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The Wolfsonian - Florida International University
Ranked #19 of 59 things to do in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A museum, library, and research center that invites exploration of the persuasive power of art and design.
Reviewed 9 July 2018

the best activity is the bike trail, stay off the beach from 11 - 4 its too hot; go for the museums during this time; the wolfsonian is great, i did not see something like this picture above, what i saw was an art museum; other museum is the art deco; and the art deco motels are great to see; overall the restaurants were too expensive, and they forced you to pay an additional minimum of 18 per cent tip; i did it twice and not again, i did not like it, a forced tip; so i started buying food from these local smaller shops which were more cuban; there is a trolley on the miami beach, which is free, and can be like a free tour, you can just ride it all the ride to the end;

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"permanent collection"
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"on display"
in 34 reviews
"gift shop"
in 34 reviews
"decorative arts"
in 15 reviews
"great museum"
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"industrial design"
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"special exhibit"
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"propaganda posters"
in 8 reviews
"current exhibit"
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"storage building"
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"small museum"
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"wolfsonian museum"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"free admission"
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"worth a visit"
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"stained glass"
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"book store"
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

A must if you are on south beach for more than 48 hours and enjoy seeing something new and different. Very well done.

Thank andrewharbor1
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

It was really hot so I had to drag my reluctant husband here, but he was glad I did.

The main themes are propoganda and design, both illustrated with an eclectic selection of items. There are some fabulous examples of art deco on display.

The A/C is effective and the atmosphere is both physically and culturally cool! A great way to spend a couple of hours, all for $12 each.

The museum shop is also worth a visit, with some quirky pieces for sale.

Thank ShazyD
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

This museum is difficult to describe because it has a collection of such a variety of quirky eye candy.

Thank BigoBoca
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Website does not list hours. Drove an hour to go and closed on Wednesdays. Really disappointed we could not go.

Thank terrie55557
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Ian R, Public Relations Manager at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi! We're really sorry about your experience. The website does in fact list the hours, however, both on the homepage (which auto-lists every day's open hours and flags that Wednesdays are closed) and on the Visit page: https://wolfsonian.org/visit/. Happy to waive admission if you ever make it back to the area!

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