Welcome to Fort Myers
Fort Myers is a city rich with museums, historical landmarks, and yearly celebrations. Visitors will find it easy to find a place to stay, with luxury resorts, budget-friendly inns, and hotels with internet service that cater specifically to the business traveler.
Be sure to visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History which opened in 1982, having been transformed from the old railroad passenger depot and surroundings lands on Peck and Monroe Streets. In addition, tourists can enjoy a Downtown Walking Tour exploring the historic buildings of Fort Myers.
Families will enjoy the Imaginarium which features a hurricane simulator and many exciting hands-on and interactive exhibits for children of all ages. For the very littlest folks there is an early-childhood area.
With over 250,000 visitors each year, the Edison and Ford Winter Estates are the biggest tourist attraction in the city. In fact it is the 9th most popular national historic site in the United States. Explore the 15,000 square-foot museum which showcases Edison and Ford memorabilia, the 14 acre tropical garden and take a guided tour through the homes and laboratory as well.
About JetBlue Park
2013 Spring Training marks the sophomore season of JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the Spring Training ballpark and adjoining Player Development Complex for the Boston Red Sox in Lee County, Florida.
A number of the characteristics of the ballpark are taken from Fenway Park, including a "Green Monster" and a manual scoreboard. JetBlue Park at Fenway South captures elements of Southwest Florida, including seashells within its brick foundation and the architecture of the white roof, mimicking cypress trees in the distance. Environmentally-sustainable features are incorporated throughout the facility and Complex.
Fenway South provides state-of-the-art training facilities positioned on a single site and is intended to be used year-round. It will include JetBlue Park, the main ballpark with a total capacity of approximately 11,000 fans (including standing room and berm), six practice fields, and other adjoining facilities that will house both the Major and Minor League operations and a rehabilitation center.
Hammond Stadium may be best known as the spring home of the Minnesota Twins, but it's also home to the Fort Myers Miracle of the Florida State League. Located on the southern edge of Fort Myers, the ballpark is clearly geared to the Twins and spring training, but the Miracle team draws well (at least by Florida State League standards), and the place isn't so overbuilt that you won't feel alone in the ballpark attending a Miracle game in the summer.
Edison Ford Winter Estate
It has a museum, store and Nine National Register Historic buildings as well as the Botanical and Research Gardens. The historic research and contemporary gardens consist of approximately 20 acres of lush tropical botanical gardens, 500 unique plants, flowers and trees, including 4 champion trees, federal C.I.T.E.S. orchid program and propagation greenhouse and nursery.
Open year-round (except for Christmas & Thanksgiving) 7 days a week 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL
1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarum
3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL
Lover's Key State Recreation
8700 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Historical Museum
2300 Peck St, Fort Myers, FL
Imaginarium Hands On Museum
2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers, FL