Pokémon Go Lure Party at Edison & Ford Winter Estates


Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Wilson, Marketing & PR Director
 Pokémon Go Lure Party at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 29, 2016) – Thomas Edison was an avid fisherman, but these days, the lures being dropped at Edison & Ford Winter Estates aren't for catching fish. To help players find the most Pokémon, Edison Ford Pokémon trainers are dropping lures throughout the weekend.

With nine PokéStops and a gym, Edison Ford is a hot bed for Pokémonplayers. Participants will find more than 60 different pokémon, including rare ones, such as Pikachu and Onyx. 

There are PokéStops at historic icons, such as the Mysore Fig tree, the Friendship Walk, Thomas Edison's winter home, the Ford Model A and the Botanic Research Laboratory. The Ford statue, near Henry Ford's winter home is the gym.  

Edison Ford is offering a unique ticket that allows Pokémon Go players to explore the historic riverside where the gym is located and the Pokémon are most active. Now through the end of August, Pokémon players are invited to take advantage of this special offer. 

Pokémon players should purchase tickets at The Marina at Edison Ford, located at 2360 W. First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Cost: $10 for adults (13 and over); $5 for children 12 and under. 

Note: This ticket will admit visitors to the river side of the estates only. It does not include a guided tour, an audio wand, or the museum and laboratory. Pokémon ticket holders will be able to upgrade their ticket across the street at the main entrance to see more of the site. 

For additional information, call 239-334-7419 or visitwww.edisonfordwinterestates.org.


 Edison & Ford Winter Estates 
Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison Ford has been awarded the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. Recently, the Edison Botanical Laboratory was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the website at www.EdisonFordWinterEstates.org.