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Coral Castle Review

Driven by unrequited love, 100-pound Latvian immigrant Ed Leedskalnin (1887–1951) fashioned this attraction along Dixie Highway in the early 1900s out of massive slabs of coral rock, a feat he likened to building the pyramids. You can learn how he peopled his fantasy world with his imaginary wife and three children, studied astronomy, and created a simple home and elaborate courtyard without formal engineering education and with mostly hand-made tools. Highlights of this National Register of Historic Places site, originally named Rock Gate, include a working sundial, and a banquet table shaped like Florida.

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  • Address: 28655 S. Dixie Hwy., Homestead, FL 33030 | Map It
  • Phone: 305/248–6345
  • Cost: $15
  • Hours: Daily 8–6
  • Website:
  • Location: Homestead
Updated: 03-12-2013

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