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“Excellent suprise”

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.
Seattle, Washington
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Excellent suprise”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stopped here to get a taste for the area and it's history. Got exactly that. The building of the Tamiami Trail was the highlight. It's construction and the early tycoons and settlers were all on display. Well worth the stop.

Visited April 2014
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Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Stopped in to see what this was about. I expected a typical tourist trap kind of thing. Surprisingly it is a very nicely presented history of the development everglades, the opening of the road from Miami to the west coast, and Everglade City. Mostly a static display with maps, photos and essays. It will take about 30 to 45 minutes to read through all the information but worth the stop.

Visited March 2014
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whitstable, united kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Museum of the Everglades”
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Nice little Museum, friendly staff. Something to while away an hour or so. Signs and direction could be clearer - just a small point.

Visited March 2014
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CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Glimpse into the past”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

This is a quaint local history museum that provides a really good overview to the heyday of Everglades City and making of the Tamiami Trail. We really enjoyed it!

Visited March 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Lot of History Here!”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We enjoyed this while in the "Glades". My wife usually does not like these, but we learned a lot in a short amount of time.

It's worth the stop in.

Visited April 2013
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