Calusa Heritage Trail Randell Research Center at Pineland

The Randell Research Center (RRC) is a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archaeology, history, and ecology of Southwest Florida. Situated in the scenic community of Pineland on the western shore of historic Pine Island, the RRC encompasses more than 60 acres at the heart of the Pineland archaeological site, a massive shell mound site extending across more than 100 acres from the mangrove coastline.

On the Calusa Heritage Trail, visitors can tour this internationally significant site and learn about Calusa culture and their environment seven days a week, sunup to sundown on self-guided walks.  The walk includes museum quality signage interpreting the site.  Guided tours for the public are available January - April on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  The classroom, bookstore, and restrooms are open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Activities: Biking Trails Nearby, Birding, Hiking Trails Nearby, Tennis Nearby

Facility Amenities: Bus Parking, Interpretive Displays, Picnic Area, Restaurant Nearby

Information/Services: Cultural Organization

Tour Information: Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours

Meetings & Events

Meeting Facilities: Storage, Use Own Caterer

Category: Meeting/Tour Groups Welcome

Wedding Services: Wedding/Reception Venues

Total Capacity of Meeting Space: varied depending on use of outdoor areas

Total Number of Meeting Rooms: 1

Total Sq Ft of Meeting Space: 1000

Capacity, Classroom-style: 45

Capacity, Theater-style: 65

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