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“A wonderful, small museum”

Marco Island Historical Museum
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Owner description: Long famous for its Key Marco Cat- one of the most remarkable and influential discoveries in North American archaeology- the new Marco Island Historical Museum explores Southwest Florida's Calusa Indians and bring this vanished civilization to life with informative displays and an exciting recreated village scene. Temporary and traveling exhibits trace the settlement of this subtropical island paradise from its early pioneer roots as a fishing village, pineapple plantation and clam cannery, through its explosive growth and development in the 1960s by the Miami-based Deltona Corporation.
Reviewed May 11, 2012

I am biased about this attraction since Marco is my home. To my way of thinking, they have done a great job in putting this together.

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Reviewed May 6, 2012

This museum was great in giving us an insight into the early history of the island. It is quite new and there are still some rooms that are not fully finished. We found the painting exhibition of rather less interest than the indian artifacts and the history of the development of the island. The gift shop is good with some excellent value souvenirs. It is a pity that the museum is not better publicised as it would, I am sure, have more visitors.

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Reviewed April 17, 2012

Want to see what Marco Island was back when it was just someone's bright idea? Want to know more about the native peoples who left their mark? Visit this beautiful little gem, the marco island Historical Museum. Great gift store too!

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Reviewed April 15, 2012

The planners went all out on making this museum authentic and unique. I hope that they are able to promote it so that locals as well as visitors can enjoy events and programming.

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Reviewed March 11, 2012

This is a must-see for all visitors to Marco Island. The volunteers are top-notch, and the displays are excellent.

Thank Manatee36
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