Venetian Pool
Venetian Pool
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The most glamorous municipal pool in the world. Must be 38" tall or 36 months old to enter. Admission prices $3-9.
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1-2 hours
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4.0
902 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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100
Poor
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Terrible
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Soph
59 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
I went there with my friends and we had a great time. We had a lot of fun exploring the cave and going under the waterfall. The workers were nice especially the lifeguards. They have free chairs to sit down if you don’t want that you can rent a lounge chair for $5 you’ll gave it all day. They also provide life jackets. The bathroom was supper clean. I definitely recommend going there with your friends or family. You will not regret it. Go have a relax day okay ⛱
Written August 28, 2021
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Juan Trippe
Elon, NC4 contributions
Jun 2021
I first went there about fifty years ago and hadn't been back in about forty. With so much changing in Miami-Dade this oasis seems frozen in time. Clean, picturesque, not crowded.

Fully-open including bathrooms and grottoes.

The web site for buying a ticket is the only reason this doesn't get the top rating. It would have been handy to know you can pay for a locker.
Written June 4, 2021
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kelly s
1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Friends
First of all other than the bathroom stalls, the locker room/showers are closed. The water temperature was pretty cool. There are no lawn chairs (benches only) and the caves are closed (due to covid). Apparently they are unaware that its the same water flowing into and out of the caves. Other than a pretty surrounding I would not recommend.
Written February 24, 2021
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NYTravelerBD
Westchester County, NY1,216 contributions
Feb 2022
My 8 year old daughter was super excited about visiting the Venetian Pool. We arrived mid-afternoon, several hours before closing, and were shocked and disappointed to see that no more guests would be admitted to the pool due to allegedly full capacity. But we could see clear as day that there were very few people in the pool, and it was really disheartening to be locked out of this type of unique experience.

I'm all for covid safety and reasonable limitations on visitors to allow for social distancing, but this is a MASSIVE pool and I don't think more than 15 or so people were in it. So why not let in some more? Very disappointing and not a good look!
Written February 28, 2022
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lisa j
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Arrived at the pool and paid over $80 to get in. 15 mins into our time here a thunder storm came and they closed they pool for over an hour. Then finally they opened the pool again for 20 mins only to close it again. They wouldn’t give us a refund or allow us to use the ticket the next day despite not even using the pool because THEY closed it. Please check the weather before you come here or they will take your money.
Written June 9, 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia15,388 contributions
Jan 2020
I visited this terrific pool during my last Miami trip 12 y ago and I liked it very much.
This time I wanted to show it to my kids, so we drove there on purpose some day at the beginning of Jan.
Unfortunately, it was closed and fenced all around like it was in the renovation process.
We peeked through and saw the pool empty.
Check before you're going if it's open.
Written February 5, 2020
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AJoeytraveling
Kissimmee, FL171 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
We had 3 hours of fun in the sun here . The pool is beautiful & well kept. A little cool at first, but we quickly acclimated & enjoyed it as refreshing in the heat. The facilities were easy to use & we're so happy we took advantage of going to this historic place in beautiful Coral Gables! The landscaping was tropical & we enjoyed going into the cave & seeing & hearing the waterfalls. I was a little surprised it was so deep everywhere. I'm 5'5" & could barely touch bottom, so had to swim or tread water when in the pool. We spent a little bit of time in the kiddy pool just sunning. There's can addition charge for lounge chairs. We purchased, but honestly hardly used because we stayed in the pool or sat on the edge. You can rent a locker for $5.
Written April 7, 2022
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HelenA
27 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Historical pool with man made waterfalls and caves. Lots of loungers and a sand pit. Pool area really big with area for children. Very good value for money- check closing times Oct/ Nov
Written December 9, 2022
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sinnelizer
Los Angeles, CA15 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
Tourists! Don't let locals fool you! Don't even think of going there! You'll spend over $100 for all necessary add-ons! Look (excluding entrance fee): $16+ taxes for cheap short towels (they are only available for purchase), $10+ taxes for renting lockers, $10+ for renting chairs, no inside food or even drinks allowed! Enjoy you soda for purchase ($5+) per can! Speeches! Add to all the described above that they close all capes and attractions inside, so you have access only to the pool. Worth it?! Absolutely not!! Grab a towel at you hotel and go to the Ocean Drive.
Written November 7, 2017
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FourWeeks
Orlando, FL4 contributions
May 2014
We visited the Venetian Pool today, here's our thoughts & observations...we got there 20 mins before opening time (10 am) & there was already a short line. Parking will definitely be an issue if you don't get there early - just obey the signs & you'll be fine, plenty of space to drop the rest of family & belongings at the entrance so the driver can look for a space. The line is single file with what appears to be one cashier, birthday parties check in this line as well & take longer to process than a normal transaction - just be patient :) Restrooms/locker & showers appeared to be very clean at the start of the day - we left at 1:00 & they still looked pretty good for the amount of people there. We opted for the locker $10.00 ($5.00 fee & $5.00 refunded if you return the coin before you leave) & $5.00 for a lounge chair - it appears you can bring your own "camping/chair in a bag" or snag one of the benches or picnic tables - once again, get there early!!! The water was extremely refreshing - for some this means cold - we come from central Florida (land of the springs) so we were prepared for the water to be cold - it really was very nice. Just jump in & go for it!!! We did order some snacks from the cafe on site - we were happy with the quality & price of the food & drinks. The menu is
posted on the website. Be sure to check out the pictures on the walls near the exits for a little history on the place. Overall the employees were very friendly, we had a great time, and will be back the next time we're in town. The only suggestion we would make is to have a separate area/line for party check in & coin return for the locker deposit, but we do understand that space & budget restrictions might prevent this.
Written May 31, 2014
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