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“Great local museum!”

Museum of the Islands
Ranked #6 of 14 things to do in Bokeelia
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Douglasville, Georgia
1 review
“Great local museum!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Museum of the Islands in Bokeelia, FL is a great little local museum located in the original public library building and staffed entirely by volunteers. There are plenty of interesting displays and articles to engage and enlighten you on the local history and native plants and wildlife. The volunteer staff are knowledgeable and dedicated to ensuring your visit is pleasant. A brief look at the visitor's book shows guests from many places in the US and abroad. Museum of the Islands truly is a treasure.

Visited July 2014
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Huntsville, Alabama
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We always bring our friends and family here. It has lots to teach you and is run by very nice volunteers!!!!

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Connie M
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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183 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Inexpensive and interesting way to learn about Pine Island history”
Reviewed 27 February 2013

As a genealogy junkie, it is hard to pass up a little historical museum, and this one was a treat.

The Museum of the Islands is located in the former public library in what appears to be "downtown" Pine Island. The volunteers were really friendly and knowledgeable and toured us around, but you can take an audio tour if you prefer. I like the interactive question and answer portion so that worked great for me.

There was lots of local history, nature and craft exhibits when we were there, and the shell exhibit included thousands of shells, and fossils from a local archaeological site.

Inexpensive -- think it was $2.00 per person when we stopped. Easy parking in a lot by the tennis courts. Word to the wise, check the hours because they are limited.

Visited December 2012
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Learn about life on Pine Island”
Reviewed 9 January 2013 via mobile

This inexpensive ($2 admission) little museum is a nice stopping point to learn about the history of Pine Island. The friendly volunteers give you the option of walking around alone or with an audio tour, or one of them will walk around with you and chat about the exhibits while you look and ask questions. I chose the personal touch, and the volunteer was friendly and knowledgeable, so it was a pleasant 30 minutes or so while she pointed out interesting items I might have missed if just looking around on my own. Plus she added personal information about her experiences during Hurricane Charley, which passed directly over her house near Bokeelia on the northern part of the island in 2005. I enjoyed my time at this small museum - glad I saw it on Trip Advisor or I would have driven right by!

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5 Thank KathyC483
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tampa, FL
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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“great local history spot”
Reviewed 6 June 2012

A nice break from fishing, and/or bad weather. Very interesting, especially Native American history of Pine Island. Well worth the visit. Knowledgeable and friendly hosts.

Visited June 2012
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