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Southwest Florida Museum of History
Ranked #24 of 112 things to do in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Covers a very wide range of topics from paleontology to railroads which is both a strength and weakness. While it has something for everyone it does not allow much depth in any one area. Bonus is duel admission into the nearby Imaginarium Hands On Science Center which makes this ticket a good value for people traveling with kids. It had decent interpretive aides ranging from hand held wands to videos. The wands let you punch in a number of anything of interest allowing you to customize your tour. Best part for me was a Pullman car that was a real delight.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Worth going to”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

I would of not gone if I did not have a groupon. It was defintley worth learning about the history of Fort Myers. I would go back.

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Estero, Florida
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265 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Nice Day Trip - Interesting Collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

We found the visit to this museum to be worthwhile ... very good experience, especially if you have an interest in the history of the Fort Myers, FL area. A nice collection of photo - relics - antiques, etc. - even an old train luxury private coach car. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful answering questions. Entry fee is quite inexpensive ... a nice 1-2 hr day trip

Visited October 2012
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Tallahassee, Florida
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96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Interesting museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

I went here when I first arrived in Ft. Myers to get a sense of the areas, history. It was great. Nice, self guided audio tour. Most things are indoors which is great for the summer-fall weather.

Visited September 2012
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Fort Myers, FL
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148 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“GREAT WAY TO VIEW EARLY FLORIDA”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Spent a few hours walking through the museum and got a great appreciation of the early days of Florida. The museum was very educational but the highlight was the walk through the railway car. It was very easy to pretend that you were a passanger during the time and what it may have actually felt like.

Visited September 2012
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