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Animal Attractions in Miami Florida

Updated on July 16, 2014

Beaches in Miami

If you are bringing your dog with you then you will definitely want to check out Haulover Beach and Hobie Beach also known as Windsurfer Beach. Both have a schedule for when dogs can be on the beach and have a dog park. Haulover Beach has a wonderful dog park, but be aware that this is a clothing optional beach.

If you are not bringing your furry friend then you could still go to the dog beaches, but you may also enjoy the other check a few of the many other beaches in Miami such as: Bal Harbour Beach, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Beach, and Crandon Beach.

Miami Beaches

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A markerBill Baggs Cape Florida State Beach -
1200 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
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This beach doesn't lack in beauty or scenery and also offers plenty of activities. There are walking and bicycle trails winding through native vegetat

B markerBal Harbour Beach -
Bal Harbour, FL 33154, USA
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A bit north of Miami Beach's main beach stretch, Bal Harbour Beach is a quiet stretch of sand sharing space with luxury condominiums and five-star hot

C markerCrandon Beach -
Crandon Beach, Florida 33149, USA
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Crandon Beach is one of Miami's greatest park treasures. A beautiful, sprawling campus of beaches and amenities, Crandon Park is more than a beach. At

D markerHaulover Beach -
10800 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33154, USA
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The park regularly hosts kite-making workshops and sells kites to fly in a big grassy area facing Biscayne Bay. There's a tennis center, golf course a

E markerHobie Beach (also called Windsurfer Beach) -
Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL, USA
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Just off of the Rickenbacker Causeway, en route to the serene natural paradise of Key Biscayne, is the preeminent place for windsurfing in Miami.Hobie

Everglades Alligator Farm

The Everglades Alligator Farm offers air-boat tours and live shows every hour showcasing alligators and snakes. The Farm opens daily at 9 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. The Farm charges $23 for farm, air-boat ride and shows for adults and $15.50 for children. For Farm only admission the Farm charges $15.50 for adults and $10.50 for kids.


Miami Seaquarium

The Miami Seaquarium plays host to eight different marine animal shows and presentations featuring the famous Lolita (the Killer Whale) as well as Flipper(the TV superstar). The Miami Seaquarium also has bottle-nose dolphins, Sea Lions, crocodiles, a stingray touch pool,Salty's Pirate Playground, and friendly Manatees. There is also a dolphin interaction program and a Sea Trek Reef Encounter where you can get up close and personal with the animals. The gates open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. The Miami Seaquarium charges adults $41.95 and children ages 3-9 $31.95.

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is a National Historic Landmark and was built by James Deering in the 1910s during the Gilded Age. Present day the European-inspired estate includes a main house complete with historic art and furniture, a full 10 acres of gardens, a hardwood hammock (native forest), a village, and a Vizcaya Cafe and Shop. The estate is open on all days except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. For admission the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens charge Adults $18, Child ages 6 to 12 are $6, Children 5 and under are free, Seniors 62 and older with ID are $12, if you are in a wheel chair you get a discounted admission of $10, and if you are a student make sure to bring you ID for a reduced admission price of $10. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens also have audio tours available for guests to purchase in many different languages.


Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami is a 340-acre zoo with more than 2,000 animals such as: koalas, flamingos, toucans, gorillas, cheetahs, eagles, monkeys, elephants, and many more. The zoo also has many exhibits like there 27-acre Amazon and Beyond, the Samburu Giraffe Feeding Station, Humpy's Camel Rides, Kaziranga Camp Rhino Encounter, and many more. Zoo Miami charges $15.99 for anyone over the age of 13, $11.95 for anyone aged 3-12, and anyone under 3 gets in free. The zoo also does not charge for parking.

Jungle Island

Jungle Island may look a bit like the zoo at first glance, but it offers experiences that the zoo does not such as: the chance to hold and cuddle baby lemurs, play at aqua park a floating amusement park of water rides, be a teacher for a day to an Orangutan (you get to teach your Orangutan memory games on an iPad), and enjoy shows with many different animals. Admission for Adults (Ages 11-61) $34.95, Seniors (Ages 62+) $32.95, Children (Ages 3-10) $26.95, and Children (Ages 0-2) are free. Encounters are an additional fee the lemur encounter is $79.95 per adult and $71.95 per child ages 6-10 while the teacher for a day is $180 for adults. Jungle Island is open from 10 am-7 pm most days, but make sure to call ahead or check online before going because their times do changes.

Monkey Jungle

Monkey Jungle's motto is "explore monkey jungle where where humans are caged and monkey run wild". Monkey Jungle has hundreds of exotic monkeys from South America, Asia and Africa. Monkey Jungle opens daily at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Adults are charged $29.95 for admission, children (3-9) $23.95, and seniors (65 and older) $24.95.

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A markerEVERGLADES ALLIGATOR FARM -
Everglades Alligator Farm, 40351 SW 192 Avenue, Homestead, FL 33034, USA
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B markerMIAMI SEAQUARIUM -
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
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C markerVIZCAYA MUSEUM & GARDENS -
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129, USA
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D markerZOO MIAMI -
12400 Southwest 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33177, USA
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E markerJUNGLE ISLAND -
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132, USA
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F markerMONKEY JUNGLE -
14805 Southwest 216th Street, Miami, FL 33170, USA
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Food Network Places to Eat

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A marker1500° -
4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
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Chopped Aired on 01/17/2012 Episode: Frozen Fries with That Adrienne Grenier, Sous chef (winner)

B marker660 at The Anglers -
660 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
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Chopped Aired on 01/10/2012 Episode: Far Far Out Giorgio Rapicavoli, Executive Chef, 660 at the Angler's, Miami Beach, FL (winner)

C markerAzul Restaurant -
500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131, USA
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Bizarre Foods America Aired on 07/23/2012 Episode: Miami Underground dinner.

D markerBlue Collar -
6730 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33138, USA
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Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Aired on 05/09/2014 Episode: Cross Country Comfort Food

E markerFratelli La Bufala -
437 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
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Best Thing I Ever Ate Aired on 10/25/2010 Episode: Under Wraps Scott Conant - Ripienone Calzone

F markerThe Federal Food Drink and Provisions -
5132 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137, USA
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Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Aired on 05/30/2014 Episode: Grillin Chillin and Huli Huli Chicken

G marker2 Girls and a Cupcake Wholesale Cupcake Company -
6891 Northwest 74th Street, Medley, FL 33166, USA
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Cupcake Wars Episode: LA Auto Show

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