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MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center

1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5080
+1 305-763-8026
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Good place for an unusual gift

The welcome center is both a small exhibit space and a shop. The shop specializes in Miami Beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
annettefromm
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Miami
Art Deco at its finest!

It's truly Miami! How could you NOT want to do this tour and meet people in the process?! Art Deco... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
Candy S
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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A Visitor information center located in the heart of the "Art Deco" Historic District. We are at 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fl, 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 daily at 10:30 am/ Thurs 10:30 am & 6:30 pm, "Official" Self Guided Art Deco Audio Tour, Maps in 9 languages, Info on Cultural & sporting events, in addition to excursions to the Everglades National Park, City Tours, Key West Day trips, 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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  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gift shop” (18 reviews)
“walking tour” (28 reviews)
“art deco” (58 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5080
Flamingo / Lummus
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+1 305-763-8026
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The welcome center is both a small exhibit space and a shop. The shop specializes in Miami Beach memorabilia and art deco themed stuff. Prices are pretty mixed.

Thank annettefromm
Reviewed June 27, 2017

It's truly Miami! How could you NOT want to do this tour and meet people in the process?! Art Deco is simply fabulous and you need to partake in it as you wander around Miami Beach and absorb the colors, the architecture and the grandeur...More

Thank Candy S
Reviewed June 19, 2017

We were scheduled to be on a cruise on Monday and took the weekend to explore Miami... with two more mature ladies in tow - one need to be careful how much of walking and heat they can endure. We went to the Welcome Center,...More

Thank The2WorldTravelers
Sara_MDPL, Director, Art Deco Welcome Center at MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

Thank You for taking the time to write a review. Ricardo is a valued team member. I will make sure he gets this message. I am so glad you and your family had a wonderful stay in our beautiful city. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

There is quite a selection of walking tours to take in South Beach but we decided to support the not-for-profit preservation league who grew out of the 1970s push to protect the local architectural heritage. It was an excellent decision! The tours are v reasonably...More

Thank ggandse
Sara_MDPL, Director, Visitor Center at MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2017

Thank You for taking the time to review your walk with Julie, She is a very special and dedicated guide. We will make sure she reads your message. Reviews from our guest help keep us current as well as give our guides the pat on...More

Reviewed May 18, 2017

I did not take the tour they offer, so will not comment on this. However, my questions were all thoroughly answered and explained. Go there as one of the first places to get a better idea of what you can and want to do.

Thank Jerkyfox
Reviewed May 17, 2017

A very cost friendly experience which shows the wonderful effort and history of restoration and preservation of the Art Deco district. Both my husband and I have a fondness for the architecture and the entertainment of this period. If you do not wish to splurge...More

Thank Angelfish_Queensland
Sara_MDPL, Director, Visitor Center at MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our center. Our goal is to make the top ten so your review will help us get there. We will continue to do our best to provide stellar service to our guest! So glad we...More

Reviewed May 13, 2017

A friend and I walked in here after wandering around the heat on South Beach. A lovely woman named Bev was kind enough to set us up on a tour for the following day of the Miccosukee Indian Village (and Everglades Tour). Bev was informative...More

Thank Snapper P
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Recently undertook an evening 90 minute walking tour around the Art Deco area of Miami. Our guide was Rick, and he was amazing- very enthusiastic, a bit irreverent- loved that, and his passion for and knowledge of the architecture and area was catching! We loved...More

Thank Patricia768
Reviewed April 20, 2017

The museum is both educational and pleasurable venue. Wish I had more time to explore it more and read all the information. We also took a walk-in tour.

Thank LeopoldinaIL
Reviewed April 17, 2017

I always find something to buy here. There are creative, interesting designed mousepads to necklaces, silk scarves to paintings....

Thank SIBELBELMA B
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