City of Punta Gorda, Florida

This city’s roots date all the way back to the mid 1800s. In 1876, James and Josephine Lockhart bought land and built a house, which is now the center of the city. Punta Gorda is also home to two haunted places. One, the Sandlin house, is over 120 years old. In 1909, the 14 year old daughter of the owner was ironing on the porch when she spilled kerosene all over herself, caught fire, and died. Since then, the closet in her bedroom refuses to stay closed. The other site is Indian Spring Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries around. Many people have reported seeing paranormal activity here, including ghost lights, unexplainable shadows, and disembodied noises that sound like screaming and moaning.

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Escape Rooms Unlocked has three locations along Charlotte and Sarasota County. They offer seven different escape rooms. That's a whole lot of puzzles! Try to crack their codes and solve the mysteries behind each unique story line and room design. Invite friends and family to join your for a memorable experience, or get paired with strangers for an exciting way to meet new people. For larger parties or group events, Escape Rooms Unlocked has a portable escape room that they can bring to you! Check out their website and plan your next experience.

The Airport Authority owns over 1800 acres consisting of three runways with the longest at 7,195 feet in length. This small airport has 2 airlines with flights to locations in the U.S. The Enterprise Charlotte Airport Park is becoming the hub for economic development in the County. An avionics shop, flight schools, pilot shop, airframe and engine repair facilities, air charter and air ambulance are all located at the Punta Gorda Airport. Commercial commerce centers are growing with non-aviation companies including the Punta Gorda Speedway. 

 

The Punta Gorda Downtown Farmers Market is an award-winning farmers market in Punta Gorda. The market holds the title of the best small market in Florida and ranks 15th in the United States. The market is open from October through April from 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m and May through September from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Shop for books and so much more while you browse the shop presided over by bookstore cat Kitty-Wan Kenobi. Tons of events make this a great part of the community.

WRXY-TV is a Christian owned-and-operated television station serving Fort Myers and Naples, Florida that is licensed to Tice.