Miami is one of the most popular destinations in both Florida and the United States. The cultural hub is home to an ethnically diverse community with an equally diverse set of interests. However, how much do you really know about the city? With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Miami. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: It’s Home to a Park Named After KC and The Sunshine Band. There’s a park in the city named after KC of KC and The Sunshine Band. And it’s not random, either – the park is located in Hialeah, where the band got its start.
Number Fourteen: You Can Rent a House on Stilts. It might sound crazy, but it’s true! Starting for $1,000 a day, you can rent a house over stilts in the water. The houses are very isolated and, despite being in the water, are actually very safe.
Number Thirteen: Some of its Oldest Houses Are Downtown. Downtown Miami is renowned for being one of the most architecturally advanced metropolitan areas, but the truth is that some of the city’s oldest houses are located at the center of this metropolis. There is a residential neighborhood in downtown Miami that features houses dating back to 1909.
Number Twelve: It’s Home to the World’s Largest Collection of Art Deco Architecture. If you want to get an artistically rich experience, look no further than Miami Beach’s historic arts district. The district has close to 1,000 art deco-style buildings.
Number Eleven: It Has Man-Made Reefs. Specifically, Miami’s Biscayne Bay has a man-made reef in it. The reef was designed to be a replica of the city of Atlantis, and it’s also a memorial site. You can visit the reef for free when you visit!
Number Ten: It’s a Great Spot for History Nerds. In fact, most people don’t realize that Miami is home to the Columns of Remembrance, which are located in the Everglades. The memorial is there to remind people of the tragic ValuJet Flight 592 crash that happened there in 1996.
Number Nine: It Has its Own Indie Radio Station. The station is based out of Wynwood and focuses on emerging independent artists – and not only the ones from Miami. If you want to get your finger on Miami’s cultural scene, tune into this station when you visit. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Miami, coming soon!