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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 13 March 2018

Since my last visit a couple of years ago, I recently returned with a guest and was pleased to see that almost all or the already lovely displays have been completely re-done. There are a lot more items on display, higher quality informational plaques and just overall an even better experience. So if you haven't been here in awhile, go back! If you are looking for something to do around Marco - escaping rain or sun or just need a change of pace you need to check out the museum- I always recommend this to locals who have not visited as well as there is SO MUCH information about Marco from it's original inhabitants to the more modern "boom" era.
Nice little gift shop attached with a lot of cute reasonably priced items as well as many from local artists.
The front entry area offers a rotating display of featured artists. The fee is a donation to the museum. Wonderful, welcoming docents have been at the front desk for both of my visits.

Thank sandypantssara
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"calusa indians"
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"gift shop"
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"rainy day"
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"native americans"
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"early settlers"
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"great displays"
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"great place to learn"
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"life size"
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"recent history"
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"new section"
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"original inhabitants"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"modern history"
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This museaum is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history of the area from the first tribes to arrive to the development of the isalnd during the 60's and 70's. The staff was very helpful.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Great place to go on a rainy or cloudy day on Marco Island. This Museum is extremely well done. Great artifacts on display with well written historical backgrounder the island and surrounding area. Very interesting and well done. The museum building and grounds are also very nice and worth seeing.

Thank skpetrimoulx
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This place is so interesting, take the time to visit, and you will learn a lot about this island, it's Indian natives, the pineapple plantation past. History is so important to this islands past, a must see! And it's FREE!

Thank cojomac911
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Small but well laid out with a surprising nice little gift shop. Entrance is free but they appreciate donations. Great coverage of the last 150 Years or so. Plenty of parking.

Thank MaryandBobontheroad
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