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“Horrible business practice” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-334-7419
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Ranked #2 of 54 Attractions in Fort Myers
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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“Horrible business practice”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We didn't get to go in so I am only rating customer service. Horrible! It was our last day in Ft.. Myers Beach and we called ahead to check prices. We were told there were student prices and adults were $15.00. So we drove 40 plus minutes and were told $20 + per person. No apology, just " oh, we have volunteers and sometimes they get the pricing wrong". WHAT?! When I explained what happened, we didn't even get an apology. Isn't that considered bad business practice? I tried asking the office, or a manager, but was never allowed to talk to the manager. She was in a "meeting." The woman I spoke to said she would have the manager call and she never did.

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“Go during the Holidays.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

All decked out for Christmas this is a must if you are visiting the Ft. Myers area. Learn a lot about history and understand why Edison said "There is only one Ft. Myers and 90 million people are going to find out about it."

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Tampa, Florida
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“Edison & Ford Winter Homes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I went with the family during the day and returned at night for the Christmas lights display (bring your receipt from the day for free entrance at night). I recommend seeing it in December because the houses have Christmas decorations. We went on a guided tour during the day which was about an hour long. We could only see the first floor of the houses via opened doorways and windows because of bug and water damage (several hurricanes hit this area a few years ago). Great for anyone who loves history and/or nature, there are so many beautiful plants. All the staff were very informative and friendly. In a few years they hope to have the pier fixed.

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Estero, Florida
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“'Must See' Ft Myers Day Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Highly recommend you visit this site, if you haven't already. Nice option for friends and family too. The entry fee and annual passes are resonably priced. The staff and tour guides are friendly and very informative ... the homes and story/history of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford estates are very interesting - Thomas Edison lab and museum with most of his inventions (dry cell battery, movie cameras,etc) are really exceptional. During the Christmas and Holiday period very nicely decorated.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
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“Visit during the holidays for a memorable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Amazingly beautiful sub tropical historical homes, lab, and museum. Located in Fort Myers, FL, along the shore of the Caloosahatchee River, the setting is terrific. The community organizations help decorate each year, and it's a source of pride.

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