Does just the term "tourist attraction". cause feelings of anxiety? While there certainly are some attractions that you are better off driving on by, there are plenty of good ones too. Our Fort Myers 10Best list can help you sort the worthwhile from the worthless, ensuring only good memories are created this trip.

Centennial Park

This 8-acre riverfront park hosts a variety of community events each year, from public concerts to seasonal festivals. The park includes a fishing pier that stretches out over the Caloosahatchee River, boat access, and recreational facilities...  Read More

Ideal for the whole family, this Fort Myers museum boasts more than 60 interactive exhibits that are at once fun and educational. The Imaginarium is the type of place where you can touch a cloud, become a weatherman, brave a Florida...  Read More

Koreshan State Historic Site and Mound Key State Architectural Site
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Historians believe that this mound, accessible only by boat or canoe, was the one-time stronghold and ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians. Upon signing the guest register, visitors are free to tour the 125-acre island. Among the exhibits at...  Read More

Tropic Star

One of the best ways to explore the nearby islands is by booking a seat on one of the vessels operated by Tropic Star. Their nature-oriented cruises depart daily from Knight's Marina in Bokeelia, and offer riders the chance for...  Read More

The Cypress Slough Reserve offers visitors a chance to explore Southwest Florida's unique ecosystem from the relative safety of a raised boardwalk. There is no telling which native Floridians you'll encounter along this mile-long trail, but you...  Read More

Southwest Florida Museum of History

Located in what was once the Fort Myers depot of the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, this museum is dedicated to preserving not only the history of Fort Myers, but the whole of Southwest Florida as well. Exhibits include those that focus on the old...  Read More

Sanibel Historical Village and Museum
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Take a trip from the 1890s to the present when you visit Sanibel's Historical Village, which preserves the area's 100-plus year history. The village's museum is found in the home of the late Mr. Rutland, known to natives as "Uncle Clarence...  Read More

Seminole Gulf Railway
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Experience what it was like to travel the original railway that operated between Naples and Fort Myers. Today, the Seminole Gulf Railway runs a variety of sightseeing excursions and dinner trips from Fort Myers's Colonial Station. Day excursions...  Read More

North Fort Myers

Since 1981, ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) has been fighting world hunger with innovative ideas, information, agricultural training and seeds. Their 47-acre demonstration farm offers tours – the highlight being the Global...  Read More

Sanibel Island

CROW, which stands for Care & Rehabilitation of Wildlife, is dedicated to nursing back to health sick and wounded wildlife. At any given time, patients here will include everything from foxes and birds of prey to marine life and rodents. The...  Read More