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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130-1535
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HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering,...

HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami's history as the unique crossroads of the Americas.

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Interesting Museum

The museum, a Smithsonian affiliated, is located in the downtown of Miami. It has two buildings and a Research Center, and shows permanent and temporary exhibitions about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ileana P
Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum, a Smithsonian affiliated, is located in the downtown of Miami. It has two buildings and a Research Center, and shows permanent and temporary exhibitions about the history of Miami, and also the history of Florida and the Caribbean. The museum has a lot of documents, manuscripts, pictures, artifacts, etc from pre Columbian to the present times. You can... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a few different sections of the museum, the memory lab area was quite strange. It's very abstract and just not our thing. Then there was a huge area of photographs and biographies of "interesting" (i.e. Oddballs) people of Miami. The last area was more of the traditional museum and we enjoyed the scavenger hunt. The strange thing was... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I read about this museum, it sounded incredible so I made it my priority in Miami. There were some interesting displays but overall I found it underwhelming. Just an overview of history rather than much in depth, or analysis of changes. And I didn't see anything since the 1990s which is 30 years of modern history that's missing. However,... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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645 reviews
338 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,249 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As other reviews have indicated, this is a good rainy day activity for both adults and kids. Its part of the downtown cultural/library complex, so its a bit difficult to find the entrance. Parking is expensive in the attached garage-$14. All the handicap parking on the street level was taken so we parked on the second floor of the garage.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Or if you experience a rare full day of rain this is a great museum to visit. Very well put together and providing a broad view of the history of Miami. We really enjoyed.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The museum is easy to find downtown and is a good way to spend a couple of hours learning the local history with well laid out exhibits. Sometimes history museums can be a bit bland, but that is not the case with this one. If you are going to see it, I think it is a good thing to do... More 

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Plano, Texas, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great place with a lot of visual history. Fun for the entire family and very interesting history about Miami.

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Miami, Florida
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We traveled by Metro Rail to downtown Miami to History Miami for a Seminar on the Civil War Reconstruction era. There were several speakers who researchers who had sturdied this era and had written several books. They gave the group present a well informed presentation. They broke for a intermission with drinks and a wonderful spread of goodies to eat.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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108 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

If you're already downtown and have an hour to spare, this is a nice place to visit. Try to go on one of the frequent "fee free" days.

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299 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a history museum going through great transitions. They have permanent exhibits which touch on many topics from the very hidden prehistory of the area to today's cultural diversity. There are also changing and temporary exhibits. The colorful folklife exhibits are well, colorful but lacking in people. The changing history exhibit helps to expose many of the large collections... More 

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