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Address: 1821 SW 9th Street, at SW 18th Avenue, Miami, FL
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Little Havana Adventure with Cuban Cigar Rolling
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I was charmed by this museum, not because of the content, but because we were greeted by one of the founders of the museum and a participant at the Bay of Pigs invasion.His... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Where else does one have a chance to spend one on one time with actual participants in the Bay of Pigs invasion? Our amazing guide had been captured by the Cubans during the invasion and spent two years in a Cuban jail. I would recommend this visit to anyone. Admission is by donation and parking is easy and free.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I found very little information in an easily digestible format. First room was just a bunch of books and some unlabeled flags on the counter. Second room was covered with pictures of the modern day survivors (not historic) and some cool CIA documents, but with little to documentation to understand. Not set up for tourists.

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Thank John N
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Such a desolate place and a strange choice to land the invading party. The museum is well set up and the photos of those Cubans who died are displayed as a reminder of the event.

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Thank SheryleMoon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I was charmed by this museum, not because of the content, but because we were greeted by one of the founders of the museum and a participant at the Bay of Pigs invasion.His passion and knowledge really got to me. I admired his desire to pass on his experiences and knowledge.

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Rockford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I were with a tour group that stayed 5 days in Miami. We went here as a group and were given a talk/overview by a veteran who had served. The talk was worthwhile and informative. There are lots of things on display to look at as well. The Memorial is tiny; but if you can find it,... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Just by chance looking at our GPS before going to Key Biscayne, we discovered that we were about two minutes away from this museum and thought we would have a look. It became one of the highlights of my life very quickly, as upon entering my wife and I discovered that the individuals staffing the museum were actually Cubans (now... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The museum itself is a Veteran's Hall for members of the Actual CIA-trained Brigade members who were sent to Cuba and who were defeated in the Bay of Pigs. While visiting, I met a radio operator who was in the invasion. Another man there authored a book titled, "After the Bay of Pigs." His mother negotiated with Fidel Castro for... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Sad bit of our history in which we sent a brigade of men trained by the CIA, into Cuba, they were supposed to land in another part of Cuba, but at the last minute it was changed, also they forego the air support and over 50,000 Cuban troops waited for them in shore, it is one of the biggest debacles... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We visited this small Museum in Little Havana in early December. It may look closed but it is probably open----a buzzer will unlock the door for you. Few artifacts remain from a disaster where everyone is either killed or captured from a country that we have not recognized for over fifty years. It is a small wonder that few things... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

The museum is dedicated to the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba. The exhibit inside consists of mostly photographs of the many people who fought, and artifacts, new paper clippings, and magazines covering the event. It is small but interesting. There also seems to be a community center gathering hall inside, the people inside were very friendly and welcoming.

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