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The new Fort Myers Discovery Challenge app offers residents and visitors a unique way to experience Lee County’s artistic, historic and natural attractions.

Launched by the Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau, the free mobile app includes approximately 100 attractions, with some offering discounts on admission and exclusive offers to attendees.

“From inspiring art galleries and breathtaking nature reserves to varied historical sites, there is so much to discover in our region”, said VCB executive director Tamara Pigott. “Both long-time locals and new visitors can take part in this challenge and discover all of Lee County’s hidden gems.”

Among the 100 participating sites are 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.

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

Visit visitfortmyers.com/challenge to download the application on any mobile device. The app can be used to check-in at participating establishments to earn points for a variety of prizes, including:

• Fort Myers Tervis Tumbler (15 recordings)

• Special Fort Myers T-shirt (30 check-ins)

• A chance to be entered into a raffle for a stay at the Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers (50 entries)

The challenge will end on December 20.

For the full list of challenge locations and prizes, please visit https://www.visitfortmyers.com/challenge.