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Museum of the Everglades
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Owner description: Escape Naples' dazzling pace of development for a day and spend a lazy afternoon exploring the history of nearby Everglades City. Once accessible only by boat, this remote frontier trading town took an ambitious new turn in 1923 as the hub of Barron Collier's personal Southwest Florida real estate empire - with a population of fewer than twelve families. First opened in 1927 as a commercial laundry, today's Museum of the Everglades dates back to a time when construction of the famous Tamiami Trail was well underway and the tiny settlement of Everglades served as the first County seat. The museum's permanent and rotating exhibits provide visitors with an in-depth look at over 2,000 years of human history in the area and tell the story of those adventurous enough - and stubborn enough - to settle Southwest Florida's lush "River of Grass." Faithfully restored to its original, 1920s Collier-era appearance, the museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located 35 miles east of downtown Naples.
The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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“Go see (and enjoy) this museum!”
Reviewed December 27, 2011

Have visited several times now. LOVE IT !
If you want to learn about Everglades history ... go there!

Visited December 2011
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Centerville, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
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“Great little museum”
Reviewed December 8, 2011

If you want to learn a little about the local history here this is the place to go. For a small museum there is a lot of information, all very well presented. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

Visited December 2011
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Naples, Florida
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4 reviews
“Beautiful little museum in a unique little town”
Reviewed December 4, 2011

This is a beautiful little place, with exhibits that change periodically and show lots of the beauty of the Everglades and history of the area. It's definitely worth a visit!

Visited September 2011
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Hartford, CT
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice Place with Good exhibits”
Reviewed November 30, 2011

We really enjoyed Everglades City and learned alot about the area from this little museum. It is free (with a donation box) and definitely worth a stop.

Visited November 2011
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't miss...”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Great videos. Very interesting exhibits. Loved the photos on exhibit.

Visited November 2011
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