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“Sad little museum”

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.
Parry Sound, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Sad little museum”
Reviewed 30 November 2012

We weren't expecting much and that's what we got. Friendly staff, just nothing there to see. The few donated items that were given to the museum left a lot to be desired. A spoon? It wasn't even that old.
The old laundry equipment and still were about the best things there.

Visited November 2012
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 10 November 2012

very intresting i learned alot from the guides. I think we willl com back someday soon. it was fun. we were just traveling thruogh and thought that we would just go and see what ae could see.

Visited November 2012
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Stop For Learning”
Reviewed 26 October 2012

Great displays and a small gift shop. You'll learn about the everglades habitat and improvements being made. It's worth a stop also to view the waterfront area. Boat rides are also available.

Visited October 2012
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Rotonda West, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Small, But lots of Info”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Small donation are accepted, they do not charge to get in. Info on the history of the everglades city and surrounding areas. Nice place to cool off and learn some cool stuff about the area.

Visited September 2012
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Sanford, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Small place but packed with history.”
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Great little museum with a bunch of history. The personnel were very informative and helpful with suggestions for other things to see and do in Everglades City.

Visited September 2012
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