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Florida is famous for oranges and Sun Harvest Citrus sells a wide variety of them, including Honeybell tangelos when they're in season, both by mail order and at its "Big Green Packinghouse". You can try fresh-squeezed juice as well as other orange-related sundries at their on-site deli. For a behind-the-scenes look at the citrus industry and to see fruit squeezed into juice, free tours are offered November-April, leaving every hour.
If you want to buy a shell lamp or any other item made from mollusks to remember your Florida travels, The Shell Factory is the place to go. There are over five-million shell-type articles from toothbrushes to mirrors, but that's a small detail in the larger complex. In addition to the shell shop, visitors can see the 'nature park', which includes both live animals as well as a taxidermy room and a mini-military museum. Guests can even feed alligators in the pen as well as see exotic birds in the aviary.
Indulge yourself in the sinful pleasures of dark chocolate, as Norman Love Confections brings to you one of the largest collections of handmade delicacies in Southwest Florida. With a number of skilled artisans at work under the guidance of Mr. Love, this confectioner's shop is one of most knowledgeable in the business. They also offer wholesale purchases and gift packages; choose from a variety of chocolates with a number of flavors. The on-site coffee salon is where you can sit and chat while tasting different chocolate.