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Yes, there really are free transportation options in and around Miami. Miami-Dade County’s public transportation may still need much improvement, but several options are free.  UPDATE: MetroConnect now provides free ride-share service around Miami-Dade County that easily connects you to Metrobus, Metrorail and takes you where you need around town. More details can be found here. …

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Look up!: The Perseids Meteor Shower is upon us! From Aug. 11 to 14, thousands of shooting stars can be seen at the rate of 100-150 per hour. The popular and free Southern Cross Observation Deck has re-opened in Miami-Dade at Bill Sadowski Park. The public is invited to visit with amateur astronomers from 7:30 …

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Enjoy wildlife viewing, bay vistas, self- and staff-guided access to museums, plus other activities. Deering Estate is part of the Biscayne Bay IBA (Important Bird Area) and Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, a 2,000-mile, self-guided trail traversing 500 sites located throughout Florida and selected for their excellent bird watching, wildlife viewing and educational opportunities. …

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