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Marco Island Historical Museum

180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-5028
+1 239-642-1440
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Great place to visit!

Enjoyed visiting this museum with my family. A great deal of information of how SWFlorida was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jmsch1229
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Naples, Florida
Marco Island Historical Museum

Donation fee entrance. Building is only 8 years old. Located in and near a beautiful residential... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Josephine S
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New York City, New York
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Long famous for its Key Marco Cat- one of the most remarkable and influential discoveries in North American archaeology- the new Marco Island Historical Museum explores Southwest Florida's Calusa Indians and bring this vanished civilization to life with informative displays and an exciting recreated village scene. Temporary and traveling exhibits trace the settlement of this subtropical island paradise from its early pioneer roots as a fishing village, pineapple plantation and clam cannery, through its explosive growth and development in the 1960s by the Miami-based Deltona Corporation.
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  • Average4%
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180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-5028
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+1 239-642-1440
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed visiting this museum with my family. A great deal of information of how SWFlorida was developed. From the indian years to today....high value!!!

Thank jmsch1229
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Donation fee entrance. Building is only 8 years old. Located in and near a beautiful residential area. Beautiful artifacts and history of MI! Interesting artifacts on loan from other museums. The Calusa cat will be coming this November 2018 for 2 1/2 years from the...More

1  Thank Josephine S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were greeted with a quick explanation on how the museum worked and went to do the rounds. What a great place this is! There is something for everyone, kids have interactive displays to enjoy and for the grownups there are many artifacts, stories and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local and love the Museum. They have done a great job telling the story of Marco. The Wax Village of the Kalusa Indians is great. I would take all visitors there. My Grandchildren love to go every time they visit. Don't forget...More

Thank R0berta382
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 19 years of visiting Marco Island, we stumbled upon the historical museum for our first visit....it’s definately worth a visit to understand how Marco came about with the vision of two forward thinking individuals....after visiting, we will better understand the community that IS Marco...More

Thank Stephen J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great free local museum. 4 exhibits- the first is an interactive what the visitor likes about Marco. The second is a prehistoric and very early history of the land and its people with artifacts, art and life sized recreations. The third is an echo hi...More

Thank cheryl l
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

I volunteer at the gift shop. The museum has morphed into a first class educational experience. Great place to bring children. Make sure you plan at least 1 hour to tour the attractions. This Fall the Marco Island Cat and other Calusa artifacts will be...More

1  Thank MayZKat
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

We stopped in for a little education about the history of Marco Island. Very good displays and photos from more recent history. Very nice welcome and overview from the volunteer at the entrance. Everyone went at their own pace and focused on the things that...More

Thank annarlw
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We stopped in recently on our trip to Marco Island. Well done with photos, displays, exhibits and videos on the progression of Marco Island from the early history from 5,000 years ago with the native American's to the present development. The staff was super friendly...More

Thank Alan Z
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Museum is free but they do take donations. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We enjoyed the interesting Marco Island history. Worth your time.

Thank Lisa H
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Carol2213
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free admission - donation ronly equested
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