The Punta Gorda & Port Charlotte area offers a wide variety of shopping opportunities as well as fun and relaxing diversions. Here is a sampling of area shopping and attractions available for your enjoyment.
Charlotte Sports Park, in Port Charlotte, is the home field for the Charlotte Stone Crabs and the Spring Training home of the Tampa Bay Rays.
The boys of spring arrive here each February and play games against other Florida spring-based teams like the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Shortly after the departure of the Rays, their minor league affiliate Charlotte Stone Crabs begin their season. The Stone Crabs are owned by Ripken Baseball and promote affordable, family-friendly entertainment.
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- Muscle Car City Museum
Muscle Car City is a 99,000 square foot museum with well over 200 vintage ’50s to early ’70s muscle cars. Featuring classic cars and hot rods spanning 35 years of makes and models.
- Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum
Charming Museum and unique House-Dwelling style Lighthouse set on beautiful Boca Grande Pass. A great place to spend the day immersed in nature and history.
- Edison Winter Home
Visit the estate of America’s greatest inventor. Home, laboratory, botanical gardens just as he left them. One of the largest collections of Edison memorabilia on public display in America.
- Henry Ford Winter Home
The world’s first billionaire lived next door to Thomas Edison. Furnished to the historical periods. Garden tour completes your visit.
- Ringling Museum of Art
The State Art Museum of Florida. Relive the splendor of the art galleries; “Ca’d’Zan”, the Ringling winter residence; the Circus Galleries; and the historic Asolo Theater.
- Babcock Widerness Adventures
Experience Florida – naturally!! Enjoy a 90-minute swamp buggy nature tour guided by experienced naturalists. See the real Florida. Explore unspoiled woodlands and swamps on the 90,000-acre Crescent B Ranch. We guarantee you will see wild alligators, bison and panthers.
- The Shell Factory
Take a free guided tour of the Shell Factory processing facility, featuring the world+s largest collection of shells and coral. Jewelry, shells, corals, gifts, international gourmet, resort wear, $1 store, aquariums, arcade, glass, art collection and full family restaurant.