Best Naples, FL Attractions

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    Baker Museum

    Part of the Artis--Naples cultural center in North Naples, The Baker Museum polishes Naples' reputation for the fine arts. The three-story,...

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    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    Nationally accredited, the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is one of the best attractions in the city. Celebrated by locals and travelers, this 52-acre park...

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    The Conservancy of Southwest Florida

    The Conservancy's Nature Center, which underwent a major up-design in recent years, comprises an indoor and outdoor complex with many facets. The Dalton...

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    Big Cypress National Preserve

    For nature lovers traveling on a budget, it doesn't get any better than the land and water trails of Big Cypress National Preserve. This behemoth freshwater...

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    Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (C'MON)

    A microcosm of Naples culture and nature in pint-sized stature, C'MON opened in 2012 in a park setting in North Naples. The Naples Trolley is the...

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    Naples Municipal Beach and Pier

    A staple in the community for more than 100 years, the Naples Fishing Pier is a must-see attraction close to the downtown goings-on around Third Street...

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    Naples Botanical Garden

    Highlights of its beautifully designed 170 acres include a Caribbean Garden with a traditional re-created chattel house, a dramatic waterfall feature with...

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    Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

    While Naples is known for its pristine beaches, the city also has flourishing wetlands such as the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - known for its ancient cypress...

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About Naples, FL Attractions

Sandwiched between the clear aqua waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the sheer wilderness of the Everglades, Naples balances its exclusive resort character and all-natural persona with a diverse range of attractions that showcases its split personality.

Most visitors first discover its beachy attractions - a number of developed parks that feature everything from a duck pond to a fishing pier. City, county and state maintain the various parks in pristine condition with all the conveniences.

Away from the beach, a children's museum and waterpark complex and a zoo appeal to families. Throughout the Naples region - which covers from Bonita Springs to Marco Island and Everglades City - four major historic museums look into the bygones of Florida's final frontier.

Before entering the deep wilderness of the Florida Everglades, Ten Thousand Islands and Big Cypress National Preserve, you can bone up on the local environment at various nature attractions. Welcome centers in the region further interpret the exotic flora and fauna. 

About Chelle Koster Walton

Chelle Koster Walton -- the Local Expert for Naples, Florida and the Caribbean -- has been covering the destination for 30 years. Her top-selling Sarasota, Sanibel Island, and Naples guidebook (Countryman Press) is in its sixth edition. She was contributing editor for Caribbean Travel & Life for 12 years and has written guidebooks on the Bahamas. A...  Read more »

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