Visiting Fort Myers

(Fort Myers, Florida - FL, USA)

Standing alongside the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers has long been a popular tourist destination and has much to offer visitors.

Fort Myers is home to a host of sandy beaches, water sports, central parklands, historic museums and many natural wonders. Also close to Fort Myers lie the nearby islands of both Sanibel and Captiva.

Visiting Fort Myers: Places to Visit

  • Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, actively promoting native wildlife in the Fort Myers area, with nature trails and educational exhibits
  • Edison Ford Complex, once owned by both Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, with a much visited museum, where you will find an original Model T Ford and many historic phonographs
  • Imaginarium, the perfect Fort Myers attraction for families and all ages, with endless interactive displays, regular film presentations and three large aquariums, recreating a living coral reef
  • Manatee World, a seasonal opportunity to observe native wildlife and large numbers of manatees, which gather in Fort Myers' Orange River during the mild winter months, with cruises often available
  • Bowditch Point Recreational Park, just a short distance from central Fort Myers and offering the perfect place to bird watch and enjoy the native flora and fauna
  • Shell Factory, an unusual attraction located on the northern side of Fort Myers, home to the biggest collection of rare shells on the planet, numbering more than five million, also featuring alligators and marine aquariums
  • Thomas Edison Bridge, an eye-catching bridge completed in 1931 and spanning the Caloosahatchee River
  • The Burroughs Family Home, a listed building dating back to the beginning of the 20th century, now a useful Fort Myers tourism center, hosting many popular events each year
  • The Old Lee County Courthouse, one of the most historic landmarks in the whole of Fort Myers and featuring guided tours, remaining as a working center for a variety of judicial functions

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