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“Historic Old Florida, spectacular views”
Review of Deering Estate

Deering Estate
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Ranked #26 of 352 things to do in Miami
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Deering Estate is a Miami-Dade County Park and a 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm (October - May). The Historic House Tours and Natural Areas Tour are included with Estate admission: $12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14).
Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Historic Old Florida, spectacular views”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

This is another great place to take out of town guests. Not only do you experience some Florida history but kayak tours, cycling tours and classes are also offered. In the summer months it can get hot so be prepared to dress lightly and use mosquito repellant. the views are worth it. It's lovely!

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Cutler Ridge, Florida
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“History in South Dade”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Great place....a lot of history! Two houses, wine cellar,and trails to explore and learn about.

Visited March 2012
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Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“One of the great attractions in Miami”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

It is off the beaten path but it is worth the trip. I live nearby and I have been to concerts there which were lovely. I recently went to a memorial service for a dear friend which was held there and it was a moving experience, the grounds are lovely and the lawn going down to the bay is inspiring. Seagulls and frigate birds fly overhead and you have a sense of the naturific side of Florida.The mansion is lovely and you go back in timewhile walklng through the house and the gardens. Once a month there are moonlight kayak trips.. a must do for the adventurous!

Visited June 2011
Thank jane b
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418 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Biggest Backyard On The Bay!”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

Lots to explore here from the House to the trails. The views of Biscayne Bay are panoramic, great place to capture some special photos. They are always doing some kind of event from paranormal to lectures and art shows to seafood festivals. Great place to visit. Family friendly for sure.

Visited May 2012
Thank southmiamijill
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“Best 19 century view of Biscayne Bay.”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Fair warning, my family knew the Deering heirs and I have spent many years writing about the area history.
Given much of what is there now is an interpretation of the what was there when the state acquired it from the Deering heirs 20 something years ago. There is still in, some form, the prehistoric sink holes,an Indian burial site, a 19 century freshwater spring the original settlers site. Eventually Henry Flagler's surveyor (Richmond) used his influence to turn the orginal stucture into the Southren most hotel in 1903 and along with the Perrine heirs, tied to illegally claim, subdivide and sell most of what is now south Dade. The place has a rich history of settlers and scofflaws. Now the estate is gentrified, air conditioned and in some parts a complete rebuild to look old. Some early misguided bureaucrats tied to morph it into a period hotel complete with commerial kitchen and full baths crammed into what was orginally huge rooms opened on three sides.
Still more of south florida's short history seems to centered on this location it's easy to see why Deering was buying up all he could right up intil his death.

Oh and the view...Again it is manufactured both by Deering and again after Andrew by the county. Still it is pristeen in the sense you are not aware of the waterfront development which covers the coast now from key west to Jacksonville , which as noted early, comes at a cost. It's a long way from South Beach, literally and figuratively.

Thank Soundmiami
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