Nature and history meet and come alive in the Southwest Florida Museum of History. Starting with the area’s first Paleolithic settlers (think 12-foot giant sloth), come see in vivid detail how the southwest Florida region was once covered in swamp and dominated by terrible dinosaurs only to make way for tenacious settlers and modern railroads. Housed in a former Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot, the Southwest Florida Museum of History is a fun way to take a trip back in time — giving visitors a historical perspective on this beautiful south Florida city.
The Southwest Florida Museum of History is located at 2031 Jackson St., Ft. Myers, Florida. Admission into the museum includes audio tour and grants you access to the Imaginarium Hands-on Science Center – a great option when travelling with kids.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (55+) and AAA members and $5 for students.