Coral Gables, FL Attractions: Museums, Theaters

By Hannah Bulla on August 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm EST
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Historic Coral Gables is nothing short of entertaining. As a community that celebrates culture, the city offers opportunities to experience its culture and history with various museums and theaters.

Museums

The coral Gables Merrick House and Gardens allow visitors to explore the home of city founder, George Merrick. Casa Bacardi is a museum that primarily celebrates Cuban heritage and culture. The Coral Gables Museum focuses on the the city's history and beauty, and the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami showcases art from all across the world.

In addition to these facilities, Coral Gables participates in Gallery Nights, the first Friday night of every month, during which admirers can view the various collections of galleries in town.

Theaters

Nearly 10 theaters and venues in Coral Gables make it a great city for the performing arts. The Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre on Miracle Mile, is a great place to catch a play put on by the local theater troupe.

Other great spots for plays include the Area Stage Company and Theatre Conservatory, praised by many local publications, GableStage at the Biltmore, the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, and the Miami Children’s Theater.

Cinema

The Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami shows contemporary, classic and foreign films, as well as offers lectures by world renowned actors and directors, giving members of the community an opportunity for cultural enrichment through film. Coral Gables Art Cinema shows critically acclaimed films and is a nonprofit film arts organization.

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