Things to Do in Fort Meyers, Florida

Things to Do in Fort Meyers, Florida
Known as the River District, Fort Myers, Florida, runs south along the Caloosahatchee River and east to the rural interior and is named for a Civil War-era army colonel. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison both built vacation homes in Fort Myers, and it remains a popular travel destination, offering many historical and outdoor attractions.

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Encompassing 20 acres of lush tropical gardens, Edison & Ford Winter Estates is a popular attraction in Fort Myers. Edison & Ford Winter Estates features Thomas Edison's and Henry Ford's historical homes, Edison's laboratory, a museum and museum store and a garden and cottage shop. The Winter Estates are a Florida Historical landmark.

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-334-7419
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Fort Myers Yacht Basin

Fort Myers Yacht Basin is 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico at mile marker 135 on the Okeechobee Waterway. A protected marina, Fort Myers Yacht Basin is owned and operated by the City of Fort Myers and is located next to Centennial Park. While Fort Myers Yacht Basin is a popular spot for engaging in water sports, its downtown location makes it a popular spot to visit to see the marina, Centennial Park and nearby historical sites.

Fort Myers Yacht Basin
1300 Lee St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-334-8271
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Centennial Park

Located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, Centennial Park is a ten-acre community park in Fort Myers, Florida. Amenities include a handicap-accessible playground, fishing pier, boat docks and launching ramp, promenade path, two picnic pavilions, volleyball courts and beaches.

Centennial Park
2000 W. First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Article Written By Kirby Brooks

Kirby Brooks is a San Diego based writer whose articles have appeared in San Diego Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and Riviera Orange County. Brooks is a recent honors graduate of the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of the Arts in English.

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