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The Ringling (Sarasota)
Ranked #1 of 270 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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Davey Dee's Charters (Cape Coral)
Ranked #2 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
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Ranked #3 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and... more » Owner description: Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees North and 26 degrees South including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Florida. A hands-on interactive Children’s Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, walking trails and a Butterfly Garden offer educational entertainment and enjoyment for people of all ages. « less
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Ranked #4 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
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Ca d'Zan Mansion (Sarasota)
Ranked #5 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

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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Sanibel Public Library (Sanibel Island)
Ranked #6 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #7 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
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Ranked #8 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Owner description: Tour Information: Tour begins at 11:00am Thursday - Sunday Tours are by appointment only! Call or email us to schedule your... more » Owner description: Tour Information: Tour begins at 11:00am Thursday - Sunday Tours are by appointment only! Call or email us to schedule your tour. About Us: The Bird Gardens of Naples is a nonprofit organization whose sole concern is parrot welfare in captivity and conservation of wild parrots. We are an outreach and placement program which places into safe custody, parrots which are abandoned, abused, or in need of a home for any reason. Parrots are intelligent, highly social and complex beings with a life span of up to 80 years. The individual bird's best interest and well being of the present flock will determine if a parrot is accepted into the organization. We actively support networking with other parrot welfare groups, animal welfare organizations, the veterinary community, conservation organizations and the general public. Education is of the utmost importance concerning the well being of a parrot and its ability to successfully live with its human companions. What to Expect: The Bird Gardens of Naples is located in Corkscrew Swamp with a variety of flora, fauna, bees and butterflies. Tours last approximately two hours with several miles of walking trails. You will have the opportunity to see, learn, and interact with 200+ birds from origins around the world. If weather allows, groups can enter our large macaw aviary with opportunities to take photos and hold birds. Please wear comfortable shoes and don't forget your sunscreen and bug spray. We do not charge a fee for our tours, but donations are greatly appreciated and go along way to help keep the birds happy and healthy. « less
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Ranked #9 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Performances; Theaters & Stadiums
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. This theatre's rotating schedule allows for five different plays to be performed on the same weekend! For details on performances, show times, tickets, play descriptions, and seat selection call our box office or visit our website! « less
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Ranked #10 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Gardens; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
A sprawling botanical garden.
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Ranked #12 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
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Ranked #13 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Cultural
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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Lakes Regional Park (Fort Myers)
Ranked #14 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #16 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #17 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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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Ranked #18 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
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Artis-Naples (Naples)
Ranked #19 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Art Museums; Performances; Museums
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Ranked #20 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Barefoot Beach Preserve (Bonita Springs)
Ranked #21 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Sweet Liberty (Naples)
Ranked #22 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Tours; Cultural
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Ranked #23 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Educational Sites; Outdoors
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Ranked #24 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre in the heart of the Fort Myers River District.
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Ranked #25 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
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Venice Theatre (Venice)
Ranked #26 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
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Manasota Key Beach (Englewood)
Ranked #27 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Legacy Trail (Sarasota)
Ranked #28 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Biking Trails; Outdoors
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Naples Pier (Naples)
Ranked #29 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks

While in Naples, the Naples Pier is not to be missed! Extending way out into the Gulf of Mexico, the pier is the perfect place at all times of day.  In the afternoon, walking to... more »

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Ranked #30 of 270 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Museums
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