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The new Fort Myers Discovery Challenge app offers residents and visitors a unique way to discover art, history and natural attractions throughout Lee County.

Introduced by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, the free mobile challenge app features approximately 100 attractions, some of which offer discounted admission and exclusive offers for participants.

“From inspiring art galleries and stunning nature reserves to diverse historical sites, there is so much to explore in our area.” That said VCB managing director Tamara Pigott. “Both long-time locals and first-time visitors can take part in this challenge and discover all the hidden gems Lee County has to offer.”

The 100 participating locations include Bat House Park, Bokeelia Art Gallery, Bokeelia Fishing Pier, Leoma Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens, Matlacha, Matlacha Park, Pine Island Sound Historic Fish Houses and the Randall Research Center.

Other locations include the Alliance for the Arts, Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, Fort Myers Beach Art Association & Gallery, Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, Gas-parilla Island Lighthouse, Koreshan State Park, Randell Research Center, and the Calusa Heritage Trail, Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, and Williams Academy Black History Museum.

Visit to download the app on any mobile device. The app can be used to check in at participating locations to earn points towards a variety of prizes including:

• Fort Myers Tervis Tumbler (15 check-ins)

• Fort Myers Specialty T-Shirt (30 check-ins)

• Entry into a prize draw to stay at the Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers (50 check-ins)

The challenge ends on December 20th.

For the full list of Challenge locations and prizes, visit


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