The Everglades Sights

Coral Castle

  • 28655 S. Dixie Hwy. Map It
  • Homestead
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 09/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Driven by unrequited love, 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 handmade 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. But the truth is it's more tourist trap than interesting sight.

Sight Information

Address:

28655 S. Dixie Hwy., Homestead, Florida, 33030, United States

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Phone:

305-248–6345

Sight Details:

  • $15
  • Daily 8–6

Published 09/10/2015

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