Attractions and Entertainment

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At the Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, activities and attractions can be found on and off the island. We offer beachfront accommodations and close proximity to several attractions. Guests can enjoy a range of activities, from the Sanibel Island Lighthouse to shows at The Schoolhouse Theater. Aside from the tropical beauty of Sanibel Island, entertainment is easy to find in the galleries, clubs, museums and parks that fill the area. Discover your own fun in Sanibel!

Highlights of Sanibel Island History

Thomas Edison & Henry Ford Estates
(239) 334-7419
2350 McGregor Boulevard

Take a peak into the private lives of two of history’s most famous Americans. Inventor Thomas Edison and automotive giant Henry Ford lived as neighbors in these winter estates, which are beautifully preserved and offer an interesting tour that highlights Sanibel Island history.

Sanibel Historical Village & Museum
(239) 472-4648
850 Dunlop Road

A collection of turn-of-the-century buildings that reflect the pioneer families of Sanibel Island. History is wonderfully preserved in Bailey’s General Store, “Morning Glories” (a Sears-Roebuck catalog home), Miss Charlotta’s Tea Room, the Burnap Cottage and the island’s original schoolhouse. Call for seasonal hours.

Sanibel Island Lighthouse

Built in 1884, the lighthouse is a famous Sanibel landmark that speaks of the island’s rich history. Though the Sanibel Island lighthouse is not open to visitors, you can tour the surrounding property, including the fishing pier and beach. The Sanibel Island lighthouse is a tourist favorite.

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Sanibel Island entertainment includes a rich cultural community that entertains as well as enriches. Be sure to set aside a night for seeing a show at our local theaters.

Herb Strauss Theatre
(239) 472-6862
2200 Periwinkle Way

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One of the top Sanibel Island activities is checking out the growing art scene. Here are some galleries that show off local talent as well as global artists.

Island Style Gallery
(239) 472-6657
2075 Periwinkle Way

Aboriginals, Art of the First Person
(239) 395-2220
2340 Periwinkle Way , Suite H

B.I.G. ARTS (Barrier Island Group For The Arts)
(239) 395-0900
900 Dunlop Road

Sanibel Art & Frame
(239) 395-1350
2460 Palm Ridge Road

Tower Gallery Cooperative
(239) 472-4557
751 Tarpon Bay Rd

Tin Can Alley Gallery
(239) 472-2902
2480 Library Way

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Pack a lunch and grab your walking shoes and enjoy these great Sanibel Island parks and all the beauty that they offer.

Periwinkle Park
(239) 472-1433
1119 Periwinkle Way

Lynn Hall Memorial Park
(239) 463-1116
950 Estero Boulevard

Bodwitch Point Regional Park
(239) 463-1116
50 Estero Boulevard

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Sanibel Island Entertainment & Nightlife

Enjoy these great Sanibel Island restaurants and dining establishments. If you would like to suggest a restaurant on the island, please feel free to contact us.

(239) 472-1771
1223 Periwinkle Way

Island Cow
(239) 472-0606
2163 Periwinkle Way

Keylime Bistro
(239) 395-4000
11509 Andy Rosse Lane

R.C. Otters
(239) 395-1142
11506 Any Rosse Lane

Mucky Duck
(239) 472-3434
11546 Andy Rosse Lane

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With beachfront accommodations close to a wealth of Sanibel Island activities, this Holiday Inn resort is perfect for leisure and pleasure. Stay with us and take in the Sanibel Island history, culture, and entertainment.