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MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center

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Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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Address: 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5080
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+1 305-672-2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A Visitor information center located in the heart of the "Art...

A Visitor information center located in the heart of the "Art Deco" Historic District. We are at 1001 Ocean Drive, the headquarters of The Miami Design Preservation League. The center is the go to place for all inquiries during your stay here in our Beautiful City! We feature The Art Deco Museum, "The "Official" Art Deco Walking Tour, Self Guided Art Deco Audio Tour, Maps in 9 languages, Info on Cultural & sporting events, in addition, excursions to The Everglades National Park, City Tours, Key West, and others.

Our priority is to provide our guest a wide array of information, services & activities to facilitate a well rounded experience during their stay in our Beautiful City!

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A Wealth of Information

We went to the MDPL Art Deco Welcome Centre to enquire about the hop on hop off bus. Barbara was amazing, she helped us understand the map and offered suggestions about the best... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the MDPL Art Deco Welcome Centre to enquire about the hop on hop off bus. Barbara was amazing, she helped us understand the map and offered suggestions about the best places to visit. We purchased our tickets and left feeling very confident and ready to enjoy our experience the next day. Thank you so much Barbara for... More 

Thank Jodz04
Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum is attached to the Welcome Centre. It's small but with a wealth of information on the conservation & preservation of the Art Deco buildings presented in clear & interesting ways. Also, there are examples of furniture & accessories which bring the whole period alive. Inspired, I wanted a book on South Beach architecture so went to the Welcome... More 

Thank Rita M
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A collection of photographs, plans, objects and historical information. Laid out in a easy access level floor area. Feels personal and genuine.

Thank Wakinii
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A walking tour is a must, but this Art Deco tour by MDPL Welcome Center was really good. Our tour rep really knew her stuff, she gave us a quick briefing on the history of Miami Beach and took us around south beach on the most iconic buildings explaining the differences and style. At the end she was happy to... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here to book a couple tours and have a look at the Art Deco Museum. The staff were excellent in the welcome center. We had a issue with one of the tours we booked thru them and they very quickly called the tour company and got the situation fixed, thanks. Also the museum was very informative and inexpensive... More 

1 Thank Greg E
Joensuu, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

A worth to visit. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. The Art Deco museum is small, but informative. The price was (5$/adult). There are guided walking tours (25$adult) approx. 2h, at Art Deco area. Tours starting at 10.30. Take enough time to get to Miami Beach - our 35miles take about 2h, and if you are coming by car... More 

1 Thank mmikko
New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

a must see ,great information center , very helpful. staff were friendly and knowledgeable . A must do if you are visiting this area and want to learn more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant! Informative with chance view inside as well as outside of some key buildings. Just 1.5 hours so not too demanding.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Only small but a nice stop off point - a good appreciation of the wonderful preservation work in South Beach & some wonderful examples of Art Deco artefacts & fashions - loved it

Thank Phill S
Strathaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This is a not for profit centre on Ocean Drive. It offers good quality souvenirs, deco posters etc at ok prices. Staff are very helpful. Just outside there is a nice photo opportunity with the art deco display showing temperature followed by date and time and showing your location. One for the scrap book.

Thank Supertr1pper

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