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Address: 360 Mamie St., Everglades City, Florida, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
Phone Number: +1 239-695-2989
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Description: *Est in 1906 The Smallwood Store is now a museum open 7 days a week. At...
*Est in 1906 The Smallwood Store is now a museum open 7 days a week. At the Historic Smallwood Store you will learn the story of the pioneers who tamed this vast wilderness also known as "Florida's Last Frontier". Learn about the Calusa Indians and later the Seminole and Miccousukee Tribes that traded at the Trading Post. Visit the Tigertail gift shop located inside the Smallwood Store Museum. You will find books & DVD's related to Southwest Florida History, authentic Seminole crafts & carvings, artwork & photography from local artist, alligator heads, t-shirts and much more.
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Great place!!! Definitely worth the drive. The admission was $5 per adult which seems reasonable. The owner was very friendly, he explained a little bit of the history of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great place!!! Definitely worth the drive. The admission was $5 per adult which seems reasonable. The owner was very friendly, he explained a little bit of the history of the store and its original owner. Inside its FULL of treasures from the past, everyone in my family was fascinated with the things we saw. The sea breeze and the gorgeous... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My family visits Everglade City, quite often. This unique antiquity is still a favorite to visit with first time visitors. It is a museum of another time, and shows what was available, and what they had to go through to get it. I selected a date from the scale as it is closest to the last visit. If there have... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

a historical old trading post. Museum is well presented, lots of original artifacts. Very interesting place. worth the drive! The guide was also very good, and provided a lot of good local info, lore and history.

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Dunwoody, Georgia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This general store is worth the trip to see if you are going to be in the area for an airboat tour. When you drive out there you will think you are in the wrong place or they are joking about this being an attraction. But they aren't. It is like entering the store sometime in the middle of the... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is the real deal to learn about the history of this part of Florida. It is a huge "Treasure Chest" of artifacts from the last hundred years or so... Very interesting way to enjoy a few hours on a hot or raining day.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This old trading post is a throwback to the early 1900s. It houses an interesting collection mostly left in it's original condition when it closed as a store in 1979. Worth an hour if you have the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Know this; maybe it is called a store but, it is a museum, and you will wish you could buy the amazing antiques that fill this place. As you walk through the Smallwood Store, the history, the stories, and the salty air will, take you back to a simpler time. I wish I could've been there! You simply must visit... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a lot of fun. Quick drive from Marco Island where we were staying. We met the great grandson of the areas most vicious gunslinger. The family still runs the store and the stories about local legends were worth the drive for us. We got some great photo ops in the store/museum which looks like American Pickers porn lol.... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you want to view original articles and hear great stories from days gone by in the Everglades, this is THE place. I loved seeing all the items used to live in the glades from the 1900's to today. The owners are descendants of the original family. Definitely worth the fee to enter to see, enjoy the water view, and... More 

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Seffner, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This actually a museum, not a place to buy stuff, although they do have a small gift shop area. The price of admission is now $5 but worth it to look at all the stuff from times gone by, giving you an appreciation of times now. No a/c, just breezes off the bay. If you chat it up with the... More 

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