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Domino Park

S.W. 8th St. and S.W. 15th Ave., Miami, FL (Little Havana)
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Ranked #60 of 119 Attractions in Miami
Type: Parks
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Maximiano Gomez park is the heart of Cuban culture in Little Havana. It's here that elderly men meet to play domino. It's a cultural experience. You can walk around or take a seat and just observe. People are welcoming and talkative. They are seriously players. Sometimes they mock each other. There is a also a beautiful mural with American continent... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It's a small area but full of energy. This is where older Cubans come to play domino, the classic Cuban past time, although a few can be seen playing chess or cards. The energy in this place is exciting. They are skilled players, so make sure you know the game if you want to join in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Want to learn to relax? Want to see how the locals enjoy life? If you don't buy Dominos to take back home with you, stay at the park longer. I fit into the crowd here speaking no spanish and not being a local. My first stop in Miami will be here to greet my friends made in my last visit.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I was expecting something much larger, but very small little fenced in area that had lots of tables to play chess or dominoes. Not a green park, but more a large patio, and located in the middle of Calle Ocho. I was expecting a green area in town that had some dominio tables with lots pf players. You look at... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Nice little Domino Park in Little Havana, Miami. When you pass by, you will see local old Cuban guys playing dominos and smoking cigar. This is not a place for amateurs. They mean business here!

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Maximo Gomez Park - or Domino Park, as the locals call it - doesn't look like much of a park. There's no grass, it is enclosed in a cage-like fence, and it abuts a McDonald's. Inside are rows of all-weather tables and chairs bolted to the ground. Some of them are marked for chess, but most have built-in trays to... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 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... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 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... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 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,... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 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.

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