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Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library

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Address: 4820 Leonard St, Cape Coral, FL 33904-9151
Phone Number: 239-541-8704
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This is one of the best military museums I have ever seen...even better than the Smithsonian in DC. This little place is so chock full of war time stuff its amazing. It is clean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Long Island
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the best military museums I have ever seen...even better than the Smithsonian in DC. This little place is so chock full of war time stuff its amazing. It is clean and arranged so neatly, it beams with respect for every soldier who every served our Nation. Don't miss it....a real treat....and it will bring you to... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

did not know cape had a military museum;one of my golfing buddies told me about it; went over to museum; really impressed with size since in and old grocery store;this museum has so much military history and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable;; will recommend to all my friends and snow birds coming down;

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum without many expectations. I had been to a number of such "museums" which were rather limited in what they had to offer. This one was different. It is located in a former food supermarket. That can give you an indication of its size. It is filled with memorabilia, displays, models, depictions, etc. from every conflict from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful find - so much to see with lots of information. Staff so friendly and helpful and knowlegeable. So many historical interesting things to look at. A great place to visit

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Fort Myers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is very large and very nicely organized. We had a guide, Jim who was very knowledgeable. He conducted the tour of Buckingham Air Field over Memorial Day weekend, was a collector and a historian. There were many displays starting with the Revolutionary War up to the current conflicts. The Iwo Jima film regarding Cape Coral was very informative.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a historian you have to visit this place . Very personalized donated items in the museum.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Moved to Cape Coral last year and looked for something different to do and I found it in this place! Wow there was so many interesting things to see and learn about the brave men and women who made the wonderful freedoms we have possible! And they don't even charge admission so made sure I left a donation! Thanks to... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This museum is in downtown Cape Coral (near Dr. Mel Youngs chiropractic office and a very nice Rib City). Admission is free, but if you go, please consider dropping a few dollars in the donation box. I was surprised at how big this place is, and how many articles of history have been donated for display. The gift shop has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

There have all the stuff laid out for war with lots of stuff to examine and check out.It takes several hours to go through everything. Many things to view and ponder over.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

It's ok. There was some interesting things to look at. Some areas are set up with mannequins..which is cute. When I went it was free. I read it still is. Nothing to do on a rainy afternoon, check it out. Thank you for your service!

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