Vizcaya Museum & Garden
3251 South Miami Ave Miami, Miami, FL, USA
www.miamidade.gov/vizcaya - 305-250-9133
Vizcaya Museum & Garden Miami Reviews
Oh, to be Rich! Sep 17, 2011
Opulence and luxury on Key Biscayne Bay! A huge villa style home, decorated for show and display. Attention to every detail, down to the in floor electric outlets, kitchen dumb waiter, and intercom throughout the house. We toured the lavish grounds prior to the house, from the barge site in the bay, the fountains and sculpture throughout, and the manicured lawns and shrubbery, it is all done to impress and also relax.
The house tour was guided by a patron who treated the group as if we were students in her architectural history class, quizzing us rather than telling us the history of the house and interesting facts about the inhabitant. The guide only takes you through the first floor, the upper rooms are on your own. I would recommend getting the map from the staff at the door and walking througgh the house on your own.
This is a great treasure on the Bay well worth a visit. I'd recommend it!
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Secrets of Miami Apr 07, 2008
Today I start testing my gear for my trip to Kelleys Island, Ohio. So, I drove to Vizcaya museum in Miami, Fl.
This house was build in 1910, huge house build in time where it was no roads in the area. It was a tremendous job. Of course took years to be build.
I pick this location because is not many people now about this property. If you like to take pictures here you would have a lot of opportunities to test yours skills. It is a great place to walk through European’s gardens without leaven Miami. The view of Key Biscayne is one of the best and of course they have a coffee shop with a decent coffee.
If you just want to read a book, you are in the right place.
This property is also used for special event such as corporate event, (which it was today) and a lot of weddings.
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Part of the Summer trip 2008 travel blog
Historical Museum & botanical garden Mar 15, 2008
It costs $9-12 for admission. Eat before you go because they only have a cafe' with snacks such as chips, etc.
It is a really nice attraction. The botanical garden has many exotic flowers including beautiful orchids. It was gorgeous. With the guided tour of the main house, you learn that the creator James Deering made the property in 1914-1916 and it originally was 180 acres large, but now it is around 40-50 acres.
Included in the guided tour, its about and hour or hour and half long, inside the big house that is 2 stories and will bring back memories of European culture ( if you had been there). This is also on the water, and you see the yacht landing where James Deering arrived, and the stone barge attached. The water is very nice as well.
Also wear shorts and light shirt because in Sunny Miami it is normally very hot (80-90F degrees) outside and you take a lot of time walking around the attraction site.