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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129 (Coconut Grove)
305-250-9133
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Ranked #4 of 120 Attractions in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is one of the most magnificent museums to be seen in the continental United States, containing an extremely important... more »
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Miami, Florida, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A great choice for an afternoon promenade (especially in cooler months, although beautiful all year long!) for adults, couples, families with teens, but probably not so interesting for younger kids. Beautiful formal gardens, fountains & mansion on Biscayne bay. Fantastic for photography & architectural interest. Easy access by car or Metro-rail (direct access- Viscaya Station) A must-see Miami treasure!!

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We decided to drive across the street to Vizcaya after visiting the Miami Museum of Science. We drove down the long driveway through a beautiful dense forest and were approached by a creepy parking attendant lurking behind the foliage.There had never been a parking fee the many times we visited in the past? I don't know if he wanted to... More

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Houston
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We read the reviews and thought this might be a good place to visit for an hour or two while in Miami. Once we got there, we took the audio tour, and it was so fantastic that we stopped in every room, had lunch, and then toured the gardens. So we ended up spending half a day! It shows what... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Opulence and peacefulness around the grounds and in the mansion. The orchid atrium was a little space but might have been the heat or time of year? The grounds were beautiful to walk around. We had a coupon which they let us redeem and the seniors had a better price too. The gift shop was very nice and the lady... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It is a must see place if you are in Miami. Enjoy all the different styles of architecture in every room. Send at least half of the day there. Don't forget to explore the garden too :)

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking experience. It is pretty rare to visit a house museum that actually has its original pieces as part of the exhibit, especially pieces of art, fixtures and furnishings as beautiful as the ones James Deering collected. We were first introduced to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens through our tour guide through Big Bus Tours Miami and I've never heard of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The gardens of Vizcaya are beautiful. There's so much to see. The inside is okay, but pretty repetitive since it's mostly just bedrooms. If you're looking for a museum to view different works of art... then this isn't for you.

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Mason, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The house is nice but I was most impressed by the landscape of the many gardens, fountain areas, gazebos, trees and flowers. You've got to do this while you are in Miami. It's absolutely stunning, and some of the coolest collection of random antiques that I've ever seen.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you think people in Miami love showing off, this is the place that started the trend. Opulent is an understatement. James Deering had money to burn, and he burned through quite a lot of it building this place and furnishing it inside. The house has plenty of history inside and is an excellent demonstration of environmental conservation outside. The... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I visited Vizcaya museum and gardens and must say its a beautiful place to visit. I went during the summer, so it is hot!!!!! Dress appropriate and wear comfy shoes. We saw dolphins, engaged couples taking pics and did a tour of the mansion. There's a lot of photo ops however keep in mind that they don't allows pics to... More

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