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21 Interesting Miami Facts That Might Surprise You

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21 Interesting Miami Facts That Might Surprise You

Introduction - Aside from being an exciting vacation spot, Miami has a very rich history. Read these 21 Interesting Miami Facts to...

 

The Cape Florida Lighthouse is Miami's oldest structure

Fact 1 - One of the multitude of landmarks in Miami is the Cape Florida Lighthouse. This lighthouse was constructed in 1825 and...

 

Coconut Grove is Miami's oldest-continually inhabited area

Fact 2 - People first settled in Coconut Grove in 1825, and this settlement was officially annexed to Miami in 1925. Due to...

 

Miami is bounded by two national parks

Fact 3 - Miami sits between Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park, two of the East Coast's best national parks. This Flordia...

 
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Miami is home to five major league sports team

Fact 4 - Residents of Miami have lots of sports teams to cheer for as the city has five sports teams. Miami has...

 

Julia Tuttle is known as the "Mother of Miami"

Fact 5 - One of the various interesting historical facts about Miami, Florida, is that its creation can be linked to Julia Tuttle...

 
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South Beach went from one of the poorest parts of Miami to the richest

Fact 6 - South Beach is a well-known part of Miami Beach. If you've visited in the last few decades, you'll associate the...

 
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It has the largest concentration of international banks in the US

Fact 7 - Miami may not be thought of as a financial hub. However, another of the important facts about Miami, FL, is...

 

The largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the US is in Miami

Fact 8 - Miami is well-known for its numerous Art Deco buildings. The majority of these buildings are located in the Downtown Miami...

 
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Little Havana was named a national treasure!

Fact 9 - Little Havana is a neighborhood in Miami known for its vast Hispanic, especially Cuban, influence. This district features incredible Latin...

 
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Miami has the largest cruise ship port in the world

Fact 10 - The Port of Miami is the largest and busiest cruise ship port in the world. Miami's cruise ship port sees...

 

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