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MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center

1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5080
+1 305-763-8026
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Art Deco Tour

Took the 10:30 AM 90 minute tour. Learned a lot about the architecture and history of the area. Was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
WDE34
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Venice, Florida
Art Deco at its finest!

It's truly Miami! How could you NOT want to do this tour and meet people in the process?! Art Deco... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Candy S
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“walking tour” (34 reviews)
“gift shop” (19 reviews)
“art deco” (60 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5080
Flamingo / Lummus
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+1 305-763-8026
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the 10:30 AM 90 minute tour. Learned a lot about the architecture and history of the area. Was well worth it if your into that.

Thank WDE34
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's truly Miami! How could you NOT want to do this tour and meet people in the process?! Art Deco is simply fabulous and you need to partake in it as you wander around Miami Beach and absorb the colors, the architecture and the grandeur...More

Thank Candy S
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We were scheduled to be on a cruise on Monday and took the weekend to explore Miami... with two more mature ladies in tow - one need to be careful how much of walking and heat they can endure. We went to the Welcome Center,...More

Thank The2WorldTravelers
Sara_MDPL, Director, Art Deco Welcome Center at MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank You for taking the time to write a review. Ricardo is a valued team member. I will make sure he gets this message. I am so glad you and your family had a wonderful stay in our beautiful city. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

There is quite a selection of walking tours to take in South Beach but we decided to support the not-for-profit preservation league who grew out of the 1970s push to protect the local architectural heritage. It was an excellent decision! The tours are v reasonably...More

Thank ggandse
Sara_MDPL, Director, Visitor Center at MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thank You for taking the time to review your walk with Julie, She is a very special and dedicated guide. We will make sure she reads your message. Reviews from our guest help keep us current as well as give our guides the pat on...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

They have one docent walking tour each at 10:30 a.m. that lasts for an hour and a half. I've taken many walking tours in others cities but this one was the most informative.

Thank tobybof2000
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I did not take the tour they offer, so will not comment on this. However, my questions were all thoroughly answered and explained. Go there as one of the first places to get a better idea of what you can and want to do.

Thank Jerkyfox
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A very cost friendly experience which shows the wonderful effort and history of restoration and preservation of the Art Deco district. Both my husband and I have a fondness for the architecture and the entertainment of this period. If you do not wish to splurge...More

Thank Angelfish_Queensland
Sara_MDPL, Director, Visitor Center at MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our center. Our goal is to make the top ten so your review will help us get there. We will continue to do our best to provide stellar service to our guest! So glad we...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

A friend and I walked in here after wandering around the heat on South Beach. A lovely woman named Bev was kind enough to set us up on a tour for the following day of the Miccosukee Indian Village (and Everglades Tour). Bev was informative...More

Thank Snapper P
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Recently undertook an evening 90 minute walking tour around the Art Deco area of Miami. Our guide was Rick, and he was amazing- very enthusiastic, a bit irreverent- loved that, and his passion for and knowledge of the architecture and area was catching! We loved...More

Thank Patricia768
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This was a fun and informative 90-minute walking tour around the historical Art Deco area of Miami Beach. We learned about the 3 main styles of architecture in the area, found out that new buildings and modifications to old ones must follow zoning rules, and...More

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