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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…
Top Choice Theater in Fort Myers

Arcade Theatre

The 1908 Arcade Theatre is home to the Florida Repertory Theatre, one of the best regional theaters in the state. It produces popular comedies, musicals and recent Tony winners, such as The Seafarer.
Stadium in Fort Myers

Lee County Sports Complex

The Minnesota Twins ( play in Hammond Stadium at Lee County Sports Complex, just southwest of the intersection of Daniels Pkwy and Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. During the regular season, the Fort Myers Mir…
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…
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…
Cultural in Fort Myers

Edison Festival of Light

For two weeks around Edison's birthday on February 11, Fort Myers offers dozens of mostly free events including street fairs, antique-car shows, music and the best school-sponsored science fair you'll ever see. Ever…
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…
Mexican in Fort Myers

Cantina Laredo

Maybe it's the margarita talking, but this atmospheric Mexican chain does everything right: sharp service, low and romantic lighting, top-shelf tequila, Mexican beer on tap and guacamole made fresh tableside. The po…
Tapas in Fort Myers

Spirits of Bacchus

This stylish exposed-brick saloon is a favorite Fort Myers watering hole. It serves a range of fancy tapas, sandwiches and bar food, along with wine and cocktails. Nosh and slosh your way through an evening on the v…
Performing Arts in Fort Myers

Davis Art Center

This downtown performance space produces an eclectic slate of drama, children's theater, dance, music and film.