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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden are both rated very highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens scores significantly higher than Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens scores 97 with accolades from 8 reviews such as Departures, Fodor's and Frommer's.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden are both rated very highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens scores significantly higher than Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens scores 97 with accolades from 8 reviews such as Departures, Fodor's and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Miami
location

3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129

endorsements
  • 12 endorsements
  • 63

    Departures

    Only a 20 minutes’ drive from the beach, it’s a must-see two-hour outing. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The house, open to the public, contains 70 rooms, 34 of which are filled with paintings, sculpture, antique furniture, and other fine and decorative arts. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    They call Miami the Magic City, and if it is, this Italian villa, the housing equivalent of a Fabergé egg, is its most fairy-tale residence. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    This ornate Italian Renaissance-style villa and its formal gardens embody the fantasy winter retreat of their builder, Illinois entrepreneur James Deering. Full Review →

  • 61

    The Telegraph

    The villa is filled with elaborate Renaissance tapestries, Rococo furniture, Chinese objets d'art, Roman sculptures and early 20th-century paintings. Full Review →

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88
#4 in Miami

10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156

  • 7 endorsements
  • 63

    Departures

    Founded in 1936, this 83-acre urban oasis is known for its collection of rare tropical plants and palm trees. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Fairchild is the largest tropical botanical garden in the continental United States. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    If you need to escape Miami’s madness, consider a green day in the country’s largest tropical botanical garden. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Named for plant explorer David Fairchild, the largest botanical garden in the continental US is set on 83 well-tended acres studded with a series of 12 man-made lakes. Full Review →

  • 61

    The Telegraph

    Occupying 83 lush acres in Coral Gables, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has a mission of “exploring, explaining and conserving tropical plants.” Full Review →

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