553 NE First Ave.
Florida City, FL 33034
Phone: (305) 248-9300
Fax: (305) 245-2753
Whether you're an auto racing enthusiast or simply love the sight of mean machines speeding away, the Homestead Miami Speedway is sure to get your heart racing. The oval speedway spans 1.5 miles (2.41 kilometers) of track, the speedway boasts of modern facilities, with premium seating options for die-hard enthusiasts. Work on this race course began after the 1993 Hurricane Andrew. Since opening in 1995, with the Busch Series, this speedway has been a regular host to numerous prestigious competitions from NASCAR to Indycar series. Check website for upcoming races and more.
Camp Owaissa Bauer located on 199 woodland acres, facility features six cabins that accommodate up to 150 overnight campers. Amenities include a swimming pool, baseball field, volleyball court, nature trails, restrooms and a dining and social room that accommodates up to 200 people. For your security and safety, a park manager is also present on the grounds. The layout makes the camp popular for large, organized gatherings. Call ahead to check availability and for additional information.
For adrenaline junkies only. If you have not tried skydiving, this may be the place to start. Your first jump will be a 120 mile per hour free fall tandem sky-dive. This is the experience of a lifetime, complete with a fantastic aerial show and a five-minute flight under a parachute built for two. A licensed instructor guides all first jumps. Keep in mind that you must be over 18 years old, have a photo ID and weigh under 225 pounds. Call for more information.
A full care/full service boarding, breeding and riding facility.
A subtropical climate, a broad, shallow river, and a unique variety of plant and animal life make Everglades National Park well worth the visit. Wildlife species include the Florida Panther, American Crocodile, and West Indian Manatee, all three of which are on the endangered species list. This large expanse of wilderness can be explored throughout the year; guided tours led by park rangers are available. Named a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance, the park is without question a national landmark and treasure.
As the name suggests, this company offers Hummer tours through Everglades National Park. The private tours last four hours and take passengers through the wet wilderness of the Everglades. Additional tours include air boat rides, horseback riding, and fishing, along with the Hummer ride. Customers are picked up from their hotels in a Hummer H2, and the tour begins. Customers can be picked up from any hotel in Miami, Broward, Collier, or Key Largo. The four-hour Hummer adventure costs USD249 for adults and USD99 for children 14 and under, and for an additional USD100 customers also get an airboat safari tour.
Homestead Bayfront Park Beach is located in the last park before you hit the Keys. It's a fair distance from the city, but the clear water and fine sand make it well worth the visit. Close to Biscayne National Park, the beach offers numerous recreational activities. There are food and drink stands, picnic tables and grills, restrooms and showers and a large playground. Fishing is permitted as long as you follow rules and bring your own equipment. Lifeguards and beach patrol on duty, so you will be happy to just kick back and relax!
This older 18-hole public golf course, designed by Red Lawrence and opened in 1949, is 6,613 yards, par 72 from the back tees and 5,639 yards, par 72 from the front tees. Golf carts are included in the greens fees. The course permits shoes with metal spikes and rents clubs. There is also a great restaurant and a banquet facility. Call for tee times.
Miami/Homestead KOA located in a rural setting in Homestead, is a campground situated among avocado and mango groves. Here, you can set up your tent or recreational vehicle (RV) and have access to amenities including hot showers and a laundry. The campground also features full RV hookup, 30-amp electricity, propane and a grocery store. If desired, you can also stay in an air-conditioned cabin. Campground activities include a pool and hot tub, picnic shelters, a recreation hall, horseshoes and shuffleboard. A pub is also featured on-site. With its diverse offerings and pet-friendly policy, this campground is a great place for families.
Associated with Biscayne National Park, Elliott Key Campsite island campground, accessible only by boat, is a great spot for those who enjoy rustic living. The campground includes 40 primitive island tent sites. Limited campground amenities include showers, restrooms and drinking water. Campers should bring all supplies and food and must pack out their own trash. Tour boats visit the island and will drop off campers. Call for more details.
Homestead Bayfront Marina popular south Dade County marina's location, which is next to the Convoy Point Visitor Center, headquarters for Biscayne National Park, makes it an excellent launch point for boaters visiting the park. The marina offers wet slips and boat launch ramps. The marina also features fuel sales and a bait and tackle shop.
Located in the Everglades National Park, the Anhinga Trail is popular among hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers. Its length is about 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers) starting at Royal Palm Visitor Center. It is rich in wildlife with the likes of alligators and turtles calling the region their home. The trail is also popular with birdwatchers for its abundance of exotic species.