1. Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Dedicated to friends Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, this museum is housed within their adjacent former winter homes. A great program of events, tours and a botanical garden make this a must-visit attraction.
2. Casula Nature Center and Planetarium
With its bald eagles, alligators, hawks and owls, as well as wetlands, artificial habitats and space-related shows, the Casula Nature Center and Planetarium is a great attraction for all the family.
3. Bunche Beach
Located between Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island, Bunche Beach is a fantastic spot for kayaking and birdwatching. Kids will love collecting shells here at low tide.
4. Manatee Park
Witness the endangered Florida Manatee in its natural environment, from special viewing areas. You can also launch a canoe into the Orange River from here, visit the butterfly gardens and refuel in the picnic area.
5. Lakes Regional Park
The 279-acre public park south of Fort Myers features a scenic boardwalk, biking trails, fragrant gardens, kayaking opportunities and a 15-minute Lakes Park & Gulf Railroad ride.
6. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
Alligators, otters, turtles and wading birds reside in these tranquil wetlands that expand over 3,500 acres. Visit the Interpretive Center and observe the wildlife from the boardwalk.
7. IMAG History & Science Center
Come and delve into subjects as diverse as marine life, anatomy and the weather at this popular attraction. This informative museum has more than 50 exhibitions, many of which are interactive.
8. Butterfly Estates
One of the most colorful places in Fort Myers, these beautiful estates are home to the Florida butterfly species, cascading waterfalls and a flurry of exotic plants.
9. Edison Mall
For those looking to engage in some retail therapy while on vacation in Fort Myers, be sure to check out the Edison Mall, which is home to an impressive range of retailers and eateries.