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“Daily busloads of tourists for a teenie treat”
Review of Domino Park

Domino Park
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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, 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!

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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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Reviewed September 4, 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.

2  Thank MiamiDadeBert
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

After breakfast, my wife, my puppy and I stroll over to the Domino Park to watch the veterans play Dominoes. It is historical and cultural. During our last visit we saw that the City of Miami were powerwashing the whole park...it's nice to see that such a tradition is kept up by both it's participants and the City.

Go and check it out if you have never seen it.

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

I'm a co-author of a domino book, called "Dominos For Schools" and I saw some of the great blocks here. You can learn more at ABCDominos where you can get a free ebook.

1  Thank SteveTLA
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