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Coral Castle Museum

28655 S Dixie Highway, Homestead, FL 33033
305- 248-6345
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$65*
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75%
Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Homestead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: If you had visited Coral Castle in the 1940s you would have been...
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Type: Castles, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: If you had visited Coral Castle in the 1940s you would have been greeted enthusiastically by a man weighing a mere 100 pounds and standing just over 5 feet tall. He would have asked you for ten cents admission and introduced you to his fantasy world. Since it is documented that no one ever witnessed Ed's labor in building his beloved Coral Castle, some have said he had supernatural powers. Ed would only say that he knew the secrets used to build the ancient pyramids and if he could learn them, you could too. Today, you can tour the Coral Castle with our tour guides. Narration available in English, Spanish, French or German, Japanese, and Russian. Features of the Coral Castle Museum include a 9-ton gate, a Polaris telescope. We invite you to witness for yourself what millions saw on national TV's "Ancient Aliens" "Sabado Gigante's Don Francisco" "Good Morning America" "That's Incredible" "In Search Of..." "You Asked For It!" and "Ripley's Believe It or Not". Billy Idol wrote his hit song, "Sweet Sixteen" just for us. Coral Castle is one of the Top 10 Historic Hot Spots in South Florida!!
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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I was dying of curiosity to see this place I'd read about and it is definitely a marvel. But I would nevertheless pay 16 bucks for it again. There isn't anything to keep you longer than half an hour and the people who work there are unfriendly and rude, aside from the tour guide. They know they have a tourist... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I had wanted to see this since I saw it featured on that's incredible in 1981. A little pricey, but over all, worth it for us. Guides are passionate about the place. The tools are interesting. The concessions had a good root beer float. We spent two hours there. This isn't something I'd make a special trip for as we... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Waste of time. Doesn't worth the trip to there. We have 20 ○/○ off but even like that i still consider that was a big waste of time. They will tell you a 5 minutes rock history in about one hour under the killing heat of the sun.

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Jupiter
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is not a large site, but very interesting and well guided tour. The story of the man who built it all by himself is quite incredible. Also all his inventions. You will think about him many times after your visit.

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Boston suburbs
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stopped in on a recent trip and found a great exhibit or display of what a single person is capable of if they put their heart and life into a project. Really, no mysteries here, just a lot of hard work by a very intelignent individual. Very helpful tour guides explain many of the items on the grounds. Well worh... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My husband was excited to see this as we had seen a documentary on tv about it. When we arrived we were a little disappointed as it's much smaller than we realized. It is still neat, but don't think it's worth 15/person admission. We had a living social deal for 2 for 1 admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We wanted to see this for a long time. It truly is impressive. They sell a good book in the gift shop, called coral castle by Rusty McClure and Jack Heffron. Recommend that book. Very well researched and helpful. The book also talks about another man named Wally Wallington of Flint, Michigan. He too is constructing with heavy stones, another... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

When we first drove in i thought..oh just another tourist trap...but by the time we were finished with the tour and walking the grounds, all i could think of is "What an amazing feat of love and devotion" . It also really shows you the possibilities of how the pyramids were built.. it is a top ten world wonder to... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stop by and learn the story of Latvian born Ed Leedskalnin: A 5'0", 100 pound man who seemingly defied the laws of gravity and physics by single-handedly building a castle constructed of coral blocks some of which weighing up to 24 tons. My family and I were walking around with our mouths open and shaking our head in amazement as... More 

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Homestead, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We haven't visited for a very long time, however the last time I went it was - okay. You walk around by yourself and tour a small area, and that's it. Nothing else to it.

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