Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium
The Miami Museum of Science is a dedicated if small institution with exhibits ranging from weather phenomena to creepy crawlies, coral...
Ermita de la Caridad
The Catholic diocese purchased some of the bayfront land from Deering’s Villa Vizcaya estate and built a shrine here for its displaced...
Also rents kayaks. You can purchase 10 hours’ worth of kayaking for $90. This is also a good spot to rent (and learn how to operate)...
Pass the Penzoil please. We know it is cool to tuck restaurants into unassuming spots, but the Citgo station on SW 17th Ave? Really?...
3251 S Miami Ave · interesting places nearby
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens information
They call Miami the Magic City, and if it is, this Italian villa, the housing equivalent of a Fabergé egg, is its most fairy-tale residence. In 1916, industrialist James Deering started a Miami tradition by making a ton of money and building ridiculously grandiose digs. He employed 1000 people (then 10% of the local population) and stuffed his home with 15th- to 19th-century furniture, tapestries, paintings and decorative arts; today, the grounds used for the display of rotating contemporary-art exhibitions.