Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

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Everglades Safari Park

Miami-Dade County Commissioners approved a project that would build the largest mall in North America miles away from the sensitive Everglades. Pictured is Everglades Safari Park in Miami-Dade. Everglades Safari Park

Skift Take: The idea that this mall — indoor ski slopes, water park, and all — could make Miami competitive with Orlando on the theme park front is ludicrous. Miami has cultural riches, natural treasures, and plenty of places to shop and eat. It doesn't need more traffic jams, which this project will inevitably bring.

— Hannah Sampson

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