1) Homestead Florida, The Coral Castle
The Coral Castle and museum in Homestead Florida has been attracting tourists and curiosity seekers since the early 1950’s. These unique, monolithic structures are the vision of one man, Ed Leedskalnin. Between 1923 and 1951 Mr. Leedskalnin carved and moved over 1100 tons of coral rock to create a one of a kind seemingly mythical wonderland. One of the most amazing aspects of the castles construction is that Ed was only a shade over five feet tall and weighed a mere 100 pounds. No one ever actually saw Ed building the castle, but every time someone visited, there would be new and bigger sculptures. According to local folklore about Ed, he claimed to know the secrets of the pyramids. True or not, one of the Castles features is a 9-ton gate that moves with just a touch of the finger.
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