Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Fort Myers

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Florida's snowbirds can be easy to mock, but not this pair. Thomas Edison built his winter home in 1885 and lived in Florida seasonally until his death in 1931. Edison's friend Henry Ford built his adjacent bungalow…
Nature Reserve in Fort Myers

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

A 2000-acre slough (pronounced 'slew'), this park is a great place to experience southwest Florida's flora and fauna. A 1.2-mile boardwalk trail is staffed by volunteers who help explain the epiphytes, cypress knees…
Wildlife Reserve in Fort Myers

Lee County Manatee Park

November through March, manatees flock up the Orange River to this warm-water discharge canal from the nearby power plant. The waterway is now a protected sanctuary, with a landscaped park and playground in addition…
Museum in Fort Myers

Southwest Florida Museum of History

Crammed with artifacts, this small museum leapfrogs from the giant sloths of the Pleistocene Era to the twisted props of downed WWII fighter jets in a veritable blink. Along the way, iron cannons and Calusa dugout c…