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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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Good introduction to art deco Miami

Are you interested in learning more about the beautiful historic district, stop by the welcome centre to learn more! The entrance was $5, so worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Are you interested in learning more about the beautiful historic district, stop by the welcome centre to learn more! The entrance was $5, so worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

they told us about the free shuttle bus where to eat ........what to see excellent........right close to the beach and very central

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Staff are really helpful and knowledgable we booked our trips from here as we felt they would be legitimate tours

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Excellent museum, plenty of information about how the district was saved. Shop also recommended , lots of one-off vintage items for ssle

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Set in the midst of the Art Deco district, this museum is a little gem. It's quite small (only a large room) but packed with fascinating information and exhibits. We spent over an hour here and recommend it to all who are interested in Art Deco.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The tour offered by the center is a must for those who want a complete understanding of the architecture and history of the Art Deco district. There are so many nuisances to full appreciation of the area and the stories are fun and fascinating.

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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

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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Additional Information about MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center

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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