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MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center

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Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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Address: 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: (305) 672-2014
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: A Visitor information center located in the heart of the Art Deco...
A Visitor information center located in the heart of the Art Deco District, conveniently located in the same building as The Miami Design Preservation League. This center is the go to place for any and all inquiries regarding your stay here in Miami/Miami Beach. While the Art Deco Welcome Center does sell tours spanning from Everglades, The Official Art Deco Walking Tours, Audio Tours, City Tours and so on; their main priority is servicing the many visitors that walk in.
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Amazing Service!!

I was there on June 28th about 10 am. I found the service both pleasant and knowledgeable. I had limited time and the advice I received from the young lady working there (sorry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I was there on June 28th about 10 am. I found the service both pleasant and knowledgeable. I had limited time and the advice I received from the young lady working there (sorry didn't get her name but she was Asian) was bang on. Great experience!!

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West Salem, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's easy to see that the people who work here love what they do! The shop is fun. The museum is small but interesting (free if you take the tour, which we did). Franzeska was our guide and did a great job. She goes at a nice pace and has lots of good information to share. Franzeska make exploring the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The lady seemed to have a better than thou attitude. To get info on each building, you have to pay for a tour.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The guided tour of the art deco district was the highlight of our trip to South Beach. Our tour guide, Martin, was wonderful! Engaging, knowledgeable, and just a delight. In 90 minutes we were introduced to about 15 properties and learned a great deal about the history of Miami Beach. If you go to South Beach, do not miss this... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The folks in the visitor's center were helpful, but the best part was the museum -- it's small but mighty. The air conditioning doesn't hurt, either! I loved the furniture pieces they have on loan inside. So much information in a lovely space.

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Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Information on all the local things to see. Don't miss there organized art-deco walking tour. Well worth it.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Although the shop is nothing special, went on an organised walk which was well worth doing. Very informative guide and interesting to learn about the area, then bore the rest of the family when I got back!

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Oxfordshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Mostly cheap tourist trinkets in Art Deco motif. Very few authentic pieces. Just another shop. Best part was the air conditioning after the Miami heat of the day. Opening times not shown on their website.

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phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great spot to learn about the history of Art Deco in Miami Beach. Lots of friendly personnel and information to help you explore the area. There are also exhibits inside to explain the various architecture styles. Located right on the beach!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

If you have visited Miami Beach for the Art Deco, then you really must visit the people who saved it all. A great little Museum and Shop as well, and do go on the Art Deco tour...it's great !

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Additional Information about MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center

Address: Address: 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: (305) 672-2014
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > Flamingo / Lummus
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

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