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“Interesting history behind this place.”
Review of Coral Castle

Coral Castle
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US$19.26*
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Coral Castle Admission
Ranked #7 of 44 things to do in Homestead
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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, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Kinda expensive for your time, but over all, an interesting place to check out when you are in thea rea!

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

One of a kind attraction with considerate and well-informed guides. How he carved and moved the blocks of limestone and coral remains a mystery.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing what one small man accomplished. Take a guided tour then tour again at your pace and take pictures. Just amazing!!!

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

This is a fascinating attraction. The tours are continuous, which means you enter and leave anytime. You do not need to wait for a tour time. While I had some knowledge of the site, my husband had none. When we finished the tour he was really glad I dragged him
It is an easy site to walk around. The tour guides were friendly and seemed well informed.
The tour lasts about an hour, allow yourself 90 minutes and then drive a few minutes north on Hiway 1 to get an excellent lunch or dinner at Shiver's Bar-b-que
There are bathrooms on site. Small gift shop too.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Yes,"Rock Gate Park" Mr Ed named right his creation,after hi died the new owner named Coral Castle,and that renaming creating some confusion.
Please don't expect to see something like any of the 12th century mega Castle,but you will not disappointed if you see it the way was intended to be seen.
To get the long story short, Agnes his fiance told him one day before the wedding,she did not want to merry him because he was to old.Agnes was 10 years younger than Ed.
The "Rock Gate" was created by Mr Ed in the mind to provide a unique home to his "Sweet Sixteen"and his family.
He dedicated his rest of the life to creating an UNIQUE home,and dreaming to one day Agnes will change his mind.
You really have to go and turn the THREE-TON GATE, then the rocks will tell the full story,just in case you don't speak the rock language,your tour guide will tell you the full story. All of the tour guides are very experienced and passionate about the every little details about Mr ED Rock Gate.
To mention some of Ed's engineering marvels he incorporated to his home design by himself, then you may think it will be at list interesting to check it out.
Just to name couple of unique "home improvements of Mr Ed:
Polaris Telescope,Moon Fountain,Sun Dial,1000 pounds of rocking coral chair.
Hop the 'Coral Castle" will make it to your "bucket list " you will be not disappointed.

Thank Ungaro1036
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