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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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A hidden gem

This little museum delighted me with its' attention to detail. Although Naples had been inhabited for a relatively short period, it has a lot of history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This little museum delighted me with its' attention to detail. Although Naples had been inhabited for a relatively short period, it has a lot of history.

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Thank Tony Penny F
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well laid out museum with interesting displays tracing the history of the area. Worth a short visit it is set in lovely surroundings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An adventure in history. Old buildings, boats, Indian settlements, dinosaur skulls, and good places to run. Kids can begin to see earlier times in Florida from interesting collections and memorabilia to spark their interest.

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Thank Katherine D
Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I planned on staying a couple of hours and ended up being there six hours. It has exhibits inside and out with space for children to run off some energy.

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Thank Ken R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautifully presented museum was filled with interesting facts and displays about how the area developed. It was easy to read and take in the ino and we all enjoyed it, from the youngest to the eldest. It was set in a lovely room - and outside the grounds were huge - a tranquil oasis in the midst of busyness!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We had pretty low expectations but were really surprised at the quality and amount of displays. We spent far more time than we thought given that there was so much to see. A fascinating insight into the development of the area and a must see if you are in the area. I hope that the local authorities continue to fund... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We have been to Naples several times but only discovered this place this year. As a free museum it was interesting and although small was worthwhile to visit. Walking through the outside area we did get a few insect bites so bug spray would be recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Thank Kathy H
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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