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“Learn about the "Waterfront Wonderland" at this small museum with dedicated staff.”

Cape Coral Historical Museum
Ranked #12 of 54 things to do in Cape Coral
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Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

A veritable treasure trove about the creation of Cape Coral in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This "mail order" subdivision of 340,000 lots (yes, you read that right) was promoted like no other. The museum also has displays of life on hardscrabble Redfish Point before it was transformed with over 400 miles of man made canals. I was also interested in info in other developments by the same company and the museum curator graciously shared their files with me. Run by volunteers who clearly love this part of the state. They also have a collection of books and DVDs, etc., for sale. More of an "adult" museum than would interest children. If you're interested in Florida history this would be ideal for you.

3  Thank mibenco
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

If you have ever been to a museum in a big city (Miami, NYC, Paris...) you'd be very disappointed with this one.

2  Thank John G
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Reviewed December 24, 2011

If you are visiting Cape Coral please make a point of visiting this museum. It is tended by a wonderful Curator and her team of dedicated volunteers who have worked so hard to provide not only fascinating historical information about the origins of Cape Coral itself but also about the area. There are additional displays of military memorabilia, Indian artifacts etc etc housed in three separate buildings.There is a museum gift shop with items of local interest including the burrowing owl. Did you know that Cape Coral is the burrowing owl capital of the world. Monthly speakers local to the area provide wonderful insight and there are regular bus tours to points of historical interest all over South Florida. Hours of operation are Wed, Thurs, Sun 1pm - 4pm. www.capecoralhistoricalmuseum.org

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Reviewed November 25, 2016
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Reviewed June 25, 2015
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