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Coral Castle - Homestead, Florida

Type of Attraction: National Historic Site

Highlights: How did one individual endeavor to procure and sculpt more than 1,100 tons of coral rock into a “fantasy world carved out of stone” using only homemade tools? The secrets still lie within Coral Castle, the bizarre masterpiece of obsessive genius Ed Leedskalnin, which was built over a 28-year period. An immigrant from Latvia, Leedskalnin (who was just over 5 feet tall and weighed 100 pounds!) somehow managed to singlehandedly build Coral Castle as a monument to his one true love, Agnes Scuffs, who shattered his dreams of marital bliss by unexpectedly leaving him at the altar. Coral Castle is known as “ America’s Stonehenge."

Hours: Sunday through Thursday from 8 AM to 6 PM, Friday & Saturday from 8 AM to 9 PM

Admission: Adults, $9.75; Ages 7-12, $5; Ages 6 & under, Free; Ages 62+, $6.50

Parking: Free

Address: 28655 South Dixie Highway, Homestead, Florida

Phone Number: (305) 248-6345

Directions: From Interstate 75, take Route 997 (U.S. 27). Travel South to S.W. 288th Street and turn left. Travel to 157th Avenue and turn left.

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