 3 thrilling speed slides, a lazy river, Family Pool, several open and enclosed flumes, and Pirates Cove, an interactive water play structure.
400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral