Playing Dominoes Like a Real Cuban in Little Havana, Miami
Clacking domino tiles, Cubans clad in guayaberas, thick cigar smoke smothering the air—this is what you"ll find in Domino Park. Officially named Máximo Gomez Park, it's best known as a gathering place for Miami's most devout domino players. Among a macho setting, men spend hours at the domino tables where anti-Castro politics are as fierce as the games being played. Surrounded by a colorful mural of world leaders painted by school children in honor of the Summit of Americas held in Miami in 1994, visitors can sit in on a ferocious game of dominos—along with an earful of the day's political chatter—if they're willing to gamble a dollar or two.