Coconut Grove Tourist Attractions
Coconut Grove maintains an art-colony atmosphere, this district is now the location of trendy shops and eateries. There is an annual festival held here, called Goombay, which celebrates the area's Bahamian heritage.
Barnacle State Historic Site
This estate takes visitors back to a different era. The Barnacle was built in 1891 as the home of Ralph Monroe, one of the pioneers who settled in the area in the 1890's. Ralph was a seaman, civic activist, naturalist, and photographer who loved nature. One of the trails in Barnacle State Historic Site passes through a tropical hardwood hammock, reminiscent of the once vast Miami Hammock.Visitors can take a tour of the house to learn more about the time period and about the life of Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe. There are also picnic areas on site, and the "Micco" pavilion which is available for rent.
Address: 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133, United States
Opening hours: 9am-5pm; Closed: Tue, Wed, Thu
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: $2.00
Useful tips: Guided tours at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Group visits possible Tuesday through Thursday.
Located on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, the property was given the name Kampong by Dr. David Fairchild and his wife Marian, who was the daughter of daughter of Alexander Graham Bell. They purchased the property in 1916. Fairchild was an avid plant collector. He traveled the world bringing back species that would grow and be useful in the United States. He created a garden at Kampong and later built a house on the property, which can still be seen today.The gardens on site are operated by the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), which is dedicated to the conservation of tropical plant diversity, with emphasis on rare and endangered species. The grounds of the Kampong garden contain a diverse collection of heritage plants from Southeast Asia, Central and South Americas, the Caribbean.Exotic tropical fruit trees and flowering trees draw scientists from all over the world. The property is a listed National Historic Place. Guided tours are offered to the public.
Coconut Grove Playhouse
For more than 40 years Coconut Grove Playhouse has been known as a respected theatre company that regularly hosts famous Broadway shows as well as original productions. There are two stages, the main Playhouse and the Encore room.
South of Coconut Grove, on a lagoon, is the select Cable Estate, a district of luxury villas set in beautiful gardens with their own yacht moorings.
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