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“Delighted that we found this little gem.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Southwest Florida Museum of History

Southwest Florida Museum of History
Ranked #24 of 111 things to do in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delighted that we found this little gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

I can't understand why peaple would rate this quaint museum low. In so thankful I didn't listen to those reviewers and found a great deal through groupon. It was only $15 for our family of four and had a little bit of everything to please everyone in the family.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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242 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Small and intimate”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

This museum is very small with a limited amount of artifacts. it is interesting to learn about the history of Fort Myers from the time it was a way station on the cattle run to the city it is today. All it takes is about 90mins to 2 hours to see everything.

Visited August 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A lot of history in this small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Can't believe having lived in this area 25 years and never visited this museum. What a gem. A must whether you're a resident or tourist. They also have visiting exhibits. Presently Clyde Butcher Photography. Black and white photography. Excellent.

Visited July 2014
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Fort Myers
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Pathetic”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

For the entry fee, don't go past the gift shop. Not much in the museum area. But, I'm spoiled, having lived within spitting distance of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC

Visited June 2014
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Brooksville, Florida
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344 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Interesting Museum, Much History packed into a small space”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Wanted to see the current Clyde Butcher exhibit, but I got so absorbed in the other exhibits I almost forgot about it. A very nice overview of the Ft. Myers area since Paleolithic ages through World War II. I felt each exhibit was well thought out and put together for all ages to learn. Guests are given a wand that has a recorded tour for those who don't want to read. The museum volunteers were helpful and friendly.

Visited June 2014
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