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Review of Edison Park

Edison Park
Ranked #8 of 125 things to do in Fort Myers
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

The grounds are meticulously taken care of. They homes historical significance has been maintained well. Although you can't go in the homes they've set it up so you can easily view the life style they loved. The mature trees and view are spectacular. Worth seeing as family or couple, or even alone.

They offer guided tours or audio tours.

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

A 'Must Do' when visiting the Fort Myers area. The buildings, grounds and museum are wonderful. Try to get there early in the day as there is so much to see and do. We attended a vintage car show there in February.

3  Thank JoSmith7
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

The park includes the summer homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford on the Calusahatchee River. The houses were somewhat interesting. But you can't go inside.. which might have made the place more interesting. The most interesting aspect for me was the variety of exotic plants, trees and shrubs throughout the estates. The estate has a beautiful setting. It's worth going to and getting the audio tour.

4  Thank santarita004
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

The site emphasizes Edison and is quite a history lesson. The grounds are lovely although I was disappointed to realize that we weren't going to go into the homes as it was a bit nippy out. Instead, we had views of the interiors from the wide verandas that were sufficient. We opted not to have a tour guide because of the weather, but found the walking trail signs helpful. Several videos were playing that told Edison's story. I wished I could have stayed for the one that ran a full hour but we hadn't budgeted enough time for that. Besides the house and grounds (a separate ticket), there is the museum and labs which were extensive and shouldn't be missed. We were delighted by it all but would like to go back in better weather since half of it is out of doors!

5  Thank Jeanne N
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We were visiting Fort Myers and our friends took us to see the Edison & Ford houses in the Park after dark. Admission was $15/person but well worth the fee. Mr & Mrs. Edison,dressed in period costume, greeted us and welcomed us to their home. The entire park is decked out in beautiful seasonal lights. The houses are all trimmed with decorated trees and lights. A very beautiful holiday display well worth your visit in the evening. Recommended.

2  Thank 1Timetraveler
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