Included on the list is Zoo Miami, which I went to on a Groupon a few weeks ago. Our Groupon was a super deal, but regular admission wasn’t too shabby either at $15.95 each. Now, during the month of October, you can pay just $15.95 and get admission for two people! Also on the list is Coral Castle, which is absolutely one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen.
|I, too, am about five feet tall, and I look like a giant next to Ed!|
The program you get at the gate claims Coral Castle has been compared to Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids and Egypt, but I don’t know if I’d go that far. Still, it is pretty unusual.
|Since you can't see that the table is shaped like a heart from this|
angle, I am showing you what it looked like from above
Ed Leedskalnin apparently liked tables. He also made a table in the shape of Florida surrounded by 10 chairs. The program says “Ed said he carved the chair at the head of the table for the Governor of Florida, so that he and all of the Senators and Representatives could sit around the table, rock their chairs, and figure out ways to raise your taxes.”
|I'm getting the feeling at this point that our friend, Ed, is a little delusional|
Ed really kicked things up a notch when he built a throne of coral that weighs 5,000 pounds. The program says “It is comfortable.”
|I'm not sure what the program writer was talking about, but |
"comfortable" is the last word I would use to describe 5,000
pounds of coral
It does actually rock, which is pretty unique. Ed also built a throne for his beloved Agnes, their completely made-up child, and his mother-in-law who was never really his mother-in-law because he never married Agnes.
|This pose may look familiar. We like to recreate|
the Borat scene where he says "King of the castle,
I have chair, go do this, go do that" whenever possible
More things old Ed created for his wife he never had and their unborn and completely fabricated child.
|A coral bedroom, complete with a bed for Ed, a bed for Agnes,|
beds for two children, and a rocking cradle weighing 155 pounds
|The opening where I have my head was actually meant for |
Agnes in case she got "sassy." Thank goodness she jilted
Ed before she ever experienced that!
The most incredible part of Coral Castle, and unlike other parts, one that doesn’t give me the heebie jeebies, is a nine-ton gate. The gate weighs approximately 18,000 pounds, but can be moved with quite easily.
Total Cost: $15 per person
Best Deal: If you go during Miami Attractions Month, if you buy one admission ticket, you’ll get one free!
What is the weirdest attraction you’ve ever seen?
|Frank made me promise to never show anyone this picture |
because he says it's "soft." So what better place to unveil it
than right here my blog where anyone on Earth can access it?
Not that many people accessing my blog, but you know...