We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Gotta See This!!”
Review of Coral Castle

Coral Castle
Book In Advance
More Info
US$19.26*
and up
Coral Castle Admission
Ranked #7 of 44 things to do in Homestead
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Chosen TOP 35 out of more than 35,000 Museums in the United States "...guaranteed to be the highlight of your trip." Holiday Lettings from TripAdvisor!! TripAdvisor rates Coral Castle “Top 35 out of 35,000 museums across the U.S.” Top ratings from Yelp, New Times Magazine: “Reader Choice Awards: “Best of Miami” Ed Leedskalnin secretly built Coral Castle at night; excavating, carving, and moving 1,100 tons of coral rock. Experience Coral Castle’s “Love Story”, the History, the Science, and how Ed’s items work even after 93 years! Referred to as a Modern Megalith, Coral Castle is compared to the Ancient Megalith’s of the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge, and is considered by many, to be “one of the Wonder’s of the World”. Since 1923 Scientists, Engineers, Scholars continue to be amazed! See a hand-carved 9-ton gate, a Polaris telescope, the world’s only Sundial with seasons. Enjoy a movie short about the mysteries of Coral Castle, its creator; Edward Leedskalnin. Relax at the Coral Castle Cafe and enjoy our delicious gourmet menu. Visit our unique gift shop with Coral Castle collectables, science, natural stones, jewelry and much more! Seen on the History Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Ancient Aliens, Univision, Telemundo, Sabado Gigante's Don Francisco, BBC! Even Billy Idol wrote his famous song; “Sweet Sixteen” in 1987 about Ed and his Coral Castle, Billy continues to talk about Ed all over the world and sing "Sweet Sixteen" in concerts today. Continuous live tours! Free parking.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This has been on my bucket list since I first heard about it. Definitely worth the trip to see how 5' 100lb. tiny man single-handedly built an outdoor house with multi-ton blocks of stone that he 1) quarried himself and 2) moved BY HIMSELF into position!!! and then crafted into furniture, obelisks, etc. Defines logic and our current understanding of weights & balances. Tour guides take you through the history and shows you all the wonders. Still, you're left with a few definite questions. All the builder would say is that he had figured out how the Pyramids had been built. Good staff who understand it is their job to preserve this unique place. Just go - you'll be talking about it for years!

Thank travelj60
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,154)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"tour guide"
in 89 reviews
"small man"
in 28 reviews
"single man"
in 16 reviews
"ancient aliens"
in 15 reviews
"sun dial"
in 14 reviews
"gift shop"
in 63 reviews
"interesting place"
in 39 reviews
"his life"
in 22 reviews
"roadside attraction"
in 14 reviews
"one of a kind"
in 19 reviews
"interesting history"
in 13 reviews
"little pricey"
in 20 reviews
"tourist trap"
in 17 reviews
"south florida"
in 27 reviews
"key west"
in 15 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 11 reviews
"ed"
in 118 reviews
Filter

27 - 31 of 1,154 reviews

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This is one of those strange places to stop by the side of the rode and visit. The staff is extremely passionate about their job. I think it is overpriced for what it is . If it was hot out it would be a bit oppressive. No shade. Not the best tour for small kids as we observed. There is not a lot to see here, in my opinion.

1  Thank start2day
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LauraMaye1, Owner at Coral Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hello start2day, we appreciate you taking the time to write this review, and would appreciate the opportunity to earn your business back in the future.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We went to this on the recommendation of some friends. They heard a lot more facts than we did on our tour so the tour guide is important.

One good thing is that you just start with the tour group at whatever time you arrive and then just follow up with the next group when it starts. It isn't important on where you are in the tour.

There was a big difference in the amount of useful information the different guides presented. If you get a bad guide I would see if the next one in more informative and then just rehear parts of it.

Thank Elizabeth F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 May 2018

The Coral Castle was well worth the visit! This place has been compared to Stonehenge and the pyramids because no one knows how he moved stones that weigh more than a ton. Be sure to watch the Billy Idle video of "Sweet Sixteen".

Thank hoagieclan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Coral castle is a great attraction.
The physical feat of building this place is impressive, even more impressive were the tour guides enthusiasm and story telling skills. I would highly recommend the coral castle.

Thank Robert K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Coral Castle also viewed

 

Been to Coral Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing