Museum Where Elian Gonzalez Was Captured
For those who've forgotten, Elian Gonzalez was a six-year-old Cuban refugee who was found floating off of the Florida coast in 1999. His relatives in Miami "adopted" him for five months and he lived in this house -- until he was forcibly sent back to his dad in Cuba.
The house is owned by Elian's great-granduncle, who lives in the back. The front rooms are set up as a museum. Elian's room has been left the way that it was on April 22, 2000, when federal marshals with automatic weapons burst in and grabbed unhappy Elian. A large photo of that awkward moment is displayed, as are Elian's Power Ranger action figures and plush Bugs Bunny, one of the tires on which Elian was found floating, and the Black Madonna statue that was already in the house when Elian arrived, and which he later claimed to have seen while drifting at sea.
Presidential buffs may want to visit the museum as well, as it's possible that enough angry pro-Elian Cuban-Americans either stayed home or voted against Al Gore in November 2000, throwing Florida and the election to George W. Bush.