• Miami Beach’s Art Deco District contains the world’s largest collection of Art Deco Architecture (800+ buildings)


• Miami Beach is home to one of the largest snow skiing clubs in the United States


• Miami is the Wreckreational Diving Capital of the World, containing Miami over 50 diveable wreck sites—such as ships, oil platforms, army tanks and the Spirit of Miami Boeing 727 jet-- sunken to provide artificial reefs for marine life.


• Miami is also home to the largest concentration of Boutique Hotels in the world.


• Miami Beach was dubbed the Sun and Fun Capital by Jackie Gleason when he broadcast his show here in the 1960s. Today Miami Beach is known as America’s Riviera and the Latin Hollywood.


• Miami Beach is a man-made island that was once a Coconut Grove Plantation.


• Julia Tuttle, -- the "Mother of Miami" -- convinced Standard Oil co-founder Henry Flagler to extend his railroad from central Florida to Miami, build a luxury hotel, and lay out a new town. She did so by sending him perfect Miami orange blossoms during a crop freeze north of Miami. The railroad arrived in 1896. The City of Miami was incorporated on July 28 that same year.


• Miami is home to the world’s only Everglades eco-system, made famous in Marjorie Stoneman Douglas’ book The River of Grass.


 • Miami is home to 150+ ethnicities and 60+ languages


• The popular television series “Miami Vice” made its debut in 1984. On July 28, 2006, “Miami Vice: The Movie” was released in theaters nationwide. The film stars Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx.


• Another top rated show set in Miami is; CBS’ CSI: Miami, which has won the ASCAP Award for Top TV Series in 2005 & 2006, also CSI: Miami has been named the World's Most Popular TV Show following rating studies of 20 countries worldwide. The survey, which was conducted by Informa Telecoms and Media, showed that CSI: Miami was featured in more top ten viewing charts than any other show.


•Miami is also home to Burn Notice, the winner of the 2008 ASCAP Award for Top TV Series.


• Memorable films made in Miami include: “Something About Mary,” “The Birdcage,” “Goldfinger,” “Scarface,” “True Lies,” “2 Fast 2Furious,” “Bad Boys,” “Bad Boys 2” and “Out of Sight.”


• Miami’s unique sport of Jai-Alai features pelotas which are recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as traveling up to 75 mph.



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