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Miami City Hall

Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
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Address: 3500 Pan American Dr., Miami, FL 33133
Phone Number: 305 250 5400

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The fact this is part of the Miami City Hall building system does not take away from the fact this used to be the Pan American Airlines Passenger Terminal for the Pa Am Clippers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
Frank d
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1931 Dinner Key served as base of operations for Pan American Airway’s famed “Flying Clipper” fleet and was the largest most modern sea plane terminal in the country. The three large hangars were where the fleet was serviced and maintained. In 1954 it became Miami City Hall after Pan Am terminated seaplane operations. The mayor of Miami and the... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The fact this is part of the Miami City Hall building system does not take away from the fact this used to be the Pan American Airlines Passenger Terminal for the Pa Am Clippers that landed on the Bay right in front here. Those were wonderful days of travel and wonder. The charm of this building and it's history is... More 

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Dover, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Highly recommend for those who love history commercial aviation especially Pan American World Airways. Beautiful blue and white building. Original Pan Am Passenger Terminal.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

A beautiful art deco building surrounded by beautiful scenery, water-front in Coconut Grove - perfect for Miami. As explained in detail by other reviews, this used to be the Pan Am terminal. The white and blue exterior, the historic interior, the tables with umbrellas on the patio, makes it seem more like a little resort than for conducting the serious... More 

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SE Washington State
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

If you love airline history, you won't want to miss a visit to the original home of Pan American Airlines. Functioning now as Miami's City Hall, many areas reflect its origins and the walls are lined with historic photos. Our group was privileged to be lead through by the City Manager!

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Miami City Hall is located at the Dinner Key Marina on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove , .& is an importaint part of So Florida History. Surrounded by the many beautifull boats tied up at the marina, the restored City Hall building was originally the Pan American Airlnes terminal for its " Flying Clippers " aircraft that landed in... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I came here to get my passport. I recently moved to the area and on the way lost my passport. I came in today and was in and out fairly quickly. I made it in and out in less than an hour, and that included have to leave and come back twice (my fault, I forgot to get a money... More 

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South Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This city hall is at a very nice location that screams Florida...with Coconut Grove right there...Marinia right there and easy acess to Key Biscayne

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Miami Shores, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

interesting food, interesting menu, i didnt know what to order it all looked good

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Miami, Florida, USA
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283 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Only in Miami would the dirty politicians be treated daily to the best view in town. Bayfront in Coconut Grove, it used to be the Pan Am Hub to Cuba. With all the empty space in center Coconut Grove that can't be filled, move the grafters there and develop a REAL waterfront complex that someone can use.

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