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“Domino Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Domino Park

Domino Park
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Little Havana Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #43 of 339 things to do in Miami
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Miami, Florida, United States
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“Domino Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

I've only actually been there once and liked it very much. Everyone was real friendly and were happy to chat with everyone.
I drive by here often and toot my horn and they always wave back.
It's mostly older Cuban folks playing dominoes a favorite pastime of Cuba.
This is little Havana area so there are a lot of little shops, and place you can have Cuban espresso.
For what it is, it's very nice.
It would be great if they expanded it a little more and include maybe some ping pong for the younger generations and a swing set for the kiddies.

Visited October 2012
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Cesena, Italy
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“great people, nice spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

this is the right place where to go if u wanna see the old Cubans playing their favourite hobby: domino! according to our guide: this should had been a dangerous place above all if u took pictures thats why we were a bit worried when we got there but the welcome we received left us speechless.
so many nice and kind old Cubans that were playing domino and that invited us to take all the pictures we wanted (for free, of course) and who enjoyed telling us tales and stories about the past and their beloved Cuba.
great place

Visited February 2013
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5 Thank Mark B
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Medellin, Colombia
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“Daily busloads of tourists for a teenie treat”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2012

Long before Calle Ocho was a tourist attraction Cubans, many of whom knew each other from Cuba before the Castro brothers took over, were playing dominos "en caliente" at Domino Park. They concentrated so hard at besting their rivals of many years. Years later Calle Ocho got quite a bit of notoriety. Nowadays it's kind of sad in a way, to see busloads of gawkers dropped in front of the very small park for about fifteen minutes to stare at the players as though they are specimens. Their story is so much deeper than fifteen minutes can ever even hint at. Thirty years ago Calle Ocho was still the throbbing social pulse of Little Havana but today it's a shadow of its former self. Many of the Cubans have left the neighborhood and been replaced with other Hispanics with their own stories and history. Visitors from abroad and up North probably would not be able to see or hear any differences in the Spanish speaking inhabitants but to locals the differences in accent, tone, body language, etc. are are sure sign that the area is changing. My advice is to hop off the bus Gus and spend a couple hours walking (especially now in the cool dry season which lasts until May) and have a nice lunch. Bienvenidos!

Visited December 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“More History shoulod be provided”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

I enjoyed the domino Park, but an area for children to play should be added. I think of Lego land in Disney and wish that Domino park would be given for more activities so that maybe the youth could appreciate the elderly a little more. The park needs more color and style.

Visited August 2012
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“Watch local seniors play Dominos”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

This is a very small but decorative,local park which really is just a facility for local Cuban seniors to play Dominos and smoke Cigars but it has a lovely plaza. The Plaza was decorated by artists and it's mainly tile paintings and a large mural.. They currently have a few vendors selling their wares.
I don't recommend just coming to Domino Park as an attraction but if you want to see the local Latin/Cuban historical area,then YES. Make it part of your tour of Little Havana from SW13ave to 16 ave on SW 8st.

Visited June 2012
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