Miami and Dade County Field Trips
Florida State Reptile - The Alligator
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American Police Hall of Fame and Museum - The nation's first national police museum and memorial dedicated to American law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The Museum, through interactive displays, simulators and nearly 11,000 artifacts, educates the public about the history and current trends of American law enforcement. Featured at the Museum is a state-of-the-art 24 lane indoor gun range and is open to the public six days a week. The Memorial lists over 8,000 officers who were killed in the line of duty.
Coral Castle - tour the sculpture garden in stone, built by one man, Edward Leedskalnin. From 1923 to 1951, Ed single-handedly and secretly carved over 1,100 tons of coral rock, and his unknown process has created one of the world's most mysterious accomplishments.
Coral Gables Venetian Pool - As you gaze across the aquamarine free-form coral rock lagoon, sunlight shimmers on the water cascading from the twenty five foot tall coral rock cliff.
Deering Estate - Located along the edge of Biscayne Bay, the 444-acre Deering Estate at Cutler is an environmental, archeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Everglades Alligator Farm - Discover the mysteries of the Everglades at South Florida's oldest alligator farm. Near the main entrance of Everglades National Park, Everglades Alligator Farm contains more than 2,000 alligators! Glide across the everglades on one of our guided airboat tours. Alligator, snake, and wildlife shows are performed hourly.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum - Take a train ride, a guided tour and spend time at the model railroad and the Thomas play areas,
Jungle Island - the home for 1,100 tropical birds, 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers, and the best trained bird show in the world. It is a place where exotic birds "fly free" everyday.
Miami MetroZoo - With over 2,000 animals and more than 1,200 plants visible from our walkways, it may not be possible for the casual, or even the regular visitor, to see, admire and learn about them in depth.
Miami Seaquarium - On a 38-acre tropical paradise with spectacular skyline views lies a South Florida attraction like no other. Enjoy a world-class marine-life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and astonishing daily presentations.
Miccosukee Indian Village - in the heart of the beautiful Florida Everglades, is the Miccosukee Indian Village. It provides valuable insight into the rich culture, lifestyle and history of the Tribe. Observe Miccosukee Indians as they engage in the art of woodwork, beadwork, patchwork, basket weaving and doll making. View historical artifacts, paintings by a Tribal artist and historical photographs of Tribal members at the Miccosukee Museum.
Monkey Jungle - It is home to nearly 400 primates, most running free on a 30 acre reserve. It is one of the few protected habitats for endangered primates in the United States and the only one that the general public can explore. A total of 30 species of primates are represented including gibbons, guenons and spider monkeys.
Spanish Monastery - Entering our gates you will find yourself leaving behind the fast paced everyday world. Stepping into a by-gone era, you and your guests will savor the peace, tranquillity, meditation, and reflection that made the monasteries of Europe a favorite place for royalty, traveler and local towns folk.
Stranahan House - The Stranahan House, with its Florida vernacular style, has served as a trading post, town hall, post office and bank. Restored to its 1913 configuration, it's a "must see" in South Florida.
Viscaya - Built by agricultural industrialist James Deering in 1916, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens features a Main House, ten acres of formal gardens, and a rockland hammock (native forest).