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MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center

Address: 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Flamingo / Lummus)
Phone Number: (305) 672-2014
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Ranked #7 of 47 Attractions in Miami Beach
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Activities: Walking
Owner description: A Visitor information center located in the heart of the Art Deco District, conveniently located in...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Activities: Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We did the walking tour on the first morning and it was well worth it, I learnt so much about Art Deco and the guide pointed out things that we never would have noticed without his expertise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

If you like Art Deco this is the place to be steeped in 1920s buildings including Versace's . Easy to walk between all blocks

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I are visiting Miami Beach for a few weeks and dropped by the MDPL's Art Deco Welcome Center to get some info on the area including Key West. Ricardo provided us with loads of information and booked us on a city tour and gave us some info on Key West where we will be visiting for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We took a 90 minute walking tour of the South Beach Art Deco area with Paula, from the Miami Design Preservation League. It was great - she was so knowledgeable and it is great to see South Beach with a basic understanding of the architecture and history. Highly recommended.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We visited Art Deco Welcome Center in spring and took part in the rewarding Art Deco Walking Tour with great guide. Now in November 2014 we went back to see their new exhibition room, defenitly worthwile visiting. You will get a really interesting overview about Miami Beach Design history and the many activities of Design Preservation League. Got great information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Took the art deco welcome center's walking tour of south beach and it was quite interesting. Maureen was very knowledgeable about the city and the architecture of the area. The tour covers a good part of the historic art deco district in south beach in 2ish hours. This is a great tour to get out in the sun, walk a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I visited the Welcome Center to book an Art Deco walking tour and the service I received was wonderful! A huge thank you to Constanza for recommending a lovely bakery to grab a coffee before the tour and for helping me out with sending a postcard! The Welcome Center and the gift shop really added to the whole experience and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was such a helpful relevant walk. The guide told us great information about Miami Beach's 200 years. Our group was from Sweden, France and Canada. The guide was so knowledgeable and prepared.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Those are the beautiful words from Sara in the Welcome Center that so accurately describe their mission to preserve this unique area and share it's rich history. Sara was very generous with her time and wealth of knowledge about the area. Wendy, our volunteer tour guide for the Art Deco Tour was spectacular. Yes, I said volunteer. Her passion to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We were guided by Martin Jean, who was very well-informed and entertaining. He led us on a tour of the Art Deco district, a place we had driven through many times, but never really knew anything about. He described the features if at least a dozen hotels, as well as several interior lobbies. By the end of the toUr, we... More 

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