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With the Paradise Coast’s natural beauty as inspiration for artists throughout the ages, it’s no surprise that the area is a haven for the arts.

Immerse yourself in culture with music and theater shows, museum exhibits, historic sites and art galleries – and let the No. 1 Small Art Town in America be your muse. Then, get to know the area's colorful and fascinating heritage. The Calusa Indians once called the region home, and later the Seminoles. Pioneer settlers built cattle ranches, while others fished, farmed and hunted in the Ten Thousand Islands. In the 1920s, wealthy Northern and Midwestern settlers vacationed on our white-sand beaches and fished. While Naples and Marco Island have seen tremendous growth and development, communities such as Everglades City, Immokalee, Chokoloskee and Ochopee still offer glimpses into the days of yesteryear.

 

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Historic Smallwood Store

360 Mamie St.
Chokoloskee, FL 34138

On the western edge of the Everglades and deep in the heart of the 10,000 Islands, Chokoloskee Island has been called one of Florida's last frontiers....

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Collier-Seminole State Park

20200 E. Tamiami Trl.
Naples, FL 34114

View an actual 'walking dredge' used in the construction of the Tamiami Trail across the Everglades in the late 1920's.  Tour unspoiled nature refuges...

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The mountain bike trail includes a variety of natural habitats. Look for panther or bear tracks on the dirt path.

Naples Backyard History

1170 3rd St. S., Suite C-111
Facing Broad AVE
Naples, FL 34102

Naples Backyard History's Old Naples Museum offers unique experiences of historic Old Naples.  Explore the museum's five exhibit rooms just two blocks...

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Collier-Seminole State Park

20200 E. Tamiami Trl.
Naples, FL 34114

View an actual 'walking dredge' used in the construction of the Tamiami Trail across the Everglades in the late 1920's.  Tour unspoiled nature refuges...

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The mountain bike trail includes a variety of natural habitats. Look for panther or bear tracks on the dirt path.