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“Small but lots of FL history”

Collier County Museums
Ranked #36 of 126 things to do in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Right when we walked in there were two volunteers to greet us and answer any questions we may have. They offered assistance on where things were located. We went here to view the Clyde Butcher photo exhibit of Cuba. The exhibit was small but very informative and of course had beautiful photographs taken by him. The exhibits change regularly so make sure you check out what is being featured at the time you visit. We also decided to just peek at the rest of the museum. We enjoyed the Florida history room just as you walked in to the right. Lots of neat artifacts and information. We explored the outside a little bit but were short on time so did not see all there was to offer. This would be a fun place to take people to learn about Collier County and FL history. Best of all it was all FREE!

Thank Sunsetwinewaves
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Located in a beautiful park this museum tells the story of Florida in a very pleasant and ludic manner - don't miss the FLorida Days as it is a must go

2  Thank Anne P
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Hit this museum to learn the basics of the counties history or take your time and pick up some fun more detailed info. The museum offers great special programs monthly in season and also puts together a fun and education Old Florida Days Festival. This is a little gem.

Thank Jill W
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

Compact; period buildings; a real train; stuff on native tribes not exterminated by General Jackson et. al. Meeting rooms and several secluded outside spots with unusual tropical flora

Thank DianneWheatley
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We thought this would be a small museum that we would see in less than an hour, we were wrong. This was much more and very informative. The museum also covers a lot of ground and is not just in one building. The only negative is that there us very little signage to indicate the location of the museum which the staff said was the biggest complaint.

Thank BernieandJune
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