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Mound Key Archeological State Park

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Surprisingly Good

We went not expecting much - but the history of this place was pretty amazing. The home and... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
Maudlinberry
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Louisville
Very important historical site of florida

125 acre island is accessible by water only. Many won't know about the Calusa and their part in... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
jim p
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Mound Key, Estero, FL 33928
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

We went not expecting much - but the history of this place was pretty amazing. The home and gardens, the mound and the cult ties all made for a good story. The tour guide was fun and kept everyone interested - even the teen girls....More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

125 acre island is accessible by water only. Many won't know about the Calusa and their part in the Spanish conquest of the area. This is where it happened. The trail is about 30 feet up at one point. Hurricane Irma did make a mess...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

You can take a kayak or even a boat with a shallow draft to here and spend a couple hours exploring and having lunch. The island has no facilities so you need to bring food and plenty of fluids. There are a couple raccoons that...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

I've been coming to SW Florida for almost 40 years and have been fascinated with the history of the Calusa Indians, who once called this area their home for well over a millennia. That wasn't always the case. Before my first trip to Florida I'd...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2017

This is a fascinating historical and archeological Calusa Indian site that dates back more than 800 years. These Indians used mounds of discarded seashells as building sites. These mounds have since been built on but have been exposed and the first cottage in the area...More

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