Known as the City of Progress, Hialeah Florida is known as having the second largest Hispanic community for a city with more than a 100,000 population. It is also the home of of the second largest Spanish network, Telemundo. This is a great place to immerse oneself in Hispanic culture, especially that of the Cubans.
Hialeah Park Racing & Casino
An institution, Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, it is almost a century old. It was originally a greyhound racing track when it opened in 1922. It became a thoroughbred racing track by 1925, operated by Miami Jockey Club. In its heyday, Hialeah Park Racing was visited by popular Hollywood actors and actresses, royalties and politicians such as Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Grace of Monaco and Harry S Truman. You can visit this iconic place at 100 E. 32nd St., Hialeah. Contact Hialeah Park Racing and Casino at 305-885-8000. You can also check out their website: www.hialeahparkcasino.com.
4040 Palm Ave.,
Music lovers and memorabilia enthusiasts should never forget to check out Ricky’s Records in Palm Avenue. Another iconic place worth visiting, Ricky’s Place has been a selling hard-to-find music classics. What makes this place unique is that it still sells, vinyls and cassette tapes of Latin artists of the past. If you want to find great musical instruments and equipment, Ricky’s Records is also the go-to place.
Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment
Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment
4800 Palm Ave., Hialeah
Culture fanatics would find this place heaven. Formerly known as Milander Auditorium, this has been a mecca for culture since after its major renovations in 2013. This is just one of the few cultural centers in Hialeah. It often hosts major exhibits and concerts.
Garden of the Arts
1700-1798 W. 76 St., Hialeah
An open space dedicated to arts, Garden of the Arts has been gaining buzz among the younger generations. Don’t be fooled by the expanse of houses in the area- Garden of the Arts is just located at the back of Palmetto Expressway. Considered one of the most beautiful parks in the city, it is a hybrid between a museum and art gallery. The sculptures and other installations are complemented by the lush greenery of the area. There are often concerts happening in its amphitheater. Its trails are suitable for hiking and biking too.
Ñooo! ¡Que Barato!
1198 W. 23rd St., Hialeah
Translated as “Damn, That’s Cheap”, Ñooo! ¡Que Barato! Is surely hard to miss. Look for the yellow building located in between Okeechobee Road and West 12 Avenue and you find yourself at one of the cheapest Cuban stores in the city. We are not just talking about Cuban cigars here. In this shopping center, you can score hard-to-find Cuban products such as batas de casa and even San Lazaro statues of different sizes.