Everglades City

The “pure Florida” of bygone days still exists in the Everglades region. Everglades City and nearby Chokoloskee Island give visitors a glimpse into Southwest Florida's past, with museums and small town charm. With Everglades National Park, the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Big Cypress National Preserve, the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Picayune Strand State Forest, Collier-Seminole State Park and the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park nearby, visitors can witness Florida’s true nature.

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    Gulf Coast Visitor Center

    The Gulf Coast Visitor Center for Everglades National Park, located in Everglades City, is located on State Road 29 in Everglades City.

  • Fall for Fun and the Naples Stone Crab Festival
    October is here and that kicks off our annual Fall for Fun season on Florida’s Paradise Coast. We’re ramping up for the start of the annual stone crab season on October 15, followed by the... Read More >
    Three Days of Local History
    Day 1: Naples For an excellent overview of the intriguing history of Florida's Paradise Coast, visit the Collier County Museum in Naples. The museum's exhibits show what the area was like more... Read More >
    Savor Fresh Local Flavors at Naples Area Restaurants
    Top restaurants across the country are beefing up their menus with wholesome locally sourced food, and Naples area restaurants are no exception. Foodies flock to nearby restaurants dining hot spots in... Read More >
    Fishing the Ten Thousand Islands
    The state of Florida, with its vast coastlines, wonderful climate and impressive fisheries, is undoubtedly the Fishing Capital of the World. The pinnacle of this fishing paradise is south of Chokolosk... Read More >
    Everglades City: Past & Present
    Claim to Fame: Annual Everglades Seafood Festival Home to the annual Everglades Seafood Festival in February each year, this small town on the edge of Florida's Everglades is known as the Stone Cr... Read More >
  • The Jewel of the Everglades
    A 6-minute video by Jay Staton and Patrick Higgins leads you through the Fakahatchee. As you explore the wonderland of the foliage and wildlife, Patrick’s narration gives a Naturalist’s overview of the Fakahatchee Preserve State Park vast landscapes.
    The Jewel of the Everglades
    A 6-minute video by Jay Staton and Patrick Higgins leads you through the Fakahatchee. As you explore the wonderland of the foliage and wildlife, Patrick’s narration gives a Naturalist’s overview of th... - 6:00 Play
    The Jewel of the Everglades
    A 6-minute video by Jay Staton and Patrick Higgins leads you through the Fakahatchee. As you explore the wonderland of the foliage and wildlife, Patrick’s narration gives a Naturalist’s overview of the Fakahatchee Preserve State Park vast landscapes.
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise.
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise. - 0:16 Play
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise.
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise.
    Big Cypress Gallery Swamp Walks
    Guided Swamp Walks Behind Big Cypress Gallery leaving every hour on the hour at Clyde's Annual Open Houses Labor Day Weekend and Presidents Day Weekend. October - March we offer Swamp Walks every Satu... - 1:29 Play
    Big Cypress Gallery Swamp Walks
    Guided Swamp Walks Behind Big Cypress Gallery leaving every hour on the hour at Clyde's Annual Open Houses Labor Day Weekend and Presidents Day Weekend. October - March we offer Swamp Walks every Saturday at 11:00 and 2:00 make your reservations at www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery.com or you can call Big Cypress Gallery and schedule a private walk any day of the week up to 12 people (239) 695-2428. You will have a guide to lead you into the The Big Cypress Swamp behind the swamp cottage at the Big Cypress Gallery which is a mysterious and secretive environment. There are not many people who brave the difficult swamps and cypress strands in order to understand the beauty and peace found in more than a million acres of swamps and land located in the Everglades eco-system of South Florida. The natural world of Big Cypress Swamp is a richly diverse wilderness of subtropical flora and fauna found nowhere else in our country.
    Collier County Museums
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Nestled on five acres of native Florida landscaping, our flagship museum at the County Government center in Naples... - 1:15 Play
    Collier County Museums
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Nestled on five acres of native Florida landscaping, our flagship museum at the County Government center in Naples offers newly created exhibits and galleries that capture the full panorama of local history. Pack a picnic and linger a while in the museum's shady backyard. Then do a little exploring on your own in our native gardens, restored Naples cottages, the archaeology lab, Seminole village or Calusa Indian camp. For more information visit: http://www.colliermuseums.com/locations/collier_museum WHERE TO GO: Toucan's World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYwiuasiwZA WHAT TO DO: Say What Charters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tuYW3yiSis WHERE TO DINE: Charlie Chiang's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T13mzKUj69s
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