Small museum within the courthouse compound - interesting but shouldn't take more than an hour or two, maybe less, depending on whether you read every little thing.
Right when we walked in there were two volunteers to greet us and answer any questions we may have. They offered assistance on where things were located. We went here to view the Clyde Butcher photo exhibit of Cuba. The exhibit was small but very informative and of course had beautiful photographs taken by him. The exhibits change regularly so... More
Hit this museum to learn the basics of the counties history or take your time and pick up some fun more detailed info. The museum offers great special programs monthly in season and also puts together a fun and education Old Florida Days Festival. This is a little gem.
Compact; period buildings; a real train; stuff on native tribes not exterminated by General Jackson et. al. Meeting rooms and several secluded outside spots with unusual tropical flora
We thought this would be a small museum that we would see in less than an hour, we were wrong. This was much more and very informative. The museum also covers a lot of ground and is not just in one building. The only negative is that there us very little signage to indicate the location of the museum which... More
This museum is hidden in the middle of the Collier County government complex on US41 and Airport Pulling Road. The museum is in a smaller building but on a very nice expanse of property. The inside is full of the facts of southern Florida, its history and how things came about geologically. After you have looked at the displays and... More
We visited this museum because I learned that Clyde Butcher's large black and white photos of Cuba, Year of the Mountains, 2002, were currently on exhibit. He is often considered the "Ansel Adams of Florida", usually photographing the Florida Everglades, but also some other areas. The exhibit was great and I also enjoy the paragraphs next to each photo Clyde... More
We were greeted warmly upon entering the museum, and were given a brochure outlining the self-guided tour. The grounds were well kept, and exhibits were interesting. It was a bit of a dichotomy standing in the primitive Seminole Village, with the thatched roof, and hearing the noises of the bus terminal which is right outside the museum grounds. But other... More
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