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Marco Island Historical Museum

180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-5028
+1 239-252-1440
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Great Museum

I am glad we went to the museum while we were staying on the island. Learned a lot about this great... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
adawson809
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Caro, Michigan
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Great visit to a nice museum

Very friendly and informative staff/ lovely place to visit for an hour! Loved the exhibits. very... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
CaptainMikeGrispo
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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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180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-5028
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+1 239-252-1440
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I am glad we went to the museum while we were staying on the island. Learned a lot about this great place. Had a very nice gift shop!

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Very friendly and informative staff/ lovely place to visit for an hour! Loved the exhibits. very nice grounds.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Museum is well put together with a lot of great history about the Island. I highly recommend visiting this charming museum.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Had a nice tour and the staff was great. Interesting story of the development of the island. The Mackle family was instrumental here.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I visit the museum every summer while in Marco Island. And everyone visiting the island should stop by and learn more about the history of the island. Amazing experience.

Thank Leticia B
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We needed something for our last stormy morning on Marco Island. My 10 and 4 year-old loved the displays, which included a few interactive and interesting things. We loved the chronological history as we progressed through the exhibits to the wonderful gift shop at the...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great little museum and very well organized. We love to learn of the history of areas we are visiting and this museum does not disappoint. Very nice, professionally done exhibits. Kids may not be quite as impressed as much of the history...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Very informative and learned a lot of cool things about the area. I highly suggest visiting it if you find yourself in Marco. It's pretty small but a good way to kill 45 minutes if you want to learn a lot about the area.

Thank Micah L
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Very interesting and well presented. A great way of understanding the history of Marco. Its free, but please make a donation, as the running costs must be high. Staff are all really helpful, friendly and happy to spend time passing on their wealth of knowledge.

Thank Geoff M
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

the exhibit was well done. the staff did an excellent job in research and presentation. A must see while visiting in this charming Marco Island, Florida.

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Carol2213
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Response from jonneyboy | Reviewed this property |
free admission - donation ronly equested
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