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J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge

The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge came into existence in 1945 when President Harry S. Truman signed an Executive Order creating it as the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge. It was renamed in 1967 to honor syndicated editorial cartoonist and pioneer conservationist Jay Norwood ...

Eden Winery offers taste of the vineyard

Update: from the Eden Winery web site:EDEN VINEYARDSSouthernmost Vineyards & Winery in the U.S.A.Eden Vineyards and Winery began operating in Florida with the planting of grapes from the test vineyards of the University of Florida, IFAS, Lakeland, Fl. in 1979.In the years since, the ...

The Shell Factory & Nature Park

The Shell Factory & Nature Park2787 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, 995-2141Open every day: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Offers wide variety of shells, coral, fossils and rare specimens. The Nature Park has a large petting zoo. The Fun Park includes miniature golf and bumper boats. Captain ...

Make it a day: Things to do on Pine Island

Matlacha:Matlacha ParkPicnic tables, swings, basket-ball court, fishing pier andboat launchMatlacha DrawbridgeFishing sightseeing, bird,dolphin and manatee watchingSt. James City:St. Jude Nature TrailStabile RoadPassive recreationPine Island FlatwoodsPreserveStringfellow RoadPine Island ...

Revitalized Shell Factory invigorates SW Florida site

The 18-acre Shell Factory & Nature Park, a family destination in North Fort Myers that has attracted and entertained people for more than 70 years, offers a slice of Florida lifestyle viewed through an entertaining and educational experience.Owners Thomas and Pam Cronin dedicated ...

Attraction highlights for Fort Myers

Butterfly Estates1815 Fowler Street, Fort Myers690-2359, www.thebutterflyestates.comThe Butterfly Estates is a serene, peaceful place that gives visitors the opportunity to get closer to nature.Combining a butterfly conservatory and botanical gardens, this eco-friendly attraction is a one of a ...

Southwest Florida offers a sport for every enthusiast

Southwest Florida offers a variety of sporting events and activities to suit many tastes.With Fort Myers and Cape Coral located on opposite banks of the Caloosahatchee River and miles of shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico, it's easy to see why watersports and fishing rank at the top of the ...

Centennial Park offers a walk through time

The "2nd Regiment Infantry U.S. Colored Troops" monument is dedicated to black soldiers who served at the Battle of Fort Myers during the Civil War.

Harborside Event Center

Harborside Event Center1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers www.harborsideevents.comHarborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers hosts major events in Fort Myers. The 42,000 square-foot center houses 285 events each year ranging from tradeshows to weddings near the vibrant night life and ...