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“Wonderful journey though the past”

Marco Island Historical Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Presents the historic narrative of Marco Island. Very informative with wonderful staff. Feel free to ask many questions as they are very helpful. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Quinn P
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"early settlers"
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"great displays"
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"great place to learn"
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a kid friendly museum with outdoor exhibits as well as indoor. A true history of Marco Island from the Callusa Indians through the development of the island. Lots of artifacts and memorabilia. You exit through a nice gift shop with something for everyone!

1  Thank Francine K
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Three periods of local history. Pre-historical native Americans, 1800’s farming and development, and 1960 to present. Nothing fancy but well presented and friendly knowledgeable docents.

Thank Charles C
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Provided a good bit of knowledge on the history of the island. Well worth a couple of hours. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank jrzj42
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Well worth the visit great history of the Island great for the whole family. Nicely priced local jewelry in the shop

Thank Andrew B
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