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Alicia Silverstone

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116 MiAMi LiViNG ML SELECTS AMELIA EARHART PARK 401 E. 65th St. | North Miami (305) 685-8389 | parks/parks/amelia_earhart.asp This is the park of all parks with an abundance of things to do. It has a skate park, sailing program for juniors, dog park, picnic shelters and The Bill Graham Farm Village. A re-creation of the early pioneer homesteads, the village features a barn with petting zoo, a shed for demonstrations like horseshoeing, country store, boiling shed and sugar cane press. This journey back in time is educational and fun. Sunrise to sunset. No admission fee, but you may be charged for some of the amenities. GOLD COAST RAILROAD MUSEUM 12450 SW 152nd St. | Cutler Ridge (305) 253-0063 | Situated on half a mile of rail, this museum highlights the history and preservation of historic railroad equipment. Historical cars are on display like the Ferdinand Magellan, which has served past presidents such as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman. Children can hop aboard the Edwin Link Children's Railroad for a 20-minute ride on the 2-feet gauge track. Weekdays: 10am-4pm Weekends: 11am-4pm 12 & up $5, 12 and under $3. HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF SOUTH FLORIDA 101 West Flagler St. | Miami (305) 375-1492 | The history of South Florida as well as that of Florida's closest neighbor, the Caribbean, is found right here. With various exhibits running throughout the year, visitors can learn and view photos of the south's past. Monday-Saturday: 10am to 5pm Sundays: 12pm-5pm Every third Thursday open until 9pm Admission for adults is $8, seniors is $7 and children 6-12 is $5. LUCKY STRIKE 1691 Michigan Ave. | Miami Beach (305) 532-0307 | This hip, old-Hollywood bowling alley has a cool vibe. Within the 15,000 square feet, there are 14 lanes, a bar/lounge, and restaurant serving up great food. Plan your next party here or come for some weekend fun. Sunday-Thursday: 11:30pm-3am. Friday and Saturday. Prices start at $5.95 a game. MIAMI CHILDREN'S MUSEUM 980 MacArthur Cswy | Miami (305) 373-5437 | Spread out over 56,500 square feet is 12 galleries, classrooms, a research center, gift shop and Subway restaurant. Fraught with interactive activities, programs, exhibitions and classes, children will have a blast learning all sorts of skills like cooking, fashion design and digital photography. Daily: 10am-6pm. Admission is $12. MIAMI METROZOO 12400 SW 152nd | Cutler Ridge (305) 251-0400 | When is the last time you brought the kids to the zoo? Spend the day rediscovering the incredible animals here-- tigers, monkeys, White-handed Gibbons, a Tree Kangaroo, an elephant that paints, and more. 365 days a year. 9:30am-5:30 pm (ticket booths close at 4pm) Admission is $15.95 for adults and $11.95 for kids under 12. MIAMI SEAQUARIAM 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy | Key Biscayne (305) 361-5705 | The 38-acre area is home to marine life such as dolphins, whales, sea lions among others. Come see one of their 8 different water shows, where expertly-trained animals perform. And the best part about this place is you can swim with the dolphins! Open: 9:30am-6pm. Admission is $35.95 for adults and $26.95 for kids. MICCOSUKEE INDIAN VILLAGE Mile Marker 70, US 41 | Tamiami Trail (305) 552-8365 | Learn about the culture, lifestyle and history of the Tribe. Observe Miccosukee Indians as they engage in the art of doll making, beadwork, woodcarving, patchwork and basket weaving. Be captivated by live alligator demonstrations and explore the Everglades on airboat rides, which stop at an authentic, hammock-style Indian Camp. Visit the Gift Shop and taste local cuisine at the restaurant. Open Daily 9am-5pm Admission fees: Adult $8 per person, children 6-12 years old $5 children age 5 and under FREE. Airboat rides $10. PARROT JUNGLE ISLAND 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail (off Macarthur Cswy) | Miami (305) 2-JUNGLE | Parrot Jungle was started in 1936, when Franz Scherr only had 25 Macaws, today you'll find 1,100 tropical birds among a tropical paradise fraught with 2,000 plants and flowers. Shows go on daily featuring birds, reptiles, Hanna the orangutan (who has been on Good Morning America)… There's also a 6-foot long lizard that weighs 40 pounds. Admission is $29.95 for adults and $23.95 for children 3-10. Family The Miami Beach Tour Company Expecting visitors from out of town? Want to show them a memorable time, but not sure where to take them? We all want to show our visitors the best side of Miami, and Miami Tour Company, TripAdvisor's #1 Miami attraction, specializing in fully- guided tours of Miami, Key West, Orlando and the Everglades, is just the company to assist with that. Their GPS guided audio tour of Miami is offered in 5 languages: English, Spanish, French, German & Italian. Trips to Orlando include one-day or multi-day packages to Disney, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. Their Key West Tours offer a scenic ride to the Southernmost Point in the US. And, the Everglades Tour features an exciting airboat ride and a wildlife show, complete with alligator wrestling. Join Miami Tour Company for an unforgettable tour; their experience and expertise in these cities will ensure a memorable trip. Learn more at 1521 Alton Rd., #233 Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 260-6855 ML pick family LOCATION CATEGORY | COST DESCRIPTION

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