Arts / Entertainment
Biking & Hiking
Boats & kayaks
Dining / Nightlife
Dog Parks / Beaches
Fun Things to Do
Golf & Tennis
Relocate & Re-Invent
A bit of rich history was unearthed when the Smithsonian discovered nearly 100 members of a 17th century Calusa
Tribe. Extremely resourceful and technologically advanced, this tribe constructed artificial islands and canals. Their
population dwindled after succumbing to European diseases and disbanded in the early 18th century. Some survivors
joined the Seminole Tribe while others went to Cuba.
Exhibits at the CHARLOTTE COUNTY HISTORICAL CENTER display artifacts and provide a historical time-line dating back
thousands of years ago. Charlotte County’s first pioneer settlement is on display at Bayshore Live Oak Park.
Other points of interest are:
Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum,
A.C. Freeman House,
Punta Gorda History Park,
The Railroad Depot (in Punta Gorda),
Ponce de Leon Historical Park
Peace River Wildlife Center
Located on the Caloosahatchee River, visit the
Edison & Ford Winter Estates and the friendships, inventions and fascinating history behind two of the worlds’
most remarkable men...Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Thomas Edison’s laboratory is on display where generated electricity and the first incandescent
light bulb were created.
Stroll 20 acres of botanical gardens, nine historic buildings including Edison’s Botanic Research Laboratory as well
as the Estates Museum which contains an impressive collection of inventions, artifacts and special exhibit galleries.
All have low or no admission prices while some request a donation.
Real Estate |
Fitness & Health
Shops, Spas, Salons
Attn. Intl. Visitors
(listed north to south)
Anna Maria Island