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The Wolfsonian - Florida International University

Address: 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: 305-531-1001
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Ranked #14 of 33 Attractions in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Owner description: The Wolfsonian–FIU is a museum, library, and research center in the heart of Miami's historic Art...
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Type: Educational Sites, Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Thu 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Tue 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Owner description: The Wolfsonian–FIU is a museum, library, and research center in the heart of Miami's historic Art Deco district that uses nearly 120,000 objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design.

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Haddonfield
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We joined a tour in commemoration of 100 years since World War I. The guide mentioned the Christmas Eve truce between the Germans and the Allied Forces. Suddenly we heard a beautiful male voice singing "Silent Night" in German. Another sweet voice began to harmonize. Then a few more. Someone sang out in English. The room was filled with voices... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Their permanent collection is very good, sometimes they show very interesting movies, Had seen one narrated by Ernest Hemingway a documentary it was amazing. The current exhibit on posters from the Great War is awesome because had them from the different countries involved.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The museum building is quirky and intriguing, in an old renovated warehouse (?), and the exhibition on World War I, was meticulously chosen and organized, and riveting.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We were only in south beach for a day and half and visited this museum. It was well worth a visit and the permanent collection is truly fascinating.

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Biot, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The exhibits and the building'society architecture are both fascinating. Right in the center of MiamI Beach

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We do not often get to see 20th century industrial design represented in a museum. A wonderful walk through recent history. Very cool!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

i did not expect to find such a broad collection in a corner of southbeach very well curated state-of-the-art facilities will visit again for sure by the way, free admission on fridays after 6pm

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Miami Beach, Florida
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15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I love this Museum for its unique collection and approach at history. It contains some of the great art deco pieces and the building it self is a unique experience on South beach. Great rainy day option. Enjoy!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A bit of the 30's. Exhibits are as sleek and well presented as you would hope a museum would be. Spend time here and romance with the past.

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Kuala Lumpur
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a nice small museum. You'll find exhibits on American products, architecture from the mid 20th century, all very well preserved and displayed. The only thing is parking: well this is South Beach, you'll need to find the Public Parking lots, otherwise there is no street parking unless you valet.

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