Places to Visit

Larry and Penny Thompson Beach and Waterslide

The newly renovated waterslide features mammoth slides offering park-goers exhilarating twists and turns as sliders spill into a cool refreshing pool, perfect for these hot summer days.  Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or simply looking to enjoy a cool refreshing ride, the waterslide promises a fun-filled adventure for everyone.

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The Cybrarium: A Modern Learning Experience for All Ages

Looking for a modern approach to education and enrichment? Look no further than the Cybrarium. The Cybrarium is not your average library. It's a modern learning hub that combines cutting-edge technology with traditional literacy.

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Museum of Graffiti

Step into the colorful world of graffiti at The Museum of Graffiti, where each wall tells a story, and every tag is a masterpiece. 

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Homestead Bayfront
Park

Whether you're launching your boat or kayak from the marina docks, exploring the beautiful coral reefs, or basking in the natural atoll pool and beach, there's something for everyone at Homestead Bayfront Park.

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Miami Dade Military Museum

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich military heritage of South Florida at the Miami-Dade Military Museum and Memorial. Nestled on the grounds of the WWII Naval Air Station Richmond, right next to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. It is a must-visit for history buffs and patriots alike.

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Fun on the Rails @GCRMrailroad

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is a must-visit destination for both train enthusiasts and families looking for a fun day out.  

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Frost after Dark

Take in art a whole new way at Frost After Dark! No need to RSVP, just drop in!

First Wednesdays 5:00 – 8:00 PM The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum proudly announces its newest offering — Frost After Dark! 

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Redland Koi Gardens

This stunning venue is located at 15600 SW 147 Ave and features majestic oak trees, beautiful ponds filled with some of the best examples of Koi that I’ve ever seen. The gardens boasts rare plants, and statuary that replicates some of the finest gardens in Japan, creating an opulent and serene environment.

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Florida Pioneer Museum

If you're looking for a unique and fascinating way to explore the rich history of Florida's pioneers, look no further than the Pioneer Museum. Located slightly off the beaten track, but well worth the visit, this museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From the moment you step inside, you'll be transported back in time to the days of early Florida settlers. The museum's artifacts are truly remarkable and provide a vivid illustration of the challenges and triumphs of pioneer life.

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Bahia Honda State Park

South Florida is blessed with numerous, beautiful state parks. One of my favorite is Bahia Honda State Park located on Big Pine Key at MM 37 about 2 miles south of the 7 Mile Bridge and approximately 2 hours’ drive from Miami.

The scenery on the drive with the ocean on both sides is beautiful and relaxing so the time just flies by! And, with so much to do and see at Bahia Honda you’ll want to make multiple visits.

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Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum

The Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum, built in 1917, is located in Homestead Historic Downtown District, across the street from the newly renovated Losner Park.

The museum is filled with historical artifacts, copies of photographs of early families and places plus articles about early Homestead.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed, and there are books and cards for sale.  

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Patch of Heaven Sanctuary

Experience old growth tropical hammocks, peaceful paths, historic structures, and native habitat in this 20-acre nature preserve.

Patch of Heaven Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that encourages inner peace and calm through nature immersion experiences, with the belief that balance can be restored one mindful walk, one breath, one tree, one flower at a time.

21900 SW 157th Avenue, Miami, Fl 33170
786-719-9903 [email protected] 

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The Wolfsonian-FIU

Perfectly situated right in the heart of SoBe, at the corner of 10th & Washington, The Wolfsonian-FIU houses more than 200,000 unique objects you won’t see anywhere else. The museum is packed with artifacts from 1850 to 1950 including rare books, paintings, household objects, and more. The Wolfsonian is among the largest university art collections in the country. 

1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

[email protected] | 305.531.1001

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Deering Estate

The Deering Estate preserves the 1920s era Miami estate of Charles Deering. Nestled along the coast in South Dade, the Deering Estate is a cultural asset and historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As a 21st Century museum destination for tourists and local residents, a variety of signature events, programs, tours and classes are offered throughout the year.

The Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. in Miami.

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Homestead Trolley to National Parks

The Homestead National Parks Trolley regular season will run from January 7 - April 9, 2023 and will continue to offer a free guided trolley tour from Downtown Homestead to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks with an additional stop at Homestead Bayfront Park.

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Historic Black Police Precinct Courthouse Museum

The Historic Black Police Precinct Courthouse and Museum is Open for your Safe and Enjoyable Experience. “The Colored Precinct”, as it was called, was built in 1950 in the heart of “Downtown-Overtown”, the most popular and dynamic Black Community in the City of Miami at that time.

This museum is a resting place for historical memorabilia of the first black police officers in the City of Miami.  

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Historic Merrick House Museum

Step back in time to the Roaring Twenties when visiting the Coral Gables Merrick House! 

View 14 rooms on your docent-guided tour, and afterwards stroll the 1.3 acre grounds to see the grotto filled with 10 species of fish, the Heritage Garden, and the lily pond and more.

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Miami Museums

Your FREE entry to art, culture, entertainment and so much more!

Check out a museum pass from your local library and visit one of the many beautiful museums right here in Miami! Just visit your nearest branch library, see staff for availability and use your library card to check out a museum pass.

The Museum Pass offers patrons FREE admission for a family of four to the following family-friendly venues in Miami Dade County.

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The Bass Highlights Guided Tour

Every Saturday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Guests will explore various highlights of the collection, the museum’s architecture and current exhibitions both inside and outside of The Bass through an interactive guided tour.

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Curtiss Mansion

Learn about the life and inventions of Glenn Curtiss, founder of the Curtiss Mansion, Co-founder of Hialeah, Opa-Locka and Miami Springs and father of naval aviation. Special one hour group tours and field trips are available every Saturday, year-round.

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Everglades National Park

Join a Ranger-Led Program!

Everglades National Park is open every day and ranger-led programs are offered every year.

The spring schedule of events is posted in mid-March; the summer schedule in early June; and the fall schedule in early November.

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Stiltsville Guided Historic Tour

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, explore through the northernmost parts of Biscayne National Park to see the alluring historic Stiltsville Houses!

Departing from Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove, Stiltsville tours will take you for an up-close look at the village in the bay. Stiltsville is a reminder of the time when this area was known to be the playground for the wealthy. 

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $66 per Passenger. Free for ages 4 and under.

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20 Free or Almost Free Summer Activities Your Family Will Enjoy

Here are 20 of my favorite family-friendly things to do and places to visit in Miami Dade that I think your family will also enjoy this summer.

Most are free, but those with admission fees won't break the bank!

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Miami Dade Social delivers a much-needed service to our community - a dose of family fun, arts, culture, and entertainment for families in Miami Dade County! Here you'll find out what's happening at the museums, the libraries, art galleries, the movies, farmers markets, fairs, festivals, and of course, we will be spotlighting local businesses!