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MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center

Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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Address: 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: (305) 672-2014
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9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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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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A nice shop with very knowledgeable staff - all volunteers apparently, who gladly share info with you. There's a photo-stop there - a stone wall with the time and date/place on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This nothing more than a over-priced gift store. There was little information about each building, and the focus was to sell tacky things.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A nice shop with very knowledgeable staff - all volunteers apparently, who gladly share info with you. There's a photo-stop there - a stone wall with the time and date/place on it, where you can usually find another tourist who will take your picture of you with your camera, if you do the same for them... And the public washrooms... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Better to see the things on foot by yourself rather than learn anything here. Thought the gift shop would be more unique than it was, but found it full of expensive chatzkies and marked-up antique items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a very cute museum, with a very nice self guided walking tour of local art deco hotels. Well worth the time.

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Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a must for anyone who is interested in history, architecture, or culture. Our guide Rick took us on a 2-hour journey around the area visiting the iconic beach hotels both inside and out. By the end of the tour, we were all well-versed on the elements of Art Deco styles and learned much about the people who designed,... More 

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Chicago area
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31 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This tour really sets the stage, the rest of the time you are here you will find yourself looking up, enjoying the architecture, the history. easy walking tour will wet your appetite for more.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in South Beach. The friendly staff at the Art Deco Welcome Center added to our pleasure with event bookings and recommendations.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of cool things to see but can be pricey. Saw a $1000 pair of 1970 sunglasses that were all scratched.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went on a tour so our entrance to the museum was included. It is one big room so I would have been horrified to pay a separate entrance fee. The gift shop was enjoyable but ostentatious. Location is easy to find on the ocean side and we love to see Art Deco around the world

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We enjoyed the preservation league tour of Art Deco architecture. We learned a lot of interesting facts about Miami beach, it's history, and the hotels.

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