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Cat Depot (Sarasota)
Ranked #1 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Owner description: Cat Depot is a no-kill, free-roaming rescue, adoption and education center in Sarasota, Florida. Cat Depot gives... more » Owner description: Cat Depot is a no-kill, free-roaming rescue, adoption and education center in Sarasota, Florida. Cat Depot gives individualized care for cats and kittens until they are adopted and we treat every cat with humane kindness, love and care. We believe in enforcing and protecting the rights of animals and educating and supporting the public in matters of feline care and behavior. Cat Depot is open 7 days a week and we welcome and encourage visitors from all over the world to come and spend time with our kitties. Even if you aren't ready to adopt, the cats still benefit from socializing with visitors and stand a better chance at getting adopted if they are comfortable around people. « less
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The Ringling (Sarasota)
Ranked #2 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Art Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling. It is home to a Museum of... more » Owner description: The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling. It is home to a Museum of Art, the historic Ca' d'Zan Mansion, Bayfront Gardens, an Art Library, the Circus Museums and the Historic Asolo Theater. « less
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Ranked #3 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: I'm a USPTA Certified Elite Tennis Professional and offer a variety of tennis teaching services on Marco Island in sunny... more » Owner description: I'm a USPTA Certified Elite Tennis Professional and offer a variety of tennis teaching services on Marco Island in sunny Southwest Florida. Tennis Services at the Hilton Beach Resort and Spa are available for both Hilton guests and non-guests. It's always fun in the sun with Island Tennis! For more information please call or see the website. Reservations required. « less
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Ranked #4 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: This Private / Resort Golf Course features an 18-hole, par 72, 6,907-yard championship layout with driving range, practice... more » Owner description: This Private / Resort Golf Course features an 18-hole, par 72, 6,907-yard championship layout with driving range, practice area and beautiful views of the course from the clubhouse veranda. « less
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Ranked #5 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Theaters; Performances
Owner description: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida's premier professional theatre, is one of the most important cultural forces in the... more » Owner description: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida's premier professional theatre, is one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. A center for theatrical excellence, Asolo Rep stages up to fifteen productions every season, spanning a diverse repertoire of newly commissioned plays, bold reinterpretations of contemporary and classical works, and provocative new musical theatre experiences. « less
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Ranked #6 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Naples Botanical Garden is closed for construction Monday, June 2 - Wednesday, October 22, 2014, with our public grand... more » Owner description: Naples Botanical Garden is closed for construction Monday, June 2 - Wednesday, October 22, 2014, with our public grand opening tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 23. For more information on this closure, our new building and our new gardens, please visit our website. « less
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Ca d'Zan Mansion (Sarasota)
Ranked #7 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Sites

Ca d' Zan is one of many things travelers can visit when buying general admission to the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art.  It cannot be visited without tickets to the... more »

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Ranked #8 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Movie Theaters
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Sanibel Public Library (Sanibel Island)
Ranked #9 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Libraries
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Ranked #10 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Owner description: June / Oct We are closed on mon. Tue. & Wed. Off season All tours are done by appointment ,please call ahead. We are closed... more » Owner description: June / Oct We are closed on mon. Tue. & Wed. Off season All tours are done by appointment ,please call ahead. We are closed to the public on days that we have events planned elsewhere. On Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun. We have a tour at 11:00am. The last Sat of each mo. We are closed for educational seminars. You may also visit our page on face book. The tours last approximately 2 hr. Please wear comfortable shoes ,sunscreen & bug spray. We are in corkscrew swamp . We have 2 mi of walking trails with flora , fauna birds ,bees & butterflies ! Enjoy your day « less
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Davey Dee's Charters (Cape Coral)
Ranked #11 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
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Ranked #12 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Gardens; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
A sprawling botanical garden.
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Ranked #13 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
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Sarasota Opera (Sarasota)
Ranked #14 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Operas
Owner description: Sarasota Opera continues to distinguish itself as one of the opera opera companies in the world. Season after season,... more » Owner description: Sarasota Opera continues to distinguish itself as one of the opera opera companies in the world. Season after season, Sarasota Opera presents world-class musicians and performances in the striking 1,119 seat Mediterranean style Sarasota Opera house. The fall season consists of one opera performed in October-November followed by the four opera Winter Opera Festival that runs all of February and March. Each season brings a mixture of classic favorites and rarely heard gems. All performances have simultaneous English translations above the stage and opera goers are encouraged to dress as they feel comfortable: suits and ties mix with khaki and jeans. Tickets start at only $19!! Come and experience the magic that is Sarasota Opera! « less
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Ranked #15 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #16 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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The Painted Conch (Cape Coral)
Ranked #17 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
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Ranked #18 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Beaches
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Mackle Park (Marco Island)
Ranked #19 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Parks
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Ranked #20 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
Owner description: Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the... more » Owner description: Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Estates Museum. The newly restored buildings include the Edison Main House, Guest House, and Caretaker’s House and the Ford House. The 1929 historic landscape is throughout the property including the award winning Moonlight Garden. The Estates Museum has hundreds of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits. « less
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Ranked #21 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
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Boca Grande Beach (Boca Grande)
Ranked #22 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Beaches
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Sailor Circus (Sarasota)
Ranked #23 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Performances
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Ranked #24 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Theaters
Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre in the heart of the Fort Myers River District.
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Whitney's Bait and Tackle (Sanibel Island)
Ranked #25 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
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Lakes Regional Park (Fort Myers)
Ranked #26 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Parks
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Ranked #27 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: State Parks
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Ranked #28 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Owner description: Naples ONLY indoor gun range. Fully air conditioned and well lit! 8 pistol caliber only lanes that are 50' in length. Also... more » Owner description: Naples ONLY indoor gun range. Fully air conditioned and well lit! 8 pistol caliber only lanes that are 50' in length. Also have simulator room-real adrenaline rush and great training tool. Classes and one on one instruction available for extra cost. We have everything that you would need to shoot, including a large selection of rental guns. « less
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Ranked #29 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: State Parks
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Ranked #30 of 399 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: This 11,000-acre wetland preserve contains a diversity of wildlife, including birds, alligators, whitetail deer and Florida... more » Owner description: This 11,000-acre wetland preserve contains a diversity of wildlife, including birds, alligators, whitetail deer and Florida black bears. « less
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