#1 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
28655 S Dixie Hwy Homestead FL - 305-248-6344
~2.46 miles from Princeton city center
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Coral Castle is a stone structure created by the Latvian-American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin north of the city of Homestead, Florida in Miami-Dade County at the intersection of U.S. 1 (South Dixie Highway) and Southwest 157th Ave. The structure comprises numerous megalithic stones (mostly limestone, formed from coral), each weighing several tons
#2 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
~5.76 miles from Princeton city center
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Homestead-Miami Speedway is a race track in Homestead, Florida southwest of Miami. It plays host to Ford Championship Weekend, the final races of the season in the IRL IndyCar Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series and the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. The NASCAR races are currently all sponsored by Ford Motor Company, taking the names Ford 400, Ford 300, and Ford 200, respectively.
In 2009 Homestead became the home to a total of five season-ending racing series events, with the GAINSCO Auto Insurance Indy 300 finale for the IRL IndyCar Series as well as the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series moving to October from their traditional early season slots.
#3 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Zoological Society of Florida
12400 Sw 152nd St miami FL - 305/232-5315
~6.80 miles from Princeton city center
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The Zoological Society of Florida and Zoo Miami's mission is to encourage an appreciation for the world's wildlife and to help conserve it for future generations.
Zoo Miami Quick Facts*
Owned and operated by the Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department
Over 100 exhibits
740 total acres; 327 acres developed
Over 3 miles of walkways
More than 2,000 animals, representing over 500 species
Over 40 endangered species
Over 70 species of birds in the Wings of Asia Aviary
10,000 - 15,000 Italian honey bees exhibited in Dr. Wilde's World
More than 1000 species of trees, palms and other plants
Hundreds of orchids in the trees cared for by Eastern Airlines Orchid Society
#4 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Miami Metro Zoo
12400 Sw 152nd St Miami FL
~6.80 miles from Princeton city center
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Miami MetroZoo is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida. It is located in southern unincorporated Miami-Dade County southwest of the city of Miami and west of the village of Palmetto Bay. It houses over 1,200 wild animals and is the only subtropical zoo in the continental United States. The zoo is on 740 acres (3.0 km2), 300 of which are developed. It is 3 mi (5 km) around if walked on the path, and has over 80 exhibits
#5 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum
~6.80 miles from Princeton city center
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The Gold Coast Railroad Museum (reporting mark GCOX) is located in Miami, Florida.
It was founded in 1956. The museum was built on the former Naval Air Station Richmond (NASR). With over three miles of tracks, the old base was an ideal place to build a railroad museum.
One of the most important exhibits is the Presidential Car "Ferdinand Magellan". The museum also has a collection of rail transport modelling.
#6 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Cloisters of the Monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux
~7.63 miles from Princeton city center
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St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church is a medieval Spanish monastery cloister which was built in the town of Sacramenia in Segovia, Spain, in the 12th century but dismantled in the 20th century and shipped to New York in the United States. It was eventually reassembled in North Miami Beach, Florida, where it is now an Episcopal church and tourist attraction. It is the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere.
#7 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Wings Over Miami Museum
~8.08 miles from Princeton city center
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Wings Over Miami Museum is well worth a visit, the aircraft are well turned out and fill the available space .Good displays and a well stocked shop.
Very easy to find, the volunteers who man the museum are friendly and enthusiastic.
#8 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Deering Estate at Cutler
~9.40 miles from Princeton city center
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Charles Deering Estates consists of a three floor wooden house and a three floor stone mansion on a 440 acres (1.8 km2) property in Palmetto Bay, Florida in the United States. The site is now known as the Deering Estate at Cutler.
It was the home of Charles Deering, son of William Deering, founder of Deering Harvester Company, and brother of millionaire industrialist James Deering.
Charles used the property regularly between 1916 and 1927. The property was ravaged by Hurricane Andrew in 1992 (with the original wooden house taken off its foundation), but has been restored and reopened to the public in the year 2000.
The grounds have what is thought to be the largest virgin coastal tropical hardwood hammock in the contiguous U.S. The estate, located at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue on Biscayne Bay...
#9 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
~9.72 miles from Princeton city center
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Kendall is a census-designated place and an unincorporated suburban Miami community in Miami-Dade County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the area had a total population of 75,226.
While the defined boundaries of the community have been labeled Kendall by the US Census Bureau, locals often included western communities, such as The Hammocks, Country Walk, The Crossings, Kendale Lakes, Kendall West, and Three Lakes, as part of Kendall.
The Kendall area is also home to one of the largest Colombian American populations in the State of Florida. Over 11,000 Colombians live in the area, mostly concentrated in the western fringes (West of the Florida Turnpike), in the census-designated places of The Hammocks, Country Walk, The Crossings, Kendale Lakes, Kendall West and Three Lakes, where they ma...
#10 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Everglades National Park
~11.07 miles from Princeton city center
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Everglades National Park is a national park in the U.S. state of Florida. The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, it contains the southern 25 percent of the original Everglades marshland region of southwestern Florida. It is visited by one million people each year, and it is the third-largest national park in the lower 48 states after Death Valley National Park and Yellowstone National Park. It has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance, only one of three locations in the world to appear on all three lists.
Unlike most other U.S. national parks, Everglades National Park was created to protect a fragile ecosystem instead of safeguarding a geographic feature. Thirty-six species designated as threate...
#11 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Fairchild Tropical Garden
~13.54 miles from Princeton city center
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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a 33 ha (83 acre) botanic garden, with extensive collections of rare tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering trees and vines, located in Coral Gables, Florida, USA.
The garden was established in 1938 by Robert H. Montgomery (1872-1953), an accountant, attorney, and businessman with a passion for plant-collecting. It was named for his good friend David Fairchild (1869-1954), one of the great plant explorers. Dr. Fairchild's extensive travels brought many important plants to the United States, including mangos, alfalfa, nectarines, dates, horseradish, bamboos and flowering cherries. He retired to Miami in 1935, but many plants still growing in the Garden were collected and planted by Dr. Fairchild, including a giant African baobab tree. With t...
#12 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
~14.78 miles from Princeton city center
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Whether you are looking for a good workout, a great place to relax in the fresh air, or the perfect spot for a picnic, Tropical Park is ideal. One of the largest parks in town, it features four lakes, separate football, soccer, and softball fields, plus racquetball, volleyball, and basketball courts. Other park activities include swimming, sunbathing, freshwater fishing and fishing contests, paddle boating, and bicycling, with boat and bicycle rentals available weekends and holidays.
#13 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Martin Z. Margulies Sculpture Park
Miami Beach FL
~15.73 miles from Princeton city center
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Located on the 26-acre Florida International University campus, the Martin Z. Margulies Sculpture Park features a priceless collection of sculptures and outdoor art pieces.
#14 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
A. D. Barnes Park
3401 Southwest 72nd Ave Miami FL - 305-662-4124
~15.78 miles from Princeton city center
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A.D. Barnes Park is a 65-acre park nestled in the heart of one of Miami’s busiest areas.
#15 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Art Museum At Fiu
University Park Campus Pc110 Miami FL - 305-348-2890
~15.79 miles from Princeton city center
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#16 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
University of Miami
~15.87 miles from Princeton city center
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The University of Miami (informally referred to as UM, U of M, U Miami, Miami, or simply The U) is a private, non-sectarian university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables, Florida. In addition to its main campus, the University of Miami maintains a medical campus in Miami city proper at the Miami Civic Center and a marine research facility on Virginia Key.
As of 2009, the university currently enrolls 15,629 students in 12 separate colleges, including a medical school, law school, and a school focused on the study of oceanography and atmospheric sciences. These colleges offer approximately 115 undergraduate, 114 master’s, 51 doctoral, and two professional areas of study. The University's students represent all 50 states and 148 foreign countries. With more than...
#17 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
11401 NW 12th Street 33172 FL
~17.76 miles from Princeton city center
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#18 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
~17.76 miles from Princeton city center
Hotels Close to Coconut Grove
Coconut Grove is a neighborhood located in the City of Miami, Florida in Miami-Dade County, United States. The borders of the neighborhood are approximately defined as north of Battersea Road, east of LeJeune Road, south of US 1, west of Rickenbacker Causeway and west of Biscayne Bay. It is south of the Brickell and The Roads neighborhoods, and east of Coral Gables. The neighborhood's name has been sometimes spelled Cocoanut Grove but the definitive spelling Coconut Grove was established when the city was incorporated in 1919.
What is today referred to as Coconut Grove was formed in 1925 when the city of Miami annexed two areas of about equal size, the city of Coconut Grove and most of the town of Silver Bluff. Coconut Grove approximately corresponds to the same area as the 33133 zip code...
#19 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Miami International Mall
Miami FL - 305-593-1775
~17.93 miles from Princeton city center
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#20 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Carvnival Resorts and Casinos
3250 Mary St # 500 Coral Gables FL - 305-445-2493
~18.02 miles from Princeton city center
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#21 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Miami City Hall
~18.08 miles from Princeton city center
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Attraction type: Government building
Address: 3500 Pan American Dr. Miami, FL 33133
Tel: 305 250 5400
#22 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
~18.29 miles from Princeton city center
Hotels Close to Coral Gables
Coral Gables (sometimes referred to as The Gables) is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, southwest of Downtown Miami, in the United States. The city is known as the home of the University of Miami.
The population was 42,249 at the 2000 census. According to U.S Census estimates in 2005, the city had a population of 42,871
#23 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
MACC - Miami Airport Convention Center
~18.32 miles from Princeton city center
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#24 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
~18.38 miles from Princeton city center
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Although there are plenty of gators to see here, this attraction also includes several other wild animals. During the 30-minute wildlife show, visitors can see panthers and other exotic inhabitants of the Everglades. The bravest souls can also have themselves photographed with an alligator. But the high point of a trip to Gator Park is likely to be the airboat tour; unlike other tour companies, this park guarantees at least one alligator sighting.
#25 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Coral Reef Yacht Club
Coconut Grove FL
~18.41 miles from Princeton city center
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#26 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Miami Beach FL
~18.46 miles from Princeton city center
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Great paved trails for rollerblading or jogging. Scenic, with the Mangroves (watch out for the Saltie that sometimes shows up in the pond. Crocodiles aren't as nice as alligators.) and the bay is beautiful. There is a dog park, one of the first official dog parks in Miami. The paved trail leads you out of the park into Coconut Grove downtown, or north towards Key Biscayne. Also, you've got AC's Icees in the parking lot (See review of AC's.) to cool you off on a hot day or fill you up with a Sabrett's Hot Dog. This park is strikingly clean, too, for a Miami park, but also for being so close to Downtown CoGrove.
There is a playground area on the south side of the park, and there are trees that provide great shade for picnics.
You'll see locals playing volleyball on the sand courts...
#27 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
117 Majorca Ave Coral Gables FL - 305-476-1525
~18.66 miles from Princeton city center
Hotels Close to Foxwoods Casino
Foxwoods Resort Casino is a hotel-casino in Ledyard, Connecticut, United States. It is one of the largest casinos in the world in terms of floor space for gaming, with 340,000 sq ft (32,000 m2). The entire resort comprises 4,700,000 sq ft (437,000 m2) of space. The casino has over 380 gaming tables including blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker. Foxwoods also has the most slot machines of any casino in the world, numbering over 7,200. There are several restaurants including a Hard Rock Cafe. Foxwoods has 1,416 hotel rooms and a two story arcade for children and teens.
#28 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Cape Florida Lighthouse
Key Biscayne FL
~19.19 miles from Princeton city center
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#29 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
Cape Florida State Park
Key Biscayne FL
~19.57 miles from Princeton city center
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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park occupies approximately the southern third of the island of Key Biscayne, at coordinates 25°40'25?N 80°09'34?W. The park is home to the Cape Florida Light, the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County. In 2005 it was listed as having the 8th best beach in the country.
The park is named in honor of Bill Baggs, editor of The Miami News from 1957 until his death in 1969, who fought to prevent the development of the land that is now included in the park.
#30 of 30 Things To Do in Princeton
~19.63 miles from Princeton city center
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This unique barrier island lies just across Biscayne Bay from Coral Gables and only 18 miles (or a brief 30 minute drive)
from Miami International Airport. Both Miami International Airport, the busy Port of Miami, and the action-packed nightlife
of Miami Beach are only a 15 minute drive from Key Biscayne. Some people like to fly into Fort Lauderdale International Airport,
and the drive from FLL to Key Biscayne is just 35 minutes of highway driving when there is no traffic to hold anyone up.
Here are some easy to follow directions from either MIA or FLL to get you here.
The island itself is seven miles long and two miles wide. Incorporated as a Village in 1991, the Village of Key Biscayne
covers 1.25 square miles bordered by Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park to the south and ...