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Coral Castle


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If you had visited Coral Castle in Homestead, FL in the 1940‚Äôs,¬† you would have been greeted enthusiastically by a man weighing a mere 100 pounds and standing just over 5 feet tall. He would have asked you for ten cents admission and introduced you to his fantasy world.¬†As you moved around his sculpture garden in stone, and the significance of each piece was explained, you would have been witness to the great pride Ed Leedskalnin took in his work.¬†Since it is documented that no one ever witnessed Ed‚Äôs labor in building his beloved Coral Castle, some have said he had supernatural powers. Ed would only say that¬†he knew the secrets used to build the ancient pyramids and if he could learn them, you could too. Today, you can tour the Coral Castle using our audio stands, with narration available in English, Spanish, French or German. We also have knowledgeable guides available to conduct tours. Features of the Coral Castle Museum include a 9-ton gate that moves with just a touch¬†of the finger, a Polaris telescope and functioning rocking chairs ‚Äì all made entirely of stone.¬†¬†We wonder what was the inspiration that could cause a man to spend 28 years to carve a Coral Castle from the ground up using nothing but home made tools. An homage to unrequited love? Perhaps to illustrate ancient sciences that defy gravity? Or maybe just sheer, raw human determination?¬†¬†The Coral Castle is an everlasting¬†mystery to those who explore it.  


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28655 South Dixie Highway
305-248-6345 Website

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Mystery Coral Castle museum in Miami Did diminutive Ed Leedskalnin have supernatural powers? How else could he create the massive stone structures – at night,… View deal