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Museum of the Everglades

105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-0008
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Very Worthwhile👌

Now owned by the County, this small museum is very well done. We enjoyed the exhibits, giving us a... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
dandyrick
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Orlando, Florida
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Small but informative

Gives a nice summary of history of the area with a few short videos, artifacts, photos and written... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
happygirl57_11
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Seattle
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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.
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“tamiami trail” (29 reviews)
“local history” (26 reviews)
“collier county” (18 reviews)
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105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Now owned by the County, this small museum is very well done. We enjoyed the exhibits, giving us a sense of the history of this remote outpost, the jumping off spot for construction of Alligator Alley construction from there to Miami. Fascinating to learn how...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Gives a nice summary of history of the area with a few short videos, artifacts, photos and written descriptions. Easy to go through in 30 minutes

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Our 12 year old and his three friends loved it too! We walked around enjoying the displays and history.

Thank Tia D
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

My second visit in January 2018. Like the rest of Everglades City, the museum took a hit from Hurricane Irma but, like the rest of Everglades City, they are bouncing back. The history of this fascinating area is still there for you to see, the...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum in January. Had a personal tour by the manager. Just getting the museum back on it’s feet after Irma. This is a great local museum that could use your support. Just visit and see!

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We stopped in at this museum to learn about the area and we were not disappointed. Though they were closed and recovering from the hurricane devastation, the friendly staff let us in to hear the video and read the information around the room. A great...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This museum gives a short introduction about the Everglades and the nationalpark itself. As it is for free it is worth a visit and is run by a friendly staff.

1  Thank domilon94
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This lovely museum is located in a town that we now refer to as "old Florida". Everglades City is in Collier County, FL. It's coastal location in the 10,000 islands, Big Cypress Swamp and on the edge of the Everglades has shielded it from the...More

1  Thank Susan T
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after mangrove airboat tour. There were several exhibits and some videos. The curator gave info on Everglades City restaurants and a magnet and pencil to my grandson

Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Free and great information. Videos are awesome - we learned so much about the local history. Guide was very informative.

Thank Virginia D
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SoloTravelGal2011
3 March 2015|
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Response from CollierMuseums | Property representative |
The Museum of the Everglades is open Mon - Sat 9 am to 4 pm. I hope you enjoy your visit.
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Joyrak
27 January 2015|
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Response from CollierMuseums | Property representative |
All 5 Collier County Museums are free of charge. Enjoy your visit!
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