Best of Fort Myers
Fort Myers was built in the 19th century as one of the forts built to protect the settlers in the region on the Caloosahatchee River from the original inhabitants. After the US Civil War civilians settled around the fort starting from 1865, and Fort Myers grew in the following years to a real city. Today Fort Myers is the commercial and economic center of the region with an international airport and numerous companies. The main attractions for tourists include the house of the great inventor Thomas Edison, the Imaginarium Science Center and the historic old town on the banks of the Caloosahatchee.