Collier County Museum
|3301 Tamiami Trail East |
|Naples, Florida ||34112|
This site is located in the Southwest region of the state.
FROM I-75 NORTH
Exit 101 (Naples/Marco Island)
Turn right off exit onto 951 or Collier Blvd
Turn right at the next intersection Junction 84W or Davis Blvd
Continue straight through 5 lights
Turn left at intersection with Airport-Pulling Road. There will be a Home Depot on the left
Continue straight for about ½ mile
There will be a sign in the median that says “County Government Complex”
Turn left into the Government Complex which is a big parking lot
Continue straight until you reach a four-way stop
Museum is on the right
The Collier County Museum's five-acre historical park features native Florida gardens, an orchid house, two historic Naples cottages, vintage swamp buggies, an archaeology lab, and a restored 1910 steam logging locomotive. A portion of the permanent exhibit gallery is dedicated to Naples Army Air Field, which served as a training facility during World War II.
At the height of the war, several hundred men and 75 aircraft were assigned to the Naples base. In addition, an authentic Sherman tank is displayed on the museum grounds.