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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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Such a nice find an respite from the humidity and sun. Just a 5$ fee for a ton of information. 2 informative videos to see about how the restoration got started, who started it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2016
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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Such a nice find an respite from the humidity and sun. Just a 5$ fee for a ton of information. 2 informative videos to see about how the restoration got started, who started it and when. Quite a few relics from the past inside this museum which will take you back to the "good old days". Great clean bathrooms. Don't... More 

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Gulfport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

They checked ahead to make sure I could access the tour in my wheelchair. The welcome center houses a museum about the the different types of Art Deco buildings and their history, Take this tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

excellent walking tours at 10.30am each day by local experts. our guide Marty was informing and amusing and a great host. $27 I think for an adult ticket for two hours of art deco architecture and history. wonderful. you can't enjoy south Beach properly without this intro to the area

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bournemouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Do not miss this place, in a great area easily walkable along the boardwalk. A museum shop had some great stuff. I liked the video telling the history of the restorations

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USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Happened to stop in because hotel was directly across the street. Already was aware of the obvious tourist attractions but came across a card on display advertising Little Havana's monthly street fair which only happens on the last Friday of the month. My sister and I went that evening and thoroughly enjoyed the music, art displays, and atmosphere. Without the... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We learned so much about the art deco period, as well as the history of Miami Beach in general. The 90 minute, 10:30 AM tour went by quickly, because our guide was so interesting and entertaining.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Really enjoyed the walking tour of the art deco hotel district. Would have like to take more tours but time did not permit. The small museum is interesting and great to get out of the sun or a rainy day.

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Thank OttawaShell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We visited the gift shop which was filled with great items. We then went to get information on some tours. The gentleman we worked with tried to get us on a good tour but it was sold out. He then got us set up for a self guided tour of the deco district. It was great and informative. The museum... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Easy to find. Good museum attached. Fee applies. Thought the information at the reception counter was disappointing. Maps showing the interesting buildings, or suggested self guided tours would have been useful. A self guided walking tour with headphones was available for 20$ with a further 20$ deposit. I couldn't have one because it was too late in the day. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

This little museum offers a quick introduction to the Art Deco scene of Miami Beach. A couple of very short videos and a compact museum was a perfect way to start wandering to see the Art Deco buildings in the area.

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