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“Great Place to visit” 5 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 52 attractions in Fort Myers
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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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: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Memphis, Tennessee
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“Great Place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Took out of town guests here and we all loved it, even in the summer heat. Beautiful grounds, great learning experience. We'll go back even without guests to entertain!

Visited August 2012
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“MUST SEE - How the wealthy lived in yesteryear”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Wonderful museum to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Possibly Florida's best collection of Banyan trees. Lots of historical and personal insights into the lives of Edison and Ford. If you're in west Florida, this is a must-see.

Also LOTS of flowers, and exquisite bougainvillea plantings.

Visited February 2013
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Conifer, Colorado
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“Wow, Incredible, Must See!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

What a beautiful place this is! The trees, flowers, plants and river view are what make this tour special. The houses have been beautifully restored and although you can't walk through them, you can look in through several open doors and see enough to get the feel for the two houses.
The fig and banyan trees are AMAZING!
We did the self guided audio tour and it took us 3 hours to make it through the garden and houses. We had to rush through the lab and museum since it was closing time so we missed out on reading a lot of the information in there. Give yourself enough time to see it all!
The cost was $20 each to see it all and I felt the price was well worth it, especially if it means keeping this place in such great condition.

Visited February 2013
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Auburn, Indiana
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“Very cool gardens”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I’m not much into seeing old historic things and some of the items in the museum were cool but not to my liking. Seeing the houses was pretty interesting but what really got me were the gardens. They had trees and plants from all over the world and they were very cool! I think they have done a very nice job with the whole layout and if you enjoy history I think you would enjoy this place. If you want to see very cool trees and plants it’s a must visit.

Visited January 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Lovely and educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Beautiful place. Knowledgable guides. Did you know early fords came with a buggy whip. Go and find out why.

Visited February 2013
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