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

1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Flamingo / Lummus)
305-763-8026
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Ranked #9 of 114 activities in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My partner and I took this walking tour with a friend and loved it! By no means are we history or design buffs, but hearing about the Art Deco buildings from our passionate and knowledgeable guide, and also learning about the evolution of the area as a whole gave me all the more appreciation for this fascinating place. While there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My fiancee and I did this tour on a recommendation and thuroughky enjoyed it. The guide was friendly, passionate and informative and his information was engaging and accurate.

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Upper Midwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I came into this tour knowing nothing about Art Deco or the history of Miami Beach. The tour covered both in a clear, accessible way. Our tour guide (I think her name was Maureen) clearly loved her subject and knew it well. I particularly appreciated that she kept us in the shade or in air conditioned hotel lobbies for most... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I recently did the Art Deco tour with the Miami Design Preservation League. I believe it was $25 each and I would highly recommend it if you have any interest in design and the history of the south beach area. Our guide Howard, if I remember correctly, was very knowledgable and was able to answer any questions... More

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Whitestone, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Really enjoyed the tour. !! Left from preservation league building. Strolled around deco area. Very knowledgeable and personable guide shared history and anecdotes of interest about the area. There was time for photos at stops along the way. Was a hot day. Had the opportunity to go in some lobbies as part of the tour and to cool off! Bring... More

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a lovely 90 minute walk, very easy pace with a local who is passionate about the history, really enjoyed it. A good way to understand the historical element of South Beach and all those Art Deco buildings.

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Segrate, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The explanation and the tour were great. Howard as a tourist guide was excellent. We suggest you all to spend a bit of time in there to enjoy and understand better the Miami Beach's history.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My friend and I were in Miami on June 22-25th and went to the Monday morning, 10am, Tour. This is a non-profit organization, so I felt the $25 was doing more than padding a wallet. We had roughly 20ppl on our walking tour, but the Tour guide was wearing a speaker and mich so it was very easy to hear... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

My daughter wanted to see the Art Deco buildings in Miami's South Beach so we took the Walking Tour organized by the Miami Design Preservation League. It was a wonderful choice. The tour leader was extremely knowledgeable and very articulate. She lead the group through the historic area, where we were able to view spectacular buildings. While we entered the... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A very knowledgeable guide, and, this is a non-profit organization, so you are supporting a great cause!

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