Randell Research Center, Pineland

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  • We found the fascinating Calusa Heritage Trail almost by accident. We didn't see any signs until we were almost there. It is across from the Randell Research Center. This was a capital of the Calusa E...  more »
  • In truth it is a park with two small hills. The hills have been raised by indigenous people of which we know almost nothing. Who wants to walk a round and nice people explained by somewhat detailed the above let is right here. After the many free-ride, we were happy to be able to run a piece. So a recommendation.
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  • Stopped here one morning whist on Pine island. The centre was closing at lunch time for a memorial but the trails would remain open. A volunteer gave us a short informative history of the extinct indi...  more »
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  • Open daily from sun up to sundown, this is a great place for all ages. The Randall Centre, run by the University of Florida, concentrates on the history of the Calusa people who populated the gulf coast region of Florida for 2000 years. As well as highlighting the archeological site of the community through an easy-to-follow tour, it is a peaceful oasis that also showcases the plants, animals and especially the birds so abundant in the region. Admission is free, but a 7 dollar donation is suggested.
  • Denege Patterson was our docent who has an impressive knowledge of the Calusa Indians & the surrounding area's historical development. We happily added our name to the waiting list for the 2nd printing of her book looking at the history of the area! The signs make it an easy day of exploration on your own...or you can arrange a guided tour by calling ahead. Picnic area available for public use or the Pine Island Lodge is steps away for nice restaurant experience.
  • It is a beautiful place and a true testament to the ingenuity of people. However, this site is not (or not only) Calusa. It shares obvious construction techniques with a site in Georgia, and multiple sites in Mexico. Thus not only is this place a testament of ingenuity but also is a testament to the Diffusion of people of North and Central America.
  • A gem of a historical archeology site inhabited by the Calusa people thousands of years ago. Well marked trail with dozens of interpretive signs, benches, viewing platforms and amazing views from the tops of the shell middens. Makes you rethink what you were taught in school that "Columbus discovered America."
  • Very informative, great gift shop, and an important historic site

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