The Fruit and Spice Park is a 37-acre (14.97-hectare) living plant park, offering tours of its lush surroundings on a daily basis. The park is noted for having some of the rarest fruit trees in the world. A gift shop is also located on the premises. You can sample and purchase some of the exotic preserves and jellies made from these locally grown fruits. Tours are included in the admission price.
For years this phenomenal work of art has fascinated people from all over the world. Coral Castle's creator carved his fantasy world out of stone using nothing but homemade tools. Latvian-American sculptor Edward Leedskalnin took more than two decades to create the Coral Castle. The castle is believed to be made out of coral, however it is carved out of oolite limestone and there was no mortar used. The castle complex comprises of a sundial, a polar telescope, furniture etc. A major tourist attraction, this landmark is an example of the strenuous efforts of Leedskalnin.
Initially established as a movie theater, Miracle Theater is an impressive Art Deco building that now serves as the home of Actors' Playhouse. The theater is made up of three separate performance spaces of different sizes - the Mainstage Theater with 600 seats, the 300-seat Balcony Theatre and the 100-seat Black Box Studio. Miracle Theatre plays host to performances throughout the year, many of which are meant for children.
The picturesque Venetian Pool is truly a one-of-a-kind attraction. This public swimming pool, chiseled out of a coral rock quarry in the 1920s, looks like a natural rock formation, except that no natural rock formation could be so perfectly suited to human enjoyment. This historical landmark is a work of art with its gushing fountains, coral caves and waterfalls. The 820,000 gallons of cool, refreshing spring water are replaced daily. Tours are conducted here.
Matheson Hammock County Park is a 130-acre (254.95 hectare) beach park, located to the east of Fairchild Tropical Gardens. Here, you can picnic, sunbathe on the quiet beach, or explore trails that wind through thick mangrove hammocks. The park also features an artificial lagoon where you can enjoy a day collecting shells. Boating enthusiasts can launch from the park's marina into Biscayne Bay. The park's restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
Built in 1825, this 95-foot (28.95-meter) lighthouse is the oldest building in south Florida. It originally guided sailors through the dangerous waters along the Straits of Florida. Although it was removed from service many times during various wars, it has weathered the years extraordinarily well. The US Coast Guard has used it as a navigational device for the past 25 years. The lighthouse is part of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Guests can take guided tours or explore the Cape Florida Lighthouse by themselves.
Located near the Homestead Motor Sports Complex as well as shopping and golf, The Broadwalk campground offers recreational vehicle (RV) sites and amenities including laundry facilities, pay telephones and cable TV. The sites feature full RV hookups with both 30- and 50-amp electricity. Campground activities include a heated swimming pool, a recreation hall, tennis, horseshoes and a lighted shuffleboard court.
Homestead Town Hall is as its name suggests, a town hall of the city or Homestead that was built in 1917. The hall is currently owned by the HIstorical Society of Homestead, which has converted it into a museum that specializes in regional history. Exhibits include an impressive collection of old photographs, ancient artifacts and video clips that showcase the city's rich and varied heritage.