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Cape Coral Historical Museum

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Address: 544 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33990-1212
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+1 239-772-7037
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10:00 - 14:00
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Wed - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00

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Be a history buff

This is a better than average experience. Tells the story of how Cape Coral, now with 180,000 residents (and room for double that) came to be. The most interesting and unlikely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Pittsburgh PA
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Pittsburgh PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a better than average experience. Tells the story of how Cape Coral, now with 180,000 residents (and room for double that) came to be. The most interesting and unlikely tidbit is the 14 years of construction that the canals took. This would never be allowed to occur today with all the environmental laws in place. Has more canals... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide & historian Shaella (sp?) led us through the exhibit with expertise. We arrived an hour before closing, so might have spent more time if we had left ourselves more time. Cape Coral has a unique story and this is a great way to learn about it.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our visit consisted of watching a 20 minute video in the Cultural Park Theater, the museum's next door neighbor, followed by a tour of the grounds and the indoor museum exhibits. The video was terrific, doing a wonderful job of telling the interesting story of the Rosen Brothers, part genius, part visionaries and part super-salesmen. It's a relatively young city,... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Though very small and limited visiting hours, this a must to learn about how Cape Coral came about. It was interesting to learn how Cape Coral was planned and created by 2 brothers. The volunteer was knowledgeable and pleasant.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

New to the area and I wanted to learn all I could about the history of this canal town, seeing it is relatively a young town. There is a video explaining how Cape Coral came about. Then you are free to wander around the museum. A very informative and interesting visit. So glad I decided to stop in! Please note... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you plan on moving here stop by. Its Free...donations are nice. Ladies are full of knowledge. Lets you know why city is laid as such. Gives great beginning of the Cape and why it is known as The Coma

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Be sure and stop by this Place if you want to know what's going on Cape Coral from the inception till now... Lots to learn here and great souvenirs

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The ladies here gave a brief history of the Cape, they took my family on a walking tour, there is a video, they teach you about the burrowing owls which I find fascinating! There was no fee, and they do accept donations.

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Thank Kathy H
Griffith, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

My oldest son loves history and all boys love anything to do with soldiers! We have gone to several veteran's museum. This is one of the greatest that we have gone to. I love how the staff there answered all of our questions. We had a gentleman that walked away around with us and explained to my boys some different... More 

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Amherst, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Took my 15 yoa grandson. We both totally enjoyed ourselves. Very informaive, if you take the time to look and READ. Only thing we both would have loved if they had something to explain WHY or WHAT brought about each war. Still very enjoyable

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