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Speculator Attractions in Naples, Florida

By Jony Mozen


Visit us once and you'll want to live in Naples. It's true that the climate for fun in the sun, which is why our spectacular golf courses and beautiful beaches are on top of the list of favorite attractions. Just take a look around and you'll find that the Greater Naples area is loaded with interesting, educational and fascinating attractions for visitors and residents alike. There are museums, history and nature tours, a garden zoo, a family fun park and a unique sports park, classical and cultural venues as well as fun and funky diversions. Shop sophisticated stores and unique boutiques or try your luck at a gambling casino. Tour beautiful gardens and historic museums or go fishing from the pier. Attend a philharmonic event or visit a medieval fun park. Take a sightseeing cruise or just relax and enjoy some of the best dining in Florida. Naples is noted for its fine shops, galleries, restaurants and sidewalk cafes, which combine small town friendliness with big city sophistication.

A typical day in Naples could start by strolling the beach and collecting shells, followed by a bistro breakfast or a relaxing lunch downtown, which will give you time to browse for art and antiques or visit a museum in the afternoon. Head back home to freshen up and dress for a sumptuous evening meal at any of many world-class restaurants and a star-lit stroll around town or on the pier. The following day may find you visiting a nature-oriented attraction or teeing-off at one of more than 70 courses in this world-class golfing capital. The point is, you'll find a variety of historic buildings, museums, and interesting sightseeing venues, both indoors and out. Take your own walking tour at your leisure, choose a professional sightseeing excursion, or visit the dozens of attractions and activities that Naples and other areas of Collier County have to offer.

The area has fine shops, galleries, restaurants and sidewalk cafes, which combine small town friendliness with big city sophistication. Be sure to put these on your list of things to see: The narrated Naples Trolley Tours make many stops at historic sites, shopping areas and residential locations, while you listen to stories and legends about the area. Passengers can board and disembark at their pleasure at more than 100 area points of interest. Third Street South and Fifth Avenue in Old Naples is historically charming and a shopper's dream. The Mercantile Building was built in 1903, and restored Cracker cottages provide charming reminders of early Naples. The Naples Museum of Art is a beautiful 3-story structure with a glass dome conservatory and houses world-class art in 15 galleries, concentrating on American Modern and Modern Mexican genres. Philharmonic Center for the Arts is home to the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, and is the west coast home of the Miami City Ballet. It hosts more than 400 events a year from opera to Broadway shows. There is a heavy schedule from October and April, but events are hosted year around including summer children's presentations.

Students of history will find the display of ancient Indian civilizations and the rustic life of trading posts and early settlements quite interesting at the Collier County Historical Museum. The museum preserves and interprets history, archaeology and development within a 5-acre park. Discovery Cottage, a restored 1926 Naples home saved from demolition, showcases early family life. The Logging Locomotive's Steam Engine # 2, circa 1910 from the Baldwin Locomotive Works, recalls Collier's cypress-logging industry and other treasures. Palm Cottage, built in 1895, is one of the last remaining Tabbie homes formed from a mixture created by burning sand and seashells. Furnished with period pieces and photos depicting early Naples, it is now home to the Collier County Historical Society. The Everglades City Museum is a showcase of artifacts and photographs tracing human habitation in the southwest Everglades, from the ancient Calusa to Seminole Indians, settlers and entrepreneurs. The Barron G. Collier exhibit shows the transformation of a pioneer village into a modern 1920's town and depicts his promise to build a road from Tampa to Miami (Tamiami Trail) that would open the area to tourism and development. Immokalee Pioneer Museum is a 15-acre site that tells the story of cattle ranching, one of the region's oldest industries, and portrays daily life on an authentic early 20th century pioneer homestead.

Students of history will find the display of ancient Indian civilizations and the rustic life of trading posts and early settlements quite interesting at the Collier County Historical Museum. The museum preserves and interprets history, archaeology and development within a 5-acre park. Discovery Cottage, a restored 1926 Naples home saved from demolition, showcases early family life. The Logging Locomotive's Steam Engine # 2, circa 1910 from the Baldwin Locomotive Works, recalls Collier's cypress-logging industry and other treasures. Palm Cottage, built in 1895, is one of the last remaining Tabbie homes formed from a mixture created by burning sand and seashells. Furnished with period pieces and photos depicting early Naples, it is now home to the Collier County Historical Society. The Everglades City Museum is a showcase of artifacts and photographs tracing human habitation in the southwest Everglades, from the ancient Calusa to Seminole Indians, settlers and entrepreneurs. The Barron G. Collier exhibit shows the transformation of a pioneer village into a modern 1920's town and depicts his promise to build a road from Tampa to Miami (Tamiami Trail) that would open the area to tourism and development. Immokalee Pioneer Museum is a 15-acre site that tells the story of cattle ranching, one of the region's oldest industries, and portrays daily life on an authentic early 20th century pioneer homestead.

Visit Caribbean Gardens, a nationally accredited zoo with many rare, exotic animals nestled beside a long, winding path within a 52-acre jungle. Informative and entertaining presentations include animals in live action. You can go cruising past mini-islands inhabited by monkeys and apes, or visit a children's play area and much more. King Richard's Medieval Family Fun Park is a family-oriented park with the area's only permanent roller coaster, plus a water play area, and a dozen more rides for all ages. The Seminole Gaming Palace in nearby Immokalee features indoor gaming such as bingo, low-stakes poker and video gaming machines, plus a continental dining room. Florida Sports Park and birthplace of Swamp Buggy Racing and "Mile 'O Mud" oval racetrack is the home of the world's most bizarre motorsport. The park features racing every January, March and October, and also hosts other Naples sporting, cultural and social events. Naples' old Florida charm and character blend with modern, upscale style to create some of the most beautiful, master-planned communities for families and retirees. The climate, dining and shopping, cultural attractions, and beautiful beaches combine to offer a wonderful lifestyle with you in mind.




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