Kendall has a rich history and offers a unique glimpse of local life. The Florida Land and Mortgage Company purchased much of what is now Kendall from the State of Florida in 1883. It is named after Henry John Broughton Kendall, a director of the company who moved to the area in the 1900s to manage the company's land. The Kendall area continued to flourish as tourism expanded in the surrounding areas. These days, Kendall is a Miami suburb with hotels, shopping, dining and entertainment for all tastes. Below are 5 fun things to do in Kendall, Florida.
1. Zoo Miami
Zoo Miami is one of the best and most popular zoos in the United States. The South Florida climate allows it to feature a wide variety of animals from Asia, Australia and Africa. The exhibits are entirely cage less and animals are grouped according to their natural geographic territories.
Everglades National Park features 1.5 million acres of swamps, saw-grass prairies and sub-tropical jungles. The park is home to rare and endangered species, including the American Crocodile, the Florida Panther and the West Indian Manatee. Visitors have the opportunity to walk, camp and canoe throughout the beautiful and protected landscape.
3. Tropical Park
Tropical Park was developed on the site of a former horse track in 1979 and attracts approximately 1,500,000 visitors every year. Enjoy bicycling, walking or running on the miles of paved pathways. You can also shape up on their fitness court or in their boxing center.
4. Gold Coast Railroad Museum
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is conveniently located on the grounds of Zoo Miami. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the history of railroads and their contributions to our nation. You can even drive a locomotive through their “Engineer for a Day” program!
5. Dadeland Mall
Dadeland Mall is conveniently located right next to the Dadeland North Metrorail station and includes more than 185 specialty stores with unique surprises and fun for the entire family.
Make sure you get out and have some fun while staying at our Kendall hotel. The friendly staff at Comfort Suites Miami will be happy to provide more information regarding things to do in Kendall, Florida.