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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.

Artis-Naples

5833 Pelican Bay Blvd.
Naples, FL 34108

Home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, Artis-Naples is Southwest Florida's premier arts and cultural destination with more than 300 con...

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Philharmonic Center for the Arts

The Lady From Haiti

110 10th Street N.
Naples, FL 34102

An eclectic collection of Haitian and Caribbean art and gifts including geckos, funky jewelry and original Haitian paintings.

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Naples Art Association

585 Park St.
Naples, FL 34102

The mission of The Naples Art Association is to promote and advance education, interest and participation in the visual arts by providing unique oppor...

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Festival goers enjoy strolling down 5th Avenue in January and March.

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