Fun Facts About Hialeah, FL
Try to stay calm when you are in your swimsuit. It’s against the law to sing while attired in a bathing suit in Hialeah.
Iconic aviatrix Amelia Earhart set off for her fateful plane ride from Hialeah.
Many Hialeah locals practice Santeria, a religion of West African and Caribbean origin that encompasses traditional Cuban spiritual healing practices. Hialeah has the largest population of Santeros outside of Cuba, and the religion has a long and controversial history with the city government.
Skateboarding is not just for play in Hialeah. It’s illegal to skateboard without a license.
The famous Hialeah Park Race Track, affectionately nicknamed The Grand Dame, received more coverage from the Miami media when it opened in 1925 than any other sporting event in Miami’s history, and it still attracts millions of tourists today as one of the greatest in the country. It has played host to legends such as the Kennedy family, Harry Truman, J.P. Morgan, and Winston Churchill.