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Collier County Museum

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Address: 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112
Phone Number: +1 239-252-8476
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nestled on five acres of native Florida landscaping, our flagship...

Nestled on five acres of native Florida landscaping, our flagship museum at the County Government center in Naples offers newly created exhibits and galleries that capture the full panorama of local history. Pack a picnic and linger a while in the museum's shady backyard. Then do a little exploring on your own in our native gardens, restored Naples cottages, the archaeology lab, Seminole village or Calusa Indian camp.

Enlarged twice, the museum's main gallery offers over 10,000 square feet of new displays, plus a traveling exhibit room, lecture hall, and gift shop.

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Nice musuem with a little of something for everybody

Museum is larger than looks with many outside exhibits. Didn't realize a Giant Ground sloths tail was as long as it was, Nice historical exhibits

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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English first
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum is larger than looks with many outside exhibits. Didn't realize a Giant Ground sloths tail was as long as it was, Nice historical exhibits

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422 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Not much to se. Near the Court house so parking may be an issue, especially on arraignment days. Lots of pictures, but not impressed. Went there with family, not again.

Thank mrichardm
Leicestershire uk
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52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visited the Collier County Museum on our last vacation day in Naples prior to the drive back to Orlando. While it's small it contains interesting exhibits about the history of the county and has a garden trail which includes a steam train, early swamp buggy and a tank! Free to enter (although I would urge you Donate) it's well worth... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Although this museum is small it is packed with informative and interesting displays. The grounds have several items to check out after you do the inside. This is a great place to learn about the ancient history, as well as, the more recent history of the area. Also, there are going to be rainy days, and this is a wonderful... More 

Thank Harry F
Naples, Florida
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98 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great place to explore...and it's all free. Call ahead of time to see when they have lectures, as those are quite informative as well.

Thank George52_11
Cypress, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Probably only plan a half hour or so here - it is interesting but not a place to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Smrtcpa
Naples, Florida
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been attending the bi-weekly lectures and find them more and more informing. The visiting exhibits only add to the enjoyment. We have visited all five museums in the system and they are all worth the trip.

Thank JayandSam1428
Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is, indeed, paradise with tall Florida vegetation and nature all around. For a nice donation from each person, a group of 17 girlfriends had lunch in the round picnic tables in the beautiful gardens. We felt so elegant! We toured the displays and socialized. A granddaughter will be married here. We made arrangements with the office. We also enjoyed... More 

Thank Terri N
Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The museum presents the history of the area and is very well done. There is a good mix of verbiage, pictures and artifacts. The outside displays are good too. The Collier County Museum and it's nice volunteers greatly exceeded our expectations. Both parking and admission are free.

Thank ILoveVacation29
Pickering, Ontario
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165 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When I first drove up, I didn't expect much. The outside doesn't give any hint of what's inside. This museum houses artifacts and shares stories about Naples past. The displays are wonderful insights into the development of this area from the first inhabitants onwards. It includes samples of wildlife and settler life, including the native peoples that first inhabited the... More 

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