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“Charming” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of the Everglades

Museum of the Everglades
105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-0008
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Owner description: Escape Naples' dazzling pace of development for a day and spend a lazy afternoon exploring the history of nearby Everglades City. Once accessible only by boat, this remote frontier trading town took an ambitious new turn in 1923 as the hub of Barron Collier's personal Southwest Florida real estate empire - with a population of fewer than twelve families. 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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

What a lovely little town Everglades City is. As others have said this museum is worth a visit, very informative. A few nice restaurants around with lovely water views and good seafood, nice to stop if in area for airboat tours.

Visited June 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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“Very informative museum- well done exhibits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This museum is free with a donation of $2 per person recommended. The exhibits are very well done and give the history of the Everglades and the Tamiami trail. It is well worth the time to find out about the area.

Visited May 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Very small but interesting. They have a video of the Everglades which is worth watching.

Visited April 2012
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Illinois
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lots of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Everglades Museum is the old laundry building that served the residents in the early years when they were building Tamiami Trail. It is full of local info.

Visited March 2012
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New Jersey
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“Charming and informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Learn a bit of the history of the Everglades in this historic Everglades City building. Admission by donation; absolutely no pressure but you're sure to enjoy it enough you'll want to leave what you can.

Visited April 2012
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