5 Sights in Miami-Dade County, United States (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Miami-Dade County, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Miami-Dade County, United States.

1. ValuJet Flight 592 Memorial

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ValuJet Flight 592 Memorial (unknown) / CC BY-SA 4.0

ValuJet Airlines Flight 592 was a regularly scheduled flight from Miami to Atlanta. On May 11, 1996, the ValuJet Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9 operating the route crashed into the Everglades about 10 minutes after departing Miami as a result of a fire in the cargo compartment possibly caused by mislabeled and improperly stored hazardous cargo. All 110 people on board were killed. The airline already had a poor safety record before the crash, and the accident brought widespread attention to the airline's problems. ValuJet's fleet was grounded for several months after the accident. When operations resumed, the airline was unable to attract as many customers as it had before the accident. It acquired AirTran Airways in 1997, but the lingering damage to the ValuJet name led its executives to assume the AirTran name. It is also the deadliest plane crash in Florida as of now.

Wikipedia: ValuJet Flight 592 (EN)

2. Fowey Rocks Lighthouse

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Fowey Rocks Light is located seven miles southeast of Cape Florida on Key Biscayne. The lighthouse was completed in 1878, replacing the Cape Florida Light. It was automated on May 7, 1975, and as of 2021 is still in operation. The structure is cast iron, with a screw-pile foundation, a platform and a skeletal tower. The light is 110 feet above the water. The tower framework is painted brown, while the dwelling and enclosed circular stair to the lantern is painted white. The original lens was a first-order drum Fresnel lens which stood about 12 feet (4 m) high and weighed about a ton (tonne). The light has a nominal range of 15 miles in the white sectors, and 10 miles in the red sectors.

Wikipedia: Fowey Rocks Light (EN)

3. Cape Florida Light

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The Cape Florida Light is a lighthouse on Cape Florida at the south end of Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Constructed in 1825, it guided mariners off the Florida Reef, which starts near Key Biscayne and extends southward a few miles offshore of the Florida Keys. It was operated by staff, with interruptions, until 1878, when it was replaced by the Fowey Rocks lighthouse. The lighthouse was put back into use in 1978 by the U.S. Coast Guard to mark the Florida Channel, the deepest natural channel into Biscayne Bay. They decommissioned it in 1990.

Wikipedia: Cape Florida Light (EN)

4. Boca Chita Lighthouse

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Boca Chita Lighthouse

The Boca Chita Key Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Boca Chita Key, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Protected within Biscayne National Park, this lighthouse was built in the 1930s and is a contributing property to the Boca Chita Key Historic District, a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 1, 1997.

Wikipedia: Phare de Boca Chita Key (FR)

5. Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

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Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum User:Comayagua99 / CC BY 3.0

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum is an art museum located in the Modesto A. Maidique campus of Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida. Founded in 1977 as 'The Art Museum at Florida International University', it was renamed 'The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum' in 2003.

Wikipedia: Frost Art Museum (EN), Website


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