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Fort Myers

Things to Do


There is plenty to see and do in and around Fort Myers, and there are too many attractions to describe here. However, we have detailed some of the well known attractions in this section, and you can view the complete list of attractions by clicking here.

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Step back in time by visiting Thomas Edison and Henry Ford’s winter estates, the nation’s 9th most visited historic home. You can take an extended guided tour of the homes, museum, laboratory and gardens. Botanical tours are available by special request.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.

Fort Myers Historical Museum

The Fort Myers Historical Museum is housed in the former Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot on Peck Street in downtown Fort Myers. Here you will find information on early settlers of Southwest Florida including the Calusa, Paleo and Seminole Indians and an extensive artifacts collection. Exhibits include a private Pullman rail car and an authentic replica of a pioneer “cracker” house. Browse the exhibits at your own pace, or take part in a group tour.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm
Sun from noon until 4pm

IMAG History & Science Center

Touch live sea life, engineer a creation, run through a rainstorm! Your admission package to IMAG provides hours of fun and entertainment for the entire family. Offering over 60 interactive exhibits, there is fun for the entire family to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and the history of Southwest Florida. You will enjoy touching live marine animals in our Sea to See Touch Tanks; a 3,200-gallon aquarium displaying a variety of fish, including sharks; our Living Lab with turtles, a ball python, frogs, a bearded dragon, prairie dogs and more; daily LIVE! Animal Encounters; the opportunity to become a TV weather forecaster in our mini-studio; a walk through Southwest Florida in our Hall of History; a 3-D movie, and so much more! A visit to IMAG nurtures intellectual curiosity, discovery, and innovation.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
Closed Monday

Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

The Calusa Nature Center has a museum, nature trails, aviary and planetarium. Visit the museum to learn more about Southwest Florida’s natural history. There are daily programs which include educational talks about indigious animals including snakes, alligators, birds and butterflies. Visitors are able to get up close and personal to some of these creatures. Learn all about constellations, planets, star clusters and galaxies in the planetarium. Calusa’s 105 acre site has plenty of picnic areas in the grounds.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm