In 1894, Cyrus Teed founded a self-sufficient utopian religious community along the banks of the Estero River. The beliefs included equal rights for women and that the sun revolved inside the earth. Today the site is a park with well-preserved buildings, including the art hall and the founder's house. Most buildings are wheelchair accessible. You can also view the plants introduced to the area by the Koreshans and Mound Key, an island of shells by the Caloosa Indians. Admission is USD3.25 per vehicle. There is also a campground, picnic area, hiking and canoeing. This place is open daily from 8 PM.
2163 Hoople Street Ft. Myers, FL 33901 +1 239 634 0743
At Hoople House in Downtown Fort Myers, there is a strong emphasis on giving local bands a platform to showcase their talent. If you're looking to catch big-name performers live in concert, this is definitely not the place for you. Instead, if you want to encourage local talent and enjoy some good music in the process, you should definitely make your way over to Hoople House.
This summer eat cool ice cream and watch even cooler performances at the Cool Hand Luc's. This establishment offers an unique blend of ice-cream and fun shows; its tough to decide which of the either too makes it so popular! An all ages venue, it prides itself in staging shows that cater to the entire family and leave no one behind. Puppet shows, seminars, fun workshops, art and crafts fair and much more makes for an interesting calendar. For more details, check website or call ahead.
2031 Jackson Street Ft. Myers, FL 33901 +1 239 321 7430
After tremendous pressure from locals and newspapers, the Southwest Florida Museum of History was finally opened in 1982. Housed inside a dilapidated building inside an old depot, this museum provides visitors a deep insight into the history of Fort Myers. Collections here are centuries old and include artifacts, maps and documents used by herdsmen, settlers and fishermen. Check website for further details.
2301 First Street Ft. Myers, FL 33902 +1 239 337 1933
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located in the heart of downtown Fort Myers. Not merely a vibrant art center, this venue also has a stunning neoclassical design with impressive pillars built from coral and limestone. Art exhibitions and art walks are a regular affair however fund raisers, charity balls, private events and more can be held too. Check their website for a list of upcoming events.
Eagle Ridge Golf Club is an affordable golf course conveniently located with airport in close proximity. The course is very popular in the area with a very challenging design and a natural landscape. A range of very prominent tournaments are held here frequently. A preferred destination for organizing corporate events, thanks to the excellent hospitality and facilities here. Also featured here is a golf shop that sells all the accessories that a golfer would want, good practice facilities and a modern cafe for a quick grub.
1815 Fowler Street Ft. Myers, FL 33901 +1 239 690 2359
The Butterfly Estates is a conservatory showcases the diversity in Florida's butterfly population. The place which looks like a rainforest houses 1500 butterflies at any given point of time. Visitors to this estate are taken by its charm as the gardens are in full bloom with a variety of flowers and plants. You can enjoy a quick bite at the Flutterbies cafe and pick a gift up for someone as well.
J.C. Cruises offers a variety of tours on the scenic Caloosahatchee River. The 600-passenger paddlewheel boat called Capt. J.P. offers lunch and dinner cruises. On Wednesday and Friday, a four-hour buffet cruise sails to the Gulf, leaving at 11am. After an all-you-can-eat lunch, enjoy dancing or sunbathing. There are also sightseeing cruises on an 80-passenger boat. Reservations are required for all cruises. The boats sail from the Fort Myers Yacht Basin, at the foot of Hendry Street
The marina at the City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin has a well-marked entrance and is located on the south side of the Caloosahatchee River, between the Edison and Caloosahatchee Bridges. It offers fuel, an overnight dock, convenience store, ramp, showers, shore power, and free pump-out. The 246 slips fill up during events like the Edison Festival of Lights, so reservations are recommended. There is 10 feet of water in the channel and eight feet at some docks, with little or no current. Restaurants and hotels are nearby.
Centennial Park, located in the heart of downtown Fort Myers, is a nice place to take a break from a convention or meetings to get some fresh air and soak in the sun. The ten-acre park offers picnic areas, a river walk and playground. The park is host to concerts, craft shows and the Downtown Farmer's Market every Thursday. With the river and sunset in the backdrop, its perfect to host your wedding.
Adventures in Paradise offers daily cruises around the Sanibel and
Captiva Islands to see various ocean wildlife, such as dolphins, sea otters, manatees and more. Guests can join them for Fishing, Shelling, Dolphin Watches, Sunset Dolphin Cruises and more. ...
For anyone who has ever wondered where the "fort" in
Fort Myers was, the answer to that question and many others can be found at the Fort Myers Historical Museum. Housed in the restored Atlantic Coast Line Depot, the ...
Part of the Florida Gulf Coast University, Alico Arena has
a regulation size basketball court that doubles up as a venue for small scale functions and parties. It's ideal for graduations, concerts and small gatherings. Part of the Florida ...