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“The Highlight of Our Miami Adventures !!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129 (Coconut Grove)
305-250-9133
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Ranked #4 of 279 things to do in Miami
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built in 1916 as a winter retreat, this lavish villa is a tribute to the Italian Renaissance. The museum contains much of the original furnishings and artwork, and is surrounded by lush, formal gardens.
Marco Island, Florida
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“The Highlight of Our Miami Adventures !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This place is amazing inside & out ~ a must see but, take your time to view it all. A grand home & gardens on the ocean with one of a kind items. It is truly amazing & I'd say it's a MUST SEE vacation site !!!

Visited November 2013
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“An Island Dream Estate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This spectacular dream home built by businessman James Deering, (1859-1925) of International Harvester, is a mansion in a secluded tropical area, with patio steps in back leading directly onto beautiful Biscayne Bay. The house is filled with treasures from his many European trips and is designed to reflect a variety of periods and styles. The expansive gardens are a mix of Italian and French with plants that thrive in the subtropical climate, statues, and fountains. In 1994 it was designated a National Historic Landmark and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Extraordinarily colorful beauty in a serene setting! This should be a must-see for anyone who loves history and who travels to the Miami area. Open daily 9:30-4:30 except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Visited November 2013
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“Always wanted to go here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I am so glad i finally paid a visit to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. It was only $10 to get in for students. Definitely pay the 5 extra bucks to get the guided tour! Beautiful place to take pictures. My only wish is for them to allow you take pictures inside! Bathrooms were very clean and quite beautiful too!

Visited November 2013
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“Stunning architecture and grounds in need of a "facelift"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Beautiful with hidden and not so hidden gems, worth taking a tour otherwise you will miss out on some of the interesting insights and historically significant stories affiliated with the property. The family of the original owner was unable to perform the upkeep on this magnificent property and the deterioration is evident. While the county took over the ownership and maintenance running tours, and the venue is used as a great place for an event or party, much money needs to be donated to bring the place back to its original grandeur. With all that said, Vizcaya is not to be missed. The location is easy from either Miami or Key Biscayne.

Visited November 2013
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“Vizcaya "A great Attraction for Locals and Tourists"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I'm local and I always bring friends or family visiting the Miami area. It is a great place with wonderful views of the ocean. It is amazing to learn that at first this place was the winter residence of James Deering (talk about money back in the 1900's).

A nice place for a relax walk, take a lot of pictures, walk on the beautiful gardens, see the big house inside and go back to history.

Visited July 2013
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