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the Big Cypress Swamp. Learn the eco system and history of early inhabitants and settlers of this mysteri-ous land. 239- 394- 7699 . EVERGLADES EXCURSIONS - Don't just visit the Everglades... see the real Everglades. Includes airboat ride. Full or Half day excursions. 239- 262- 7300 . ISLAND HOPPERS - Helicopter sightseeing tours from Marco Island Executive airport for up to 3 passengers. See Marco Island, Rookery Bay and the Everglades as you've never seen them before! 239- 207- 4100. . JUNGLE ERV'S - Small airboat tours in the heart of the Everglades near Everglades City. Ticket headquarters and visitor center on US41 just ½ mile west of SR29, look for the cell phone tower down the small driveway. 1- 877- 695- 2820 . MARCO TROLLEY - Orange & Blue Line, 90 minute tour with 10 stops on Marco and Good-land. Tickets allow all day boarding privileges. 239- 262- 7300 . SEGWAY OF NAPLES - 1 ½ hour guided tour of downtown Naples operating your own Segway Personal Transporter. Tours depart daily 9am, 12pm and 2: 30pm, from Experience Naples, 1010 6th Avenue South, Naples. 239- 262- 7300 HAIR BRAIDING . HAIR BRAIDING BY KNOT HEAD - Tropical hair braiding: many styles of corn rows, hair wraps, island braids & rainbow braids. Call Heidi or John at 239- 642- 1414 PARKS & PRESERVES . BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE - Over 700,000 acres of cypress swamp and sawgrass prairie which is home to many endangered bird species and the Florida panther - 45 minutes from Marco. ( 239) 695- 4111 . COLLIER- SEMINOLE STATE PARK - 7,200 acre wilderness preserve. Camping and RVs, canoe rentals, guided canoe tours Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, boat ramp, guided night hikes, 6.5 mile hiking trail, self guided nature trail on board-walk and interpretive Center. 20200 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples. Take San Marco Road to US41, take right towards Miami and its on your right - 15 minutes from Marco. Map2 ( 17N) 239- 394- 3397 . CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY - National Audubon Society owned 11,000 acre nature pre-serve. 2 ¼ mile boardwalk through primeval swamp & virgin cypress stand. See wildlife - alligators, birds ( nesting wood storks) etc at close quarters. Wheelchair accessible. Take SR951 to Immokalee Rd and head east - about 40 minutes from Marco. 239- 348- 9151 . DING DARLING NATURE RESERVE - See rare birds up close without even leaving your car! It's about 90 minutes from Marco on Captiva Island but it's worth the drive. Take exit 131 from I75 and follow signs for Sanibel and Captiva. . EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK - The third largest national park in the US. The closest visitor center to Marco is in Everglades City, where there are boat tours, orientation fi lms and camping - 45 minutes from Marco. Map3 ( 24Q) ( 800) 445- 7724 . FAKAHATCHEE STRAND STATE PRESERVE - 2,000 foot long boardwalk and hiking trail through virgin cypress in the major drainage slough of southwestern Big Cypress Swamp. Nesting bald eagles are visible from boardwalk. US 41 just before turn off for Ever-glades City - 25 minutes from Marco. Map3 ( 22Q) 239- 695- 4593 . T HE CONSERVANCY'S NAPLES NATURE CENTER - Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, The Conservancy Museum of Natural History, Nature Store, 45- minute guided boat tours, guided trail walks, canoe & kayak rentals. 14th Avenue North, off Goodlette- Frank Road, Naples - 35 minutes from Marco. Map2 ( 13J) 239- 262- 0304 . KORESHAN STATE HISTORIC SITE - Guided walks at site where Cyrus Reed started a religious community. Also boating, fi shing, picnicing, and nature study. US41 at Corkscrew Rd - 50 minutes from Marco. 239- 992- 0311 . FRANK MACKLE COMMUNITY PARK - Walk-ing, biking, playground, picnic area, soccer, bocce courts, shuffl eboard, and indoor games room. New kids' spray park & two dog parks. Andalusia Terrace, ( off S. Heathwood). Map1 ( 7D) 239- 642- 0575 . ROOKERY BAY ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER - This facility offers hands- on exhibits and live specimens of the plants and animals that inhabit Rookery Bay, the 110,000 acres of pristine man-grove forest area just north of Marco. 300 Tower Road, off 951, just south of SR41. 20 minutes from Marco. Map 2 ( 17M) 239- 417- 6310 PLACES TO GO . CORAL CAY ADVENTURE GOLF - Two 18 hole courses, also offers infl atable rentals. Open 7 days 10am- 11pm. 2205 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples - 30 minutes from Marco. See coupon on page 130. Map2 ( 14K) 239- 793- 4999 . MUSEUM AT OLDE MARCO & THE MUSEUM AT THE BOARD OF REALTORS - Provide a glimpse into the exciting past of our area. Olde Marco Museum is free and open for self guided tour 7am- 7pm 7 days on the second fl oor of The Shops of Olde Marco, on Palm St. Map1 ( 2C), The Board of Realtors is located on Bald Eagle Dr., just north of the San Marco Rd. intersection. Map1 ( 6D). . NAPLES ZOO - 52- acre botanical garden founded in 1919 with animals from apes to zebras including the big cats. Presentations throughout the day and a boat cruise through islands of monkeys. Allow a half day to tour zoo. 1590 Goodlette- Frank Rd. Naples - 35 minutes from Marco. Map2 ( 13J) 239- 262- 5409 . NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN - A unique 90 acre sanctuary with several different eco- systems. The Preserve's giant pines and ancient cypress, unspoiled marshes and twisted mangroves provide vital habitat for hundreds of species of animals from bald eagles to otters and tree frogs to gopher tortoises. 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples. 20 minutes from Marco - US41 North towards Naples, turn left on Thomas-son. Map2( K15). 239- 643- 7275