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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
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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A Wealth of Information

We went to the MDPL Art Deco Welcome Centre to enquire about the hop on hop off bus. Barbara was amazing, she helped us understand the map and offered suggestions about the best... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We went to the MDPL Art Deco Welcome Centre to enquire about the hop on hop off bus. Barbara was amazing, she helped us understand the map and offered suggestions about the best places to visit. We purchased our tickets and left feeling very confident and ready to enjoy our experience the next day. Thank you so much Barbara for... More 

1 Thank Jodz04
Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The museum is attached to the Welcome Centre. It's small but with a wealth of information on the conservation & preservation of the Art Deco buildings presented in clear & interesting ways. Also, there are examples of furniture & accessories which bring the whole period alive. Inspired, I wanted a book on South Beach architecture so went to the Welcome... More 

Thank Rita M
Morpeth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A collection of photographs, plans, objects and historical information. Laid out in a easy access level floor area. Feels personal and genuine.

Thank Wakinii
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A walking tour is a must, but this Art Deco tour by MDPL Welcome Center was really good. Our tour rep really knew her stuff, she gave us a quick briefing on the history of Miami Beach and took us around south beach on the most iconic buildings explaining the differences and style. At the end she was happy to... More 

2 Thank samantha2016888
Hamilton, Canada
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105 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by here to book a couple tours and have a look at the Art Deco Museum. The staff were excellent in the welcome center. We had a issue with one of the tours we booked thru them and they very quickly called the tour company and got the situation fixed, thanks. Also the museum was very informative and inexpensive... More 

1 Thank Greg E
Joensuu, Finland
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483 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 

1 Thank mmikko
New Westminster, Canada
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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.

Thank 1Juanita
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 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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38 reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

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

Thank Phill S
Strathaven, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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.

Thank Supertr1pper

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