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MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center

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Neighbourhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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Address: 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5080
Phone Number: +1 305-672-2014
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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, 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, Self Guided Art Deco Audio Tour, Maps in 9 languages, Info on Cultural & sporting events, in addition, excursions to The Everglades National Park, City Tours, Key West, 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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A Starting point

A worth to visit. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. The Art Deco museum is small, but informative. The price was (5$/adult). There are guided walking tours (25$adult... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
mmikko
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Joensuu, Finland
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Joensuu, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A worth to visit. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. The Art Deco museum is small, but informative. The price was (5$/adult). There are guided walking tours (25$adult) approx. 2h, at Art Deco area. Tours starting at 10.30. Take enough time to get to Miami Beach - our 35miles take about 2h, and if you are coming by car... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a must see ,great information center , very helpful. staff were friendly and knowledgeable . A must do if you are visiting this area and want to learn more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant! Informative with chance view inside as well as outside of some key buildings. Just 1.5 hours so not too demanding.

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Bloxham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only small but a nice stop off point - a good appreciation of the wonderful preservation work in South Beach & some wonderful examples of Art Deco artefacts & fashions - loved it

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a not for profit centre on Ocean Drive. It offers good quality souvenirs, deco posters etc at ok prices. Staff are very helpful. Just outside there is a nice photo opportunity with the art deco display showing temperature followed by date and time and showing your location. One for the scrap book.

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Thank Supertr1pper
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a pile of leaflets for other local attractions. I asked if they had a leaflet for a self-guided walking tour and she suggested I go to the shop next door and buy a book listing all the buildings.

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Thank Rona M
Sara_MDPL, Manager at MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center, responded to this review

Hello, we do apologize for the unfortunate experience you had. We strive to provide good customer service. In an effort to better serve our guest what day did you visit our center? We wiil make sure to address so that we can learn and provide better service going forward. Thank you. More 

Tierra Verde, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here to take a walking tour and arrived early enough to have time to spend in the attached museum. What a great place to learn about the different architectural styles and periods in South Beach. There is a short film that runs continuously as well. Don't miss this stop as well as make sure you take the walking... More 

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Thank paradiselivin1
Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We went to the museum the day after the Art Deco Walking tour. Helped cement the things we learned the day before. Also had some good books in the gift shop.

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Thank FloridaFelix
West Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Please see my previous review of this excellent walking tour of the Art Deco area. The welcome centre is where the tour starts and finishes - the exhibition in the centre is OK but not a patch on the walk.

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Thank Ginger10WestSussex
Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Whilst waiting to take the art deco walking tour we spent some time in the MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center. After our tour we returned to see the things we had missed. Whilst there are not tons of things to see inside it does give you a flavour of the story behind the saving of the original art deco buildings... More 

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