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The Official Art Deco Walking Tour by the Miami Design Preservation League

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Neighbourhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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Address: 1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5080
Phone Number: +1 305-763-8026
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Sponsored by the Miami Design Preservation League, the daily walking tours...

Sponsored by the Miami Design Preservation League, the daily walking tours of the Miami Beach historic district are a terrific way to see the amazing architecture of the area. The tour guides are knowledgable and helpful.The ninety-minute tour provides an introduction to the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Miami Modern (MiMo) styles found within the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Explore hotels, restaurants, and other commercial structures with a visit to a number of interiors. The tours depart from the Art Deco Gift Shop at 1001 Ocean Drive (at 10th Street) on the following schedule:Mondays at 10:30 am Tuesdays at 10:30 am Wednesdays at 10:30 am Thursdays at 6:30 pm Fridays at 10:30 am Saturdays at 10:30am Sundays at 10:30 am You do not need to make advance reservations - simply arrive at the Art Deco Gift Shop within 10-15 minutes of the scheduled departure time in order to purchase your ticket.

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we loved it

our guide Howard was great: very knowledgeable, kind and entertaining. we learned a lot and had a great time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

our guide Howard was great: very knowledgeable, kind and entertaining. we learned a lot and had a great time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

if you want to know about the area, take this tour. our tour guide Howard was a great source of everything about the Miami Beach area. I only wish the tour was longer. it just scratches the surface. its easy as far as walking. definitely do this tour at 1030 from the art deco welcome center....

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a terrific overview of the art deco buildings in south beach. A compact 90 minute tour given by Howard, a knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer guide. We liked it so much we stayed of for his Jewish history tour of the area at tip of island. Well worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time with our guide, Howard. The tour begins at the Art Deco Welcome Center and visits some of most important art deco buildings. We were able to understand better Miami's interpretation of the Art Deco style. Thank you, Howard.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I recommend this tour for who likes art, architecture and history. Our tour leader, Rick, was very knowledgeable and personally I really enjoyed learning about Art Deco Architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked on this tour at the Art Deco Welcome centre, the tour leaves at half ten and you can just turn up and pay. Was well worth the money as you get into the museum at the welcome centre as well. The tour was delivered by a local resident who was a volunteer. She was fantastic, really informative and knew... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This guided tour really is a must in order to really appreciate how much time and effort has gone into preserving these buildings over the years. Once we had been on the tour we were then able to look out for various Art Deco features on the buildings as we wandered along Ocean Drive and many of the other streets.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful thing to do when visiting South Beach. Without out it one cannot get the flaovour and history and heart behind this vibrant vacation paradise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the guided walking tour (Official At Deco Walking Tour) when they were out of the MP3 players for the self guided tour. Wow did we luck into a good deal. The tour was so informative and interesting! Definitely worth doing if you are in Miami Beach. We would stop in the shade and the tour guide would spend 10... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide John enlightened us on the background of how the art deco style was developed, what the various elements mean, and showed us many fine examples. He was very entertaining and our interest was firmly held throughout the tour. I highly recommend this if you find architecture at all of interest!

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