Historical Attractions in CAPE CORAL with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Cape Coral, Florida!)

Cape Coral is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Sunshine State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Cape Coral’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Cape Coral when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Historic Spanish Point

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    (55 miles) Osprey

    An interactive waterfront museum where you can connect to the past with 30-acres of nature trails, a large butterfly garden, pioneer buildings, a footbridge over the bay for viewing marine life, ...

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  • Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

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    (9 miles) Fort Myers

    Indoor and outdoor facilities including museum, three nature trails, a Planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries.

  • The South Florida Museum

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    (75 miles) Bradenton

    The South Florida Museum interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present with stunning life-size dioramas and dramatic exhibits based on its extensive collections of anthropological ...

  • The Dali Museum

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    (93 miles) Saint Petersburg

    A museum in St. Petersburg dedicated to that master artist we know as Dali.

  • Museum of Fine Arts

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    (94 miles) Saint Petersburg

    A trip through the wonderful world of fine arts in Florida, with a permanent collection, rotating exhibitions and special kid events!

  • Florida Holocaust Museum

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    (94 miles) Saint Petersburg

    A moving and eye opening museum that honours the memory of those who were involved in the Holocaust. Suitable for the older children.

  • The Florida Air Museum

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    (98 miles) Lakeland

    Floridas “Official Aviation Museum and Education Center” features a dynamic display of the best examples aviation has to offer including one-of-a-kind designs, classics, ultra-lights, antiques ...

  • Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

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    (100 miles) Pinellas Park

    Car loving families will love tis automobile museum, just a short drive from Tampa, with an amazing collection of vintage vehicles.

  • Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre

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    (5 miles) Ft Myers

    Offers a full children's theatre program, with the pleasing addition that the cast come back on stagfe afterwards to answer kids' questions, and then pose for photos and autographs too.

  • Circus Sarasota

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    (68 miles) Sarasota

    Circus Sarasota intersperses high drama and glamour with traditional circus acts to create a sophisticated and inspirational showcase of exciting family entertainment.

  • Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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    (25 miles) Naples

    Open to the public 365 days a year-(except in severe weather) The sanctuary offers a 2.25 mile boardwalk that winds through the swamp- A 1 mile short-cut is also available. There is an admission ...

  • Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

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    (29 miles) Naples

    A nationally accredited zoo and historic tropical garden featuring a full day of fun activities including a cruise through natural island habitats for monkeys. Much more than a walk through zoo, a ...

  • Gatorama

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    (47 miles) Palmdale

    It's all things alligator at this fun Florida attraction for families! From gator shows, to fun wildlife encounters, there is lots of animal fun to be had!

  • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

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    (66 miles) Sarasota

    Visit an independent marine research institution with an aquarium that allows you to meet the fish and the scientists!

  • Legoland Florida

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    (100 miles) Winter Haven

    Amazing family entertainment from this iconic park chain. Interactive creations, rides, play areas and thrills galore! It can only be Legoland in sunny Florida!

  • Sunsplash Waterpark

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    (6 miles) Cape Coral

    Fun in the sun at this family friendly Florida water park attractions! Let's go make a SPLASH at the largest waterpark in Southwest Florida!

  • Banana Bay Tour Company

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    (4 miles) Cape coral

    Banana Bay Tour Company is dedicated to high quality ecological tourism. We invite you to come join us on one of our Dolphin and Ecological tours and experience nature as it happens. We are committed ...

  • Sea Life Kayak Adventures

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    (64 miles) Sarasota

    An amazing experience on the water where you can enjoy wildlife interactions with dolphins, manatees, birds and seahorses! Ocean fun in Florida!

  • Ride The Wind Airboat Tours

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    (91 miles) Weston

    Unique adventurous air boat tours across the everglades of Florida - with amazing wildlife (and kids to drive the boats themselves!)

  • All About Fun Segway Tours

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    (94 miles) Saint Petersburg

    Explore St. Petersburg on those super fun Segways with All About Fun Tours. Suitable for kids over 12 years.

  • Sawgrass Recreation Park Airboat Tour

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    (97 miles) Weston

    Feel the excitement and learn the history of Florida's most remarkable treasure - the Everglades - with fun Airboat Tours!

  • The Pirate Ship at Johns Pass

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    (99 miles) Madeira Beach

    This family fun cruise aboard a real replica pirate ship will entertain the whole family with: Water gun battles, Treasure hunts, Pirate face painting, Pirate stories, Limbo and much more!

  • Jumping Jacks Fun Zone

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    (7 miles) Fort Myers

    A super fun indoor play center in Fort Myers, with inflatables, kids disco club, toddler area and much more!

  • Bounce Down Under

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    (63 miles) Sarasota

    A true blue Aussie themed indoor inflatable party and play center for joeys under 13 - crickey!

  • Play Away

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    (67 miles) Lakewood Ranch

    Play time fun for active and creative kids aged 3 months to 6 years. Engaging classes in dance and gymnastics as well as camps to develop the brain and the body.

  • Playtime

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    (87 miles) Apollo Beach

    Indoor Play center for children ages 5 & under. Soft play, clean, safe facility, offering Open play, art, music, yoga, birthday parties & more

  • Great Explorations Children's Museum

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    (95 miles) Saint Petersburg

    A hands-on museum where kids can learn AND play! Kids can role play at the exhibits, learn about reptiles, and enjoy the playground!

  • Family Fun Center

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    (98 miles) Lakeland

    Tons of games, Mini-golf, Laser Tag, Funtasia, Parties, and More!

  • Little Javas Family Fun Center

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    (99 miles) Weston

    12,000 sq ft of indoor play in Florida for kids of all ages, with inflatables, a ropes course, arcade, rock climbing, and more!

  • Cape Coral Yacht Club

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    (1 miles) Cape Coral

    Facilities include an active fishing pier, outdoor racquetball courts, shuffleboard courts and playground for under 12s, as well as the wide expanse of public beach with safe shallow swimming and ...

  • Naples Botanical Gardens

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    (33 miles) Naples

    Thoughtfully created and sympathetically restored environments host botanical samples from all over the world plus water features, plus children's garden including butterfy house and treehouse.

  • Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

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    (53 miles) Copeland

    Welcome to the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, "the Amazon of North America." The Fakahatchee Strand is a linear swamp forest, approximately twenty miles long by five miles wide and oriented ...

  • Billie Swamp Safari

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    (58 miles) Clewiston

    It's swamp time with Billie Swamp Safari on 2,200 acres of untamed Florida Everglades! Wildlife exhibits, snake shows, airboats...a true swamp experience for the whole family!

  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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    (64 miles) Sarasota

    Children will delight in our indoor "rainforest," brilliant dart frog collection, and our gardens abundant with tropical flora and fauna. More than 150 scientific expeditions to rainforests around ...

  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens

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    (67 miles) Sarasota

    Visit one of the oldest continuously operating attractions in the Florida, with beautiful gardens and amazing rescued wildlife!