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Coral Gables Museum

285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 603-8067
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Ranked #10 of 12 Attractions in Coral Gables
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The standard commentary on the founding of Coral Gables by the Merrick family is 'ok', and comes across as more of propaganda than anything - I highly doubt the settling of the city with 'volunteer' labour was 'rosy'... However, the temporary exhibition on Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges was stunning. I had never blended... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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201 reviews 201 reviews
122 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are interested in the early years of Coral Gables you can learn much about it at this museum. They also have various specialty exhibits of art.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went with a friend and her kids on a day that they were no charging the entrance...thank you for that. It was a disappointing since it is very small and there is nothing really interesting to see other than the old building (very well maintained).

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Miami, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When we went there was a mini-golf course set up and it was run down and broken--not at all fun to play. The rest of the museum was dedicated to the history of the area and all I learned was that I really didn't care about the history of the area that much.

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Miami, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is an adorable little museum in the heart of Coral Gables. Despite living around the corner it took me over a year to get here (tickets via a deal site- but regular price is about $7 pp). When I visited they had some art installations that were not permanent and were not overly impressive but the real gem in... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A small museum but very much part of the community with events outside on the plaza every week and changing exhibitions and concerts inside

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Miami
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This museum while small compared to others around town , has a quaint and uniqueness of it's own. Always finding interesting and innovative ways to get the local community involved. After all isn't that what museums are suppose to do? From Parcor adventurist jumping off walls to more subdue lessons of Rums from different countries. It really is very informative... More 

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Florida Keys
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is a great museum in a historic building right in downtown Coral Gables. While the museum is a bit light on physical objects/actual artifacts the exhibits are still very engaging and informative. Imaginative use of space and some very creative presentation. We really enjoyed our visit. Do take a moment to explore the spectacular reliefs on the building's exterior... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

A warm welcome awaits you in this charming, medium-sized museum in the historic South Florida town of Coral Gables. Each room contains large photographs, books , plans, contemporary advertisements of one family's dream to create an ideal Spanish-themed town in the early 20th century. A fine story and a fine museum. We also took one of the Saturday morning historic... More 

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Here is a sweet little museum if you are in the area. There is one exhibit about the local history as well as rotating exhibits. We were there during a Philip Johnson Glass House exhibit (not sure why as the home is in CT). We went during a Friday event night, paid a small admission fee and there was a... More 

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