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“Stunning views over the sea” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Barnacle State Historic Site

Barnacle State Historic Site
Ranked #48 of 317 things to do in Miami
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Stunning views over the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This was in the guide book but to be honest it didn't do it justice. It is very interesting if you are interested in plants or the early days of miami and the life then this is perfect for you. Stunning views over the sea when you get to the bottom of the garden.

Visited May 2013
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Oakland Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Green Space in the Middle of the Grove”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Nice state park in the middle of urban Miami. The walkway to the house is very plush and beautiful, green and tropical.
The house is nice, the is a charge to take house tour.
Free if you want to stroll and enjoy the open yard and bay view.
Sad though on both sides of the park are condos that take away a lot of the beauty. Park only open a few days a week, think that's due to state budget cuts.

Visited August 2013
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“use bug spray”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

It's a short walk through the hammocks to the site, but in that short time you will be eaten alive by all the mosquitoes if you don't come prepared. It's a nice little spot for a picnic but there's really not much to see. The waterfront area is pretty small. It's only a $2 donation to get in and a few more for a tour. It's right in downtown Coconut Grove, so a good spot to get away for a short time.

Visited May 2013
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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“nothing to see.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I understand it is historic but honestly there is nothing to see.
If you want go see it, look at water, shrug shoulders and leave.
Then you do not need to visit again for about 20 years..
If you went to eat across the street, drank too much and wanted to burn off the buzz then it will work.

Visited June 2013
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“small park with an old home/museum to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The area is located in Coconut Grove and you can see the museum/home of a pioneer in our area Monroe' old home ,the park itself is small but nice and is on the water,after this visit you can walk to the Grove and eat at many restaurants in the area

Visited September 2012
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