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“Nice walk near the bay”
Review of Deering Estate

Deering Estate
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Ranked #30 of 351 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 4 Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice walk near the bay”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

There is a nice walk around the grounds and a tour of the house. A few hours to see the entire property. The best time is to go to one of the festivals that are held often on the grounds.

Visited November 2011
1 Thank mkjcl
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Peaceful retreat in the middle of the city.”
Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Being from South Florida, I had never been to this place since it was closed for several years after Hurricane Andrew. It is a true hidden gem. The grounds are stunning with amazing views of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic. There are so few visitors you don't feel rushed. Pack a picnic and enjoy sitting under the towering royal palms overlooking the grounds. The staff is so friendly and welcoming...unlike the rest of Miami! This is a must-see for visitors and locals alike.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nice Attraction”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Our Grandson was visiting and as he is a teenager we were looking for something interesting for him to do. Took him to Deering Estate and at first he was quite disappointed due to the mosquitoes being bad as it had recently rained. However, when we got inside he really started to enjoy himself. Even though the buildings have A/C it was still a bit warm but it wasn't a problem. This place was lliterally destroyed by Hurricane Andrew and has been renovated to its original splender. If you get a chance take a self guided tour of Deering Estate, you won't be sorry.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank Tim P
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Orlando, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice Piece Of Property”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Glad it was free the day we went. Not really furnished to the period as other historic homes are. Wine cellar was neat, though. Maybe pass on this one...

Visited July 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2012

The Deering property is a gem. It is almost always a peaceful and restful experience. The property is so infrequently visited you might think it a secret. Even those living here have not a clue where it is and what it is.
Two old style historic homes sit on this waterfront property. Absolutley nothing glitzy, this is the most serene place in all of Miami. On a good day (weekday) you might be the only visitor on the property. That’s special. Barnacle House in Coconut Grove has some similarities, but doesn’t shine a candle to the Deering property.
You learn some history about the original owner, Charles Deeering. Charles’s brother built Vizcaya, the very opulent over the top mansion nearer downtown—far more popular and a very busy place located next to downtown Miami. The Deering property is located in Palmetto Bay, south of the City of Miami, Coral Gables and Pinecrest.
Be prepared to sit on the front porch of the two houses to take in the amazing beauty of the place. It is waterfront heaven. There are no concessions here. You don’t come here looking for a gift shop. There are restrictions as to the kinds of activities you can enjoy while visiting. For example, no you don’t bring a Frisbee or a ball. There is an enormous front lawn on which you can picnic and where young ones can run and play. I would recommend your planning a picnic: bring a small cooler with lunch, and a blanket. They also have picnic tables under the gigantic Royal Palms. Children might enjoy wandering through the two houses but be forewarned, the children may be bored. With only the top floor of each house closed off, you can walk through the houses and get a feel for what life would be like if the place were your’s. Take Old Cutler Road to SW 168th Street (Palmetto Bay)—worth the drive.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Rib8
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