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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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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.

Journeyman Photo Gallery

2220 J & C Boulevard
Naples, FL 34109

Gallery owner Josh Manring showcases his acclaimed landscape, wildlife, and cultural photography that spans more than 20 years and 50 countries....

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Open House first Friday of every month

Naples Philharmonic Orchestra

Artis-Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd.
Naples, FL 34108

The Naples Philharmonic has long been recognized as one of the cornerstones of Southwest Florida's arts community and is increasingly recognized as on...

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Funky Flamingo Studio

2725 - 12th St. N.
Naples, FL 34103

Local artist Muffy Clark Gill interprets tropical motifs and Seminole Indian subjects in batik, tile and other media. By appointment.

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The Art Gallery at FGCU

Arts Complex FGCU
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965

The purpose of The Art Gallery program at Florida Gulf Coast University is to broaden the learning and cultural experiences of the university students...

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Island Theater Company

180 S. Heathwood Dr.
Marco Island, FL 34145

The Island Theater Company is a new community theatre group founded by the trio of longtime theater aficionados and Marco Islanders' Pat Berry, Jean R...

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