Cape Florida Lighthouse
Cape Florida Lighthouse, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
About Cape Florida Lighthouse
Standing tall and majestically along the south end of the Key Biscayne shoreline, the Cape Florida lighthouse is a staggering sight. It’s a beautiful piece of history and it’s a treasure that has withstood more than its share of wear and tear over the decades. The lighthouse was put back into use in 1978 by the U.S. Coast Guard to mark the Florida Channel, the deepest natural channel into Biscayne Bay. They decommissioned it in 1990.
Attractions near Cape Florida Lighthouse
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area occupies approximately the southern third of the island of Key Biscayne. This park includes the Cape Florida Lighthouse, the oldest standing structure in Greater Miami. it was ranked as having the 8th best beach in the country.
The Miami Seaquarium is a 38-acre oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key of Miami Dade county. it is one of the oldest oceanariums in the United States. In addition to marine mammals, the Miami Seaquarium houses fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles, and manatees. The park offers daily presentations and hosts overnight camps, events for boy scouts, and group programs.
Virginia Key is an 863-acre barrier island in Miami, Florida. The island is mainly occupied by the Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami Seaquarium, Miami-Dade's Central District Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
This is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering. located on Biscayne Bay. The estate was developed with a motto of conserving the mangrove swamps and dense inland native tropical forests. This is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering. located on Biscayne Bay. The estate was developed with a motto of conserving the mangrove swamps and dense inland native tropical forests.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an 83-acre botanic garden, with extensive collections of rare tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering trees, and vines. It is located in the city of Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, It is also a museum, a laboratory, a learning center, and a conservation research facility; its main role is preserving biodiversity.
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is located in two restored historic buildings that were formerly synagogues, at 301 & 311 Washington Ave. includes photos and artifacts depicting the Florida Jewish experience since 1763. Temporary exhibits change throughout the year and twice monthly, there is a Jewish food walking tour and so more things to see in and around this museum.
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