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  Although favored by climate and geography, Miami remained a remote tropical village of frame houses until Henry Flagler brought his East Coast Railway here in 1896 and turned his hand to community development. In fact the renowned Miami Beach was created out of a mangrove swamp!

Sprawling across 2,054 square miles of land, Miami is a huge and cosmopolitan city. Attracted by year-round warmth and sunshine, thousands of visitors pour into the area with the hopes of getting a little sun and relaxation. Miami's glittery reputation, along with its unique architecture will take you your breath away.

Greater Miami's list of attractions is long and varied, the city really does have something for everyone! Some of the more popular attractions are Viscaya Museum and Gardens, Little Havana, Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium, and the Miami Metro Zoo. Biscayne Boulevard is a prime spot for shopping, it features the Bayside Marketplace- a shopping experience the Tropical style. Shopping is also excellent at the Cocowalk shopping and entertainment complex.

A trip into Everglades National Park is a unique sightseeing experience. Various boardwalks lead out over the watery areas, signs and displays identify and describe the flora and fauna that you may encounter. At Flamingo there are sightseeing boat trips, and naturalists conduct nature walks along the shore.

World-famous South Beach, located on the southernmost part of Miami Beach, attracts colorful mix of visitors to its Art Deco surroundings. Celebrities, artists, and International supermodels have all been found to frequent the trendy boutiques, restaurants and art galleries which make-up South Beach.

Miami offers a grand array of activities geared towards enjoyment! Visitors can take on such activities as deep-sea fishing to snorkeling, from playing golf to scuba diving. Of course, the beaches always allow for sun relaxation!  

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