Places to visit in Estero

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Places to Visit in Estero

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Top Attractions in Estero

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  • podrozniczka60
    New Jersey16,049 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This outdoor mall offers a satisfying variety of outlet stores and restaurants . The layout is nice and the access is convenient. We visit this mall basically every time we are in Naples and Estero area.
    Written 17 July 2023
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  • Valerie G
    North Port, FL270 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting historical buildings. A lot of things to see here. We did hike the blue trail and the river path which was nice. Enjoyed walking through the bamboo forest and was able to see some ducks in the river. A nice place for couples to spend some time. Staff was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly!
    Written 28 April 2024
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  • GTSSurrey
    Bisley, UK990 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a niec outdoor mall with plenty of parking, a good variety of shops, restaurants, etc. Wide paths surround the site and run between the shopping areas. Place is well maintained and it really looks like the management of the site cares about visitor experience and impression. We visited several different shops and staff were plesant and gave great service to us. Not an outless style mall but these are available fairly nearby too. Would certainly visit again and can recommend.
    Written 18 October 2023
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  • Ashton M
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seats were great. The experience was wonderful, but the consecions close to early. Other than that an amazing experience.
    Written 30 July 2023
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  • Bill R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love visiting the original home and one room schoolhouse. Every detail dates back in time of the original structure.
    Written 10 July 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • William Noel
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When I was a resident volunteer at The Happehatchee Center, I got to partake of what still seems to me like the full gamut of experience that they could provide. They opened my mind to what the world has to offer beyond our basic sensory input and showed me more of what life is supposed to be about.

    I learned from interactions with others using copper dowsing rods that every person has an "aura" (spiritual term) or perhaps something like an "electro-magnetic field" (semi-scientific term) that they emit. Why are some people's "auras" only 1-2 feet in diameter, yet other people's "auras" might be 10-15 or even more feet in diameter? School never teaches anything about that.

    How is it, as it happened to me once, that I can lay on a table and 3-4 Reiki practitioners can work on me, not laying their hands on me but merely waving their hands and wafting air above me, can drastically clean, sharpen, and intensify my energy level, allowing me to perform in Yoga class later that evening with a *much* greater ability to balance and maintain my body than in any of the other (of several dozen) yoga classes I had ever attended. It was literally like I had a superpower that day. How does this happen? Can any empirical endeavor explain this to me and any potential reader?

    Why is it that reclining in a room, either an open or closed one, with perhaps a dozen or two dozen other attenders, where 2-3 musical conductors can have a set of crystal singing bowls spread out on a few blankets and play them with the sound-waves from the various bowls building upon each others, with literally, within just a few seconds, put me from a state of regular consciousness to a state of very deep relaxation or near sleep? How does this very short activity that relies on neither touch nor eating nor electronics drastically alter the brainwave activity within me, allowing me to enter a state of extreme relaxation where my body can heal from stress?

    How interesting is it that during a kayak trip along the Happehatchee center - just me in a little kayak with gosh-knows-what else in the waters of that river in the hypereutropic subtropical environ - I pass within only a few short feet, quite eerily, an alligator of undetermined size yet with eyeballs still big enough to convince me that I was the prey, sink directly below the surface just as I am passing it in my kayak, building up within me a fear whose genesis was never realized? I discovered that it was more afraid than I am. It probably just wanted to be left alone.

    In a world where the Puritan underbelly is manifested as a slave-master whose face is never revealed and convinces us not to conceive of ourselves as enslaved and under the yoke, and some of us are working 50...60...70...80 hours a week to distinguish ourselves as "entrepreneurs" (or just to survive) and we are taught through Instagram that if we don't turn ourselves into multi-millionares that we are shmucks, where so many people whose lives will thus become out-of-balance, struck down with disease, plagued by interpersonal difficulties that we can't understand and are "never our fault" (if never our fault, then whose?), we desperately need places and communities that bring us back to the basics - of nature, of understanding that there is more to life than what we can buy in a mall or achieve on the sports field or accomplish at a 9-5 or that we can read from a textbook, or that an entrancing but ultimately brain-damaging "blue-light" emitted from our computer screen or smart-phone hypnotizes us away from the higher energies of life.

    Going to places like The Happehatchee Center should be a chapter in life for all people on this earth. It is a leap into for what many people is the unknown, and, sadly, for many other people, will always be the unknown.

    Jump in. The water is churning. Jump up, the air is a gale.

    And there are lifeguards there to teach you both how to swim, and how to fly.
    Written 9 December 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • bdsv18
    ny46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Coop Gallery has wide selection of art from jewelry to unique, one of a kind canvases by local artists. Prices way better than commercial galleries.
    Written 26 January 2024
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  • perrypickerign
    183 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jack Nickolas designed this beautiful course to be both beautiful and challenging and difficult. With a slope score of 153 it is one of the more challenging courses anywhere. Every hole is ornate decorated with strategically placed sand and water hazards. You may want to take some extra balls with you. Many of the water hazards have resident alligators. It is still a fun and beautiful course to see and play.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • Lwlittrell
    Fort Myers Beach, FL229 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This would be such a cool place if more signage to know how to get there was available! Also, along the trails, maybe more signage and explanations as to what you are walking on! We knew because we had been to the mound house and so we understood how the mounds got there, but most people would be underwhelmed if they didn’t understand along the way, especially the highest points, what that meant in terms of effort by the natives to build these areas up and what they were probably used for. The few signs at the beginning are nice but it would be great if they could expand on it by adding signage along the way! Saw some pretty plants....and be careful of he cactus!!!!!
    Written 11 April 2019
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  • Linda M
    Naples, FL223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This market is so convenient to East Estero. The selection of fresh SWFL produce is exemplary of what this area grows (massive tomatoes and peppers, huge variety of tropical fruits). Don't miss Homemade tamales, French Bakery, healthy juices, and lemonade, arts, crafts, herbal pain and sleep relief, local photography and art, handcrafted skincare and jewelry. Every vendor is amazing.
    Written 8 November 2022
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  • Murph
    18 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I think that this park is functional because there is really nothing terribly wrong. It is just average. Nothing really great to talk about. If you want somewhere for your dog to run free, this is a good place.
    Written 9 May 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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