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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
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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
Thu 09:00 - 19:00
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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, 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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Great walking tour

The Center offers a fabulous Art Deco walking tour. Our guide was an charming architect who offered lots of interesting, historical tidbits about South Beach. I was surprised when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
flynn019
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Roseville, Minnesota
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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the museum recently and enjoyed our brief time in it. It does give a good overview of the Art Deco movement and its impact on Miami Beach. Also some history of its develeopment there. However, much more is needed. At $5 for seniors it was - just about - worth it.

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Roseville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Center offers a fabulous Art Deco walking tour. Our guide was an charming architect who offered lots of interesting, historical tidbits about South Beach. I was surprised when this turned out to be one of my favorite activities in Miami.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There we were on Lincoln Rd in South Beach looking for a map, directions, a good place to eat up the coast and there was Pastor Jimenez with a map and all the right answers! This man IS a treasure!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you intend to take a look at the Art Deco architecture that Miami South Beach has to offer then this is a good place to start. Lots of relevant literature and maps and helpful desk staff who can book you on the daily walking tours which leave at 10.30AM each day or provide the audio self walking guide that... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I bought shuttle tickets to get to and from the beautiful Vizcaya home and gardens. Sara Aedo was so welcoming, efficient and thorough in the Welcome Center. Thanks, Sara! The museum and setting are stunning, but the shuttle leaves something to be desired. The pick up was late at our hotel and the return driver had absolutely... More 

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Sheffield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was led by a husband and wife team who really knew their history and the MDPL's role in preservation of the South Beach Art Deco architecture. I felt like I learned so much and enjoyed every minute of the walking tour. Highly recommend this tour in particular because it's led by volunteers and the cost of the tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting Miami, I recommend visitin this welcome center, which has very friendly and helpful staff. They can give you advice about almost everything in Miami plus their tours are fantastic. Look on their website for details.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to have a crash course about's Miami Beach Art Deco architecture this is the place to go. It's indeed small but well nourished, oh don't forget there's an entrance fee.

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San Francisco, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 1.5 hours with Julie from the Art Deco Welcome Center. She was a terrific tour guide. Informed, articulate, responsive, thoughtful. The tour was well paced, was an expert on the topic, and overall great pace. She genuinely cared about the neighborhood and lived there, you could tell by her passion and interesting tidbits. She even stayed longer as we... More 

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Kansas City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Art Deco Walking Tour offered by the MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center was a perfect way to spend a morning. Our guide (Julie) was extremely knowledgeable, the tour was perfectly paced, and we left with a greater appreciation for the distinctive buildings that make up South Beach. We have taken many architectural tours and this was by far one... More 

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