History Miami

Lonely Planet review

South Florida – a land of escaped slaves, guerilla Native Americans, gangsters, land grabbers, pirates, tourists, drug dealers and alligators – has a special history, and it takes a special kind of museum to capture that narrative. This place, located in the Miami-Dade Cultural Center , does just that, weaving together the stories of the region’s successive waves of population, from Native Americans to Nicaraguans. It’s interesting for kids and manages to explain the story of Miami’s many demographic groups while still feeling tightly focused. Get off the Metromover at the Government Center stop.