Jungle and Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue, Miami.
An exotic bird sanctuary, wildlife habitat and botantical
garden. Here you will find 100's of varieties of birds
and plants. Also, ape exhibits, wildlife shows, and alligators.
12400 SW 152 Street, Miami.
A giant zoo with more than 250 species and 60 major animal
exhibits. The zoo also has a wildlife amphitheater with
three shows daily.
US 41 ( Tamiami Trail) West
Attractions include alligator wrestling, crafts, demonstartions,
a small museum highlighting the history of the tribe,
and airboats rides. Music and arts festivals are held
in July and December.
of Science and Space Transit Planetarium
3280 S. Miami Ave
The exhibits describing coral reefs and the Everglades
are especially enlightening. There is also a participatory
science arcade, a wildlife center housing more than 150
live animals, and a natural history collection with cases
of fossils and butterflies. Kids love the hands on exhibits
and mini-shows. The Planetarium has several daily shows,
explaining what's new in the heavens.
10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami.
An extensive botanical garden with a vast collection of
rare tropical plants, a rain forest display, and sunken
4805 SW 216 Street, Miami.
See a colony of monkeys living in a topical jungle. Shows
are held throughout the day. Shows include Wild Monkey
Swimming Pool, Ape Encounter, and Hangin' Wild Orangs.
Museum of South Florida
The excellent exhibits here chronicle the histories of
the various groups that have settled in the region. Numerous
displays including a chickee hut, depict Native American
Life, while the Spanish exploration period comes alive
through the 17th-century maps and a mock fort that kids
28655 South Dixie Highway, Homestead.
A coral wonder built by a single man over 30 years. Open
daily from 9am to 6pm.
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne.
Home to more than 10,000 sea creatures, a killer whale,
and dolphin superstar Flipper. South Florida's largest
Museum of Art
2121 Park Ave.
Classic Art Deco design, and constructed of Key stone,
the exterior of this building is adorned with carved nautical
figures and features whimsical touches inspired by traditional
Maya architecture. The gems displayed within the museum
include works by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, and Ruebens.
Museum & Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami.
An Italian Renaissance style villa built in 1916 by James
Deering. Over 10 acres of formal gardens and fountains.
The house contains 34 rooms with period furnishings.
25 miles west of Miami on the Tamiami Trail.
A 1.4 million acre park complete with endangered species
and many birds and animals. Boats tours are available.
Bahia Mar Yacht Basin in Fort Lauderdale
on A1A, north of 17th Street Causeway.
Sails to a tropical island for an all-you-can-eat dinner
of ribs, shrimp and chicken. The dinner is followed by
a variety show and sing-along. Daily sightseeing cruises
are also available.
New and restored buildings, cafes, hotels, carry the facades
of bright pink, turquois, and peach gleam in the sun.
Take a walk through the Revival-style buildings, many
containing eclectic boutiques and art galleries.