Miami Living - Places - Sites - Miami, Florida, USA

Places such as parks, buildings, public gardens and zoos, notable buildings, libraries, interesting places; see also the listings for Venues, Museums, Neighborhoods, Dining, and Housing; see Activities for cultural centers
  • Bayfront Pk: park on Biscayne Bay; 12 hectares; beach, rock garden, waterfall, fountain, tower, monuments (Challenger Memorial, Veterans’ Memorial, Mildred and Claude Pepper Fountain, statues of Claude Pepper and Christopher Columbus, Centennial Time Capsule); site for many special events and concerts: The Bayfront Park Amphitheater (10,000 seats), Tina Hills Pavilion (1,000 seats), nearby Bicentennial Park
  • Bayside Mkt: popular shopping mall on Biscayne Bay; curves around Miamarina
  • Barnacle Pk: Barnacle Historic State Park; Commodore Ralph Munroe's 19th-century home and boathouse; in Coconut Grove on Biscayne Bay
  • Beaches: List from the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Biscayne NP: Biscayne National Park; Biscayne Bay shoreline, water (95% of park is water), and islands; 700 square kilometers; underwater coral reefs and marine life; mangrove forest; Dante Fascell Visitor Center
  • Biscane Nature Ctr: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center; in Crandon Park on the north end of Key Biscayne; mangroves, sand dunes, fossilized rock reef, ocean, and uplands
  • Botanical Flamingo: 24 hectare gardens; rare, exotic and native plants; citrus groves; Wray Botanical Collection; Aviary; Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary; Wray Home
  • Botanical Fruit&Spice: Fruit & Spice Park Botanical Garden; 14 hectare tropical park; fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and nuts; mango, bananas, bamboo; owned and operated by the Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department
  • Botanical Fairchild: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; taxonomically arranged tropical plants, emphasizing palms, cycads, flowering trees, vines, and fruit trees; International Mango Festival, Richard H. Simons Rainforest, William F. Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion
  • Buildings Emporis: Emporis coverage of Miami buildings; Skycrapers, architecture, buildings, real estate, and construction news; from Emporis databases on buildings and the real-estate industry
  • Buildings Skyline: Miami Herald's skyline diagrams; shows buildings completed, planned, underconstruction, and preliminary
  • Cape FL Pk: Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park; beach; historic lighthouse with view of the beach, Miami and Biscayne Bay; on Key Biscayne
  • Coral Castle: sculpted by Edward Leedskalnin from 1920 to 1940; National Register of historic places; Homestead
  • Coral Gables: City of Coral Gables; municipality on Biscayne Bay southwest of Miami; planned community developed by George Merrick in the 1920's; noted international villages sites
  • CVB: Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Deering Estate: The Deering Estate at Cutler; Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department and The Deering Estate Foundation; Historic Richmond Cottage and Deering's Stone House; 178 hectares of pine rockland habitat
  • Everglades: Everglades National Park; 6,000 km2 subtropical preserve; American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee; temperate and tropical plant communities, including sawgrass prairies, mangrove and cypress swamps, pinelands, and hardwood hammocks; marine and estuarine environments; International Biosphere Reserve; World Heritage Site; Wetland of International Importance; National Park Service
  • Holocaust Memorial: in memory of victims of the Holocaust; environmental sculpture by Kenneth Treister; at Meridian Avenue and Dade Blvd; dedicated 1990
  • Historic: Miami-area National Register of Historic Places; sites in the Miami area; National Park Service
  • Keys Sanctuary: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary; 9,600 square kilometers surrounding Keys; coral barrier reef
  • Libraries List: List of area libraries; provided by Libweb; gives link to official Web site and information link; includes academic, public, and special libraries
  • Library MD: Miami-Dade Public Library System
  • Loxahatchee NWR: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge; 597 square kilometers of Everglades habitat; American alligator and snail kite; just to the northwest of Miami; US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Marinas: Information about municipal marinas from the City of Miami; Miamarina, Dinner Key Marina, Marine Stadium Marina
  • Miami Beach: City of Miami Beach; municipality between Biscane Bay and the Atlantic Ocean
  • Monastery: Ancient Spanish Monastery, St. Bernard de Clairvaux; Monastery built in Sacramenia, Spain during 1133-1141; purchased, dismantled, and transported to the US by William Randolph Hearst in 1925
  • Monkey Jungle: Hundreds of primates running free in a 12-hectare preserve; Java monkey troop; orangutans, gibbons, guenons, spider monkeys, and colobus
  • Parrot Jungle: Bird shows; home for 1,100 tropical birds, 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers; trained bird show
  • Parking: Miami Parking Authority; locate parking spaces; pay parking;
  • Parks: Miami-Dade Park and Recreation
  • Pennekamp Pk: John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park; 240 square kilometer underwater park; on US highway 1 at mile marker 102.5, north of Key Largo in the Florida Keys, about 70 km south of Miami
  • Seaquarium: Marine park; Swim with Dolphins program
  • Underline, The: a 16km planned urban park and trail
  • Venetian Pool: Famous swimming pool in Coral Gables; carved from coral rock quarry; National Register of Historic Places
  • Zoo: Miami MetroZoo; over 100 hectares of grounds
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