Attractions in Homestead

Information about the most popular tourist attractions in and near the city of Homestead in South Miami. Includes Everglades National park, Biscayne National Park, Fruit and Spice Park, Coral Castle, Monkey Jungle, Artsouth, alligator farms, auto racing tracks, a winery, and more. See also our Homestead_Travel and Miami_Travel guides.

ArtSouth at Homestead
This three acre complex ha more then forty art studios, art galleries, art workshops, a stage for live performances, and the historic First Baptist Church of Homestead. Located at 240 North Krome Avenue in Homestead. For more information call 305-247-9406.

Coral Castle
This collection of coral stone formations and structures is located north of Homestead Florida. It was created over a 28 year period by Latvian American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin.

Historic Downtown Homestead
Added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 19, 2007.

Schnebly Redland's Winery
Producer of several tropical fruit wines including Carambola, Mango, Lychee, Guava, and Passion Fruit. Weekend winery tours that include tasting are available for a small fee.

Fruit and Spice Park
This 32 acre park includes a botanical garden featuring many types of fruit, nut, and spice trees and plants.

Homestead Air Reserve Base
This United States air force base just outside of Homestead Florida is the home of the 482nd Fight Wing. it was founded in 1942 Homestead Airfield.

Homestead-Miami Speedway
An auto racing track constructed in 1993 after Hurricane Andrew destroyed much of Homestead Florida. it hosts the final races of the NASCAR/Nextel Cup (Ford 400), the Busch Racing Series (Ford 300), and the Craftsman Truck Series (Ford 200).

Everglades National Park
This UNESCO World Heritage Site includes more then 2000 acres of wetlands, cypress swamps, mangrove swamps, and pineland areas. Activities in the park include hiking trails, boardwalks for nature walks, airboat rides, and eco tours.

Biscayne National Park
This United States national park is located east of the city of Homestead and it includes a Biscayne Bay underwater nature preserve. More then 90% of the park is underwater and popular activities include scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and glass bottom boat rides.

Monkey Jungle
Visitors to this 30 acre wildlife park wander through a series of cages to view more then 309 species of monkeys and other primates who run wild outside of the cages. Located north of Homestead and West of the Village of Cutler Bay.

Speed Demons Kart Racing and Arcade
This go-kart racing facility near the border of Homestead and Florida City has two tracks and an arcade game room.

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant
This nuclear power plant is located on the shores of Biscayne Bay just east of Homestead. It has two nuclear power units that were built in the early 1970's. It generates enough power to generate electricity in nearly half a million homes.

Alligator Farms and Airboat Rides
There are several airboat tour operators in and near Homestead Florida and several of them also operate alligator farms and reptile shows.

Homestead Travel Guide

Miami-Dade County Travel Guide

Miami and South Florida Travel Guide

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See also:
Florida Travel Guide
United States Travel Guide
Pan America Travel Guide

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