If you like mysterious stories with incomplete answers, you will appreciate a Coral Castle attraction. It is a story about a man with a genius mind, who purportedly suffered from unrequited love. So, he decided to build a castle, devoted to the love of his youth. What makes this attraction special is that Ed (was his name) built this 'open-air castle' using heavy (several tons!) coral stones without any help! He used simple tools, and he claimed to have learned the secrets of pyramids. He never disclosed any of such secrets to the public. Original Instruments and tools left did not help scientists and engineers either.
Coral Castle is located in Homestead, which is a 40-minute drive from Miami, FL. If you are in the area, it is a good place to visit. Definitely something different. Yet, it is relatively small. So, you will be able to see it all for 1-2 hours. Fees as of February 2013 were $15 per person. Parking is free. Take a guided tour, they are ongoing. It is worth taking a tour, as the guides provide lots of details, which you would not know just looking at the rocks. The place is cool for pictures. Do not get discouraged that it is not a big castle. The story is all worth it! - I am a personal blog writer and love to share my impressions on traveling and other topics. www.theamateurexpert.com