Let's face it: you've only got so many years on this planet, and no matter how diligently you tend to your bucket list, you might never make it to The Great Wall of China, Egypt's Pyramids of Giza or Guatemala's El Gran Jaguar.
Luckily, you can get up close and personal with these legendary landmarks (and some Miami icons, too) at the Coral Gables Museum, starting June 5. The museum's new exhibit is a playable nine-hole mini golf course for adults and children alike.
The course, which is inspired by global travels, features the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, Ayers Rock in Australia, El Gran Jaguar in Guatemala, downtown Grenada in Spain, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Miami's own Tobacco Road, and Coral Gables’ Alhambra Water Tower.
A man plays the putt putt course in 2013.
Courtesy of the Coral Gables Museum
Mini golf first debuted as an exhibit at the museum back in 2013. The theme was Coral Gables landmarks, and artists, architects, engineers and students designed the holes.
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"In 2013 we presented our first indoor nine-hole course and it was hugely successful," says museum Director Christine Rupp. "In fact, we still have people calling asking if they can the course. This year we are going global with an international theme. With this beautifully architecturally designed course that includes landmarks from around the globe, our guests will learn about design and geography."
This year's mini-golf will debut during the Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables Gallery Night from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 5, and will stay in view through September 13 in the Museum’s Robert & Marian Fewell Gallery.
"Mini golf appeals to kids and adults - especially in our beautiful Museum in air conditioned comfort - beating the sweltering South Florida summer," adds Rupp.