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MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center

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Neighbourhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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Address: 1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5080
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+1 305-672-2014
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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A Visitor information center located in the heart of the "Art...

A Visitor information center located in the heart of the "Art Deco" Historic District. We are at 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fl, the headquarters of The Miami Design Preservation League. The center is the go to place for all inquiries during your stay here in our Beautiful City! We feature The Art Deco Museum, "The "Official" Art Deco Walking Tour daily at 10:30 am/ Thurs 10:30 am & 6:30 pm, "Official" Self Guided Art Deco Audio Tour, Maps in 9 languages, Info on Cultural & sporting events, in addition to excursions to the Everglades National Park, City Tours, Key West Day trips, and others.

Our priority is to provide our guest a wide array of information, services & activities to facilitate a well rounded experience during their stay in our Beautiful City!

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Small but charming

The museum is both educational and pleasurable venue. Wish I had more time to explore it more and read all the information. We also took a walk-in tour.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is both educational and pleasurable venue. Wish I had more time to explore it more and read all the information. We also took a walk-in tour.

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INSTANBUL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always find something to buy here. There are creative, interesting designed mousepads to necklaces, silk scarves to paintings....

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Celebration, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, if these folks are the 'Welcome Ambassadors' for Miami Beach, just pass on by. Two employees and not a peep. Minimal literature and absolutely no energy from the staff. If this is what it is like on a Tuesday at 3 PM, I can only speculate what it is like on a Friday at 3 PM. There is some... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I've lived in Miami most of my life I had never taken a tour of Miami Beach. This 90 min tour was packed with interesting information on how Miami Beach was created, the owners of individual buildings, the art deco period art and artists featured inside the hotels we visited, the architecture and those who built and designed the... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting history and brief videos, more seating areas would be nice. Went nuts at gift shop next door great assortment of Art Deco items.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Welcome Center is a good place to start your wander of South Beach. The folks are friendly and helpful, you can get a map and directions. There is a also a small museum about the efforts (thankfully, successful) to preserve the Art Deco buildings that highlight the area. After the short visit, you can be prepared to know what... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Art Deco Welcome Center knows the history about the area and made it worth the while to take the tour. The only downside to this tour, can be the size of the groups, but they never know how many people will show. Great job on the volunteers.

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A short film describes the efforts of the two champions of the preservation movement and how they managed to save many of the art deco buidling from destrction. This is also the place to get the walking tour of the area that is led daily.

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Kensington, MD
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

My sister-in-law and I happened onto one of these tours just as it was starting and decided to go on the spur of the moment. So glad we did! It was our first morning in South Beach and the 90 minute tour gave us an art, architecture and history background that enhanced our entire stay. Some juicy gossip too. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I took my dad to this walking tour. Its a solid 90 minutes but its not a fast paced or strenuous walk. Its mild paced, mostly around a few neighborhood blocks and some standing. Julie was our tour guide and she was fabulous! She was incredibly well informed and well read on the topic. We got both a history of... More 

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