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The Florida Native Butterfly Society runs this conservatory as a home for many species from the Lepidopteran order. Hundreds of butterflies and moths are released each week and the site is a true testament to the diversity in Florida's butterfly population. The place which resembles a humid rainforest can host more than 1500 butterflies at any given time and visitors will be enchanted by the gardens in full bloom almost as much as the butterflies. Additionally, the on-site restaurant, Crêpes Café is a nice place for a bite, and if you wish to hold an event here, the space can be rented for parties, anniversaries, weddings, etc.
The Six Mile Cypress Slough is one of many preserved and pristine swamplands spread throughout southwest Florida. The highlight of the preserve is the 1.2-mile (1.9 kilometer) boardwalk, a wood-planked corridor that runs through the 2,200-acre (890 hectare) wetland, where guests can see alligators, wild boar, otters and much more. During the dry season (October to June), birds like herons and egrets flock to the flag ponds which make it a perfect place for birders. There are guided tours year-round, and self-guided tour brochures in the LEED-certified interpretive center.
Fort Myers namesake beach is the real reason why tourists from across the country flock here especially during spring break and summer. Water sports in the form of jet skiing, wave runners, para-sailing and diving along with fishing charters keep the adventurous visitors occupied, while others can dine at one of the many ocean-facing bars and cafes. Concerts and festivals are a regular occurrence at this beach which assures something exciting to people of all ages. It is also the home-base of the annual American Sand Sculpting Championship.