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Address: 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133
Phone Number: 305-448-9445
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Not worth a special visit unless you are in the area.

My title says it all. I wandered into it whilst staying in the area and was pleased to have done so but don't make a special trip!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
Simon D
Amersham, United Kingdom

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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225 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A walk in the forest to reach a large grass area where you are supposed to imagine the life of ancient pioneers settled in the area, with the help of a reconstructed house. The view on the bay is nice though.

Thank aa27
Amersham, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My title says it all. I wandered into it whilst staying in the area and was pleased to have done so but don't make a special trip!

Thank Simon D
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I didn't arrive at the right time to see the interior of the house so was just able to walk around the extremely small park. There is a short walk through a very narrow forest, then the ugly house, a large lawn and the water. None of it was particularly attractive or interesting.

1 Thank ColinL675
Dayton, Ohio
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We lived in the area for a couple of years and we were visiting the area again with friends last week and decided to travel to Coconut Grove. We literally stumbled upon the park by accident and decided to take the nice shady walk through Barnacle Park. We enjoyed seeing all the lush and pristine vegetation and trees along the... More 

1 Thank Thomas P
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

July is HOT in Florida and I usuaully stay inside as much as possible. Our visit, while hot, was very tolerable, although a visit in Feruary would propanly be superb. We vivisited around mid-day and the visit was nice. We opted to stay for the house tour (although just touring the property is amazing). The house itself was really an... More 

1 Thank digidoc
Fort Lauderdale
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I used to be a "Grove" local, but moved to Broward in 2000. When I lived there, I visited the Barnacle often. It's been years since I have been there and I'm delighted to report that this is still a must see historic landmark if you are visiting Coconut Grove. The property is perfectly maintained and I loved the recent... More 

1 Thank Dawn-ohbehave
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167 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Spending a holiday in Miami and staying in Coconut Grove, we found this lovely place. Passed the entrance while walking home from a restaurant and read about it, so went the next morning. Lush vegetation as you walk down to the main house, lots of little lizards scuttling about, some beautiful trees to be seen. The house tours were not... More 

3 Thank jane j
Miami, Florida
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

It's a great evening of music and having a good time with friends. We go to almost all of the Friday night concerts.

2 Thank John B
Miami Lakes, Florida
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I went there by coincidence. I was walking around Coconut grove and I found this park that the entry was free. I said let's go! It was pretty awesome. Beautiful view! Very relaxing.

2 Thank Massiel R
metro area Washington, DC
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129 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Barnacle State Part sets off of Main Avenue in the heart of Coconut Grove. A walk down the path through lush tropical vegetation leads to the old homestead of Commodore Ralph Monroe built in 1891. Commodore Monroe was a highly respected yacht designer of his time. The small estate sits on Biscayne Bay and the grounds are lovely place to... More 

3 Thank jeweltones

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