Attractions and Things to Do in Miami
JAZZ Museum of Florida
Celebrate Jazz Heritage at this unique attraction located in Hialeah, Florida
Ancient Spanish Monastery
16711 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach FL (305) 945-1461
The Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux was built in Sacramenia, in the Province of Segovia, Spain, during the period 1133·1141. It was originally dedicated in honor of the Blessed Mother and named the "Monastery of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels." Upon the canonization of the famous Cistercian Monk, Bernard of Clairvaux, a leading influence in the Church during that period, the Monastery was renamed in his honor. Cistercian monks occupied the monastery for nearly 700 years. The cloisters were seized, sold, and converted into a granary and stable due to a social revolution in that area in the mid·1830's. Call for information.
World Famous RUMBACOPA Social Club
Dinner and Show featuring the World Famous RUMBACOPA Social Club - 1940s Authentic Cuban Cabaret Orchestra, Conga Showgirls, Dancers and Drummers led by Cuban musician/bandleader Maestro Bobby Ramirez
Art Deco Historic District
The Art Deco welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, introduces visitors to the historic miami Art Deco District. Walking tours depart the Center Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p,m. or by special request for large groups. Historic District shop featuring 20th Century collectibles located nearby. Call for information.
Biscayne National Park
9700 SW 328 Street, Homestead FL (305) 230-1100
A 53-foot glass-bottom boat and a 45-foot diving and snorkeling catamaran take adventurers across southern Biscayne Bay, through wilderness, mangrove creeks, islands, and out to tropical coral reefs teeming with sea life. Family snorkeling and scuba diving available from the boat. Canoe and kayak rentals, picnic area, walking trails, fishing, camping and shower facilities available. Reservations required. Beautiful waterfront visitor center offers exhibits, films and information. Call for information.
Florida's most exciting and unique Latin theme entertainment for special events, RITMO!PALOOZA® inspires a fun and memorable carnivale atmosphere where the audience becomes part of the totally interactive Latin entertainment sensory experience that includes musicians, variety entertainers, band and dancers, costumes and decorations, and more!
Biscayne Nature Center
4000 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne FL (305) 361-6767
Offers hands-on marine exploration, coastal hammock hikes, fossil-rock reef walks, bike trips, local history lectures and beach walks. Marine exploration trips scheduled at low tide only. All trips led by a naturalist guide. By reservation only. Call for tour information and reservations.
Escuela de Comparsa Conga Cubana Maestro Bobby Ramirez Ministry
“Escuela de Comparsa Conga Cubana Maestro Bobby Ramírez”, es un ministerio de fundamentos y valores Cristianos de familia para niños, jovenes y adultos en servicio a la comunidad, promover la cultura, el baile y el ritmo de comparsa y conga como parte de un carnaval auténtico cubano; con el propósito de preservar, educar, celebrar y compartir con el mundo nuestra tradición: todo para la Honra y Gloria de Dios.
Everglades National Park
40001 State Road 9336, Homestead FL (305) 242-7700
The third largest national park in the Continental U.S., encompassing 1.5 million acres of rare and beautiful ecosystems. The park contains a visitor center, nature trails, a full service marina, boat launching ramps, boat rentals and camping facilities. Call for information.
Everglades Safari Park
26700 Tamiami Trail, Miami FL (305) 226-6923
Features an alligator farm and show, guided airboat rides, a jungle trail, an interpretive center, a restaurant and a gift shop. Call for information.
Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL (305)373-5437
The museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes, including special needs classes. Call for information.
Miami Metro Zoo
12400 SW 152 Street, Miami FL (305) 251-0400
Experience the excitement of the world's jungles with more than 800 animals of 191 species in a 290-acre habitat. Restaurant and concession stands. Call for information.
4400 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami FL (305) 361-5705
Enjoy 38 acres of entertainment, great shows and exhibits. Home of Lolita the Killer Whale and TV superstar Flipper. Laugh with the island adventures of Sally the Sea Lion and thrill to the power, grace and beauty of dolphins performing with Lolita. Call for information.
14805 SW 216 Street, Miami FL (305) 235-1611
"Where the humans are caged and the monkeys run wild." Escape on a jungle safari. Explore the wilds of South America and Asia. Witness crab-eating monkeys diving for treats. Delve into the lush, tropical Amazonian rain forest filled with hundreds of exotic monkeys. Continuous presentations. Also contains one of the richest fossil deposits in southern Florida, with more than 5,000 specimens. New exhibit includes rare Amazon parrots. Snack bar and gift shop. Call for information.
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami FL (305)444-7000
A unique bird sanctuary, wildlife habitat and botanical garden. Parrots fly free, feed from your hand and pose for pictures. Trained bird and tropical wildlife shows. Flamingos, apes, alligators, giant tortoises and other exotic reptiles, including an albino alligator. Also features a petting zoo and children's playground. "Monkey see, Monkey Do" show and exhibit and a walk-through lory aviary. See the jungle encounter "Creatures in the Mist, A Rain Forrest Adventure." Gift shop. Call for information.