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Collier County Museum

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Address: 3331 Tamiami Trl E, Naples, FL 34112-4901
Phone Number: +1 239-252-8476
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Nestled on five acres of native Florida landscaping, our flagship museum at...

Nestled on five acres of native Florida landscaping, our flagship museum at the County Government center in Naples offers newly created exhibits and galleries that capture the full panorama of local history. Pack a picnic and linger a while in the museum's shady backyard. Then do a little exploring on your own in our native gardens, restored Naples cottages, the archaeology lab, Seminole village or Calusa Indian camp.

Enlarged twice, the museum's main gallery offers over 10,000 square feet of new displays, plus a traveling exhibit room, lecture hall, and gift shop.

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Lots of different places to visit in one museum

An eclectic group of buildings housing historical items and kids would enjoy seeing the Seminole village and fort. Nice gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathy H
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An eclectic group of buildings housing historical items and kids would enjoy seeing the Seminole village and fort. Nice gift shop.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

It's a small museum, showing the history of the county. They have both inside and outside exhibits. Even when it's hot, the outside exhibits are on nice tree-lined walkways so your always in the shade. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The admission is free so stop by for a nice little visit.

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Thank Chief439
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This museum is in the Collier County government complex Its not huge. it takes you through the early history of Naples and Collier County. Learn about the tribes that occupied this land. how at one time Naples only accesable by boat from Ft. Myers. See pictures of Tamiami Trail when it was a dirt road. Its well done.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

With my last name of Collier, I HAD to check this place out! The museum is not large but it is VERY thorough with the history of the area from pre-historic to modern times. It was fascinating to read about the native groups through all of the years. The story of Barron Collier was outstanding! Outside the main building are... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Even saying that, it took us 1 1/2 hrs to complete. Very interesting and informative place to visit. Lots of interesting facts that we did not realise about this area and its beginnings. Inside room with a lot to see and read about and outside area with many buildings to look into and find out about the people who got... More 

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Pine Bluff, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We spent a week in the area and were delighted that we happened upon this jewel of a museum. There was a lot of historical information provided through numerous exhibits--both inside and throughout the grounds. We enjoyed the diverse exhibits. Could not believe it was free! Would definitely visit again if in the area.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Local Naples residents and we always wanted to check this out. Very happy we did! It's well put together, very informative and we learned a TON about the area we love to call home. Great job to those who support and put their time into this great museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Excellent County Museum located right off Tamiami Trail behind the County Complex. Awesome, well thought out gem that takes you step by step from pre-history with a real skeleton of a Giant Sloth to modern Naples. The displays are visually appealing and give you a great interpretation of all the milestones and important events that made Naples what it is... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This county museum and garden is actually multiple museums. There were standard galleries as well as traveling exhibits. The traveling exhibit when I was there, was about aprons through the years. There were aprons in various patterns and fabrics, including one made from handkerchiefs that was used for entertaining. There was a steam train engine, a taxidermy exhibit, a World... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

If you want a concentrated yet extensive view of Southwest Florida's history, this museum is the place to explore. Upon entering, you are greeted by a towering skeleton of a Giant Sloth in the foyer. From there, the museum offers a walk through time with a variety of dioramas, glassed-in scenes of mannequins in period costumes, and a full range... More 

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