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Museum of the Everglades

105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-0008
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Type: Museums
Owner description: First opened in 1927 as a commercial laundry, today's Museum of the Everglades dates back to a time when construction of the famous Tamiami Trail was... more » Owner description: First opened in 1927 as a commercial laundry, today's Museum of the Everglades dates back to a time when construction of the famous Tamiami Trail was well underway and the tiny settlement of Everglades served as the first County seat. The museum's permanent and rotating exhibits provide visitors with an in-depth look at over 2,000 years of human history in the area and tell the story of those adventurous enough - and stubborn enough - to settle Southwest Florida's lush "River of Grass." Faithfully restored to its original, 1920s Collier-era appearance, the museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located 35 miles east of downtown Naples. « less
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Museum of the Everglades was surprise to find the Museum in a well restored historical building. Learned a lot about Barron Collier, Collier county and the Tamiami Trail. Though I had some knowledge of Everglades City and it's surroundings, the Museum's displays and videos help me learn more about the area. Since I volunteer at The Barnacle Sate Historical... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Been coming to Naples since 1987. Owned a home since 2010 and never visited until this month. Museum set up rivals big city museums. Curator came out and personally answered questions. She also gave us more suggestions on things to see in the area. Museum makes you appreciate what the early settlers had to overcome for us to enjoy paradise.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Lovely little museum, lots of information packed into a small space. The lady at the museum was extremely helpful. If you are in the area I recommend a visit.

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We came across this museum by accident while looking for the best airboat ride. The lady staffing was more than happy to recommend the best one to use and why, also the best restaurant & area attractions, along with a history of her family, native to the area. She was far more helpful than the chamber of commerce at the... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I stopped by this museum while waiting for my airboat tour and I am very glad I did. It was very interesting to learn more about the area and its history. The staff is very friendly as well. It is free admission with donations accepted. I would highly recommend this museum to travellers in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was with a group of 10 young adults. We had a great tour of the museum then a walking tour of Everglades City. Martha, museum assistant, showed us an interesting and anecdote-filled two hours. Quite amazing how a road and city were built in the middle of a swamp nearly 100 years ago.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great Museum - a must stop to see the past of Everglades City! It was nice to see the past of the city and how the town sticks together through generations. The artifacts were diverse and the small 5 minute movies added to the experience. Stop in for 1/2 hour to see it, plus it is free!

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Nice, short and informative! The woman at the door was filled with southern hospitality and we really enjoyed the visit. Wouldn't miss it if you are in town.

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Mostly informative by noticeboard type stands which are interesting, but lacks objects. Staff are friendly and helpful, I would suggest not a long stay visit but worth popping in.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I am a 16 year old boy and I love it here all about the history of the everglades. you can watch clip which is good for small kids and stuff to look at you must go it is so much fun.

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