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

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About The Official Art Deco Walking Tour by the Miami Design Preservation League
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 Welcome Center at 1001 Ocean Drive (at 10th Street) on the following schedule: Daily, Monday through Sunday at 10:30 am and every Thursday evening at 6:30 pm. You do not need to make advance reservations - simply arrive at the Art Deco Welcome Center within 10-15 minutes of the scheduled departure time in order to purchase your ticket. Tour ticket includes FREE admission to our Art Deco Museum at 1001 Ocean Drive.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The official art deco walking tour by the Miami design preservation league was a really interesting mix of Miami Beach history, information about the different architectural styles that can be seen in the buildings around you, and a history of preservation efforts. Howard was my...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank smores01
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I got off a Norwegian Cruise in Miami early on a Friday, but our flight home didn't leave until early evening. Instead of sitting at the airport, we decided to rent a car and just drive around Miami. Our first stop was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dave_cwiklinski
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went on the mob tour and it was incredible, our guide, Howard, was fascinating and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend to anyone in the area! :)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeannie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent tour by very knowledgable tour guide Howard. Not only stops by famous (infamous) spots in South Beach but also dips into the architectural features since the guide is also an Art Deco aficionado. Recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank southbeach33139
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not usually that interested in architecture so I was initially a little on the fence about joining this tour but I did because it seemed like a popular thing to do. I was surprised to find it super interesting despite of myself! Our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shanzx
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Art Deco, so this tour was top of my list for my first visit to Miami, and I was not disappointed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maura R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the tour with Julie. The content ofthe tour is a very good introduction to the South Beach architecture and you should not miss it! As our guide was passionate about Miami, it made the tour even more interesting as she would share anecdotes....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I did the Scandals of South Beach walking tour today with Howard B. and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you want a little insight into the underbelly of South Beach check it out.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SoBeSaul
Martin J, Guest Relations Manager at The Official Art Deco Walking Tour by the Miami Design Preservation League, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear SoBeSaul, Thanks so much for writing about your positive experience taking our South Beach Scandals Tour with Howard. Miami Beach certainly has a colorful history. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and happy that you included us in your plans. Best, Martin...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is interesting, educational, and entertaining. The first part, is telling you about the history of Miami Beach and how it came to be. The second part was the basics of Art Deco. The third part was a somewhat short walk of a few...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Martin J, Guest Relations Manager at The Official Art Deco Walking Tour by the Miami Design Preservation League, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear MichaelMc777, Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. I'm glad to hear that you found the tour interesting, educational, and entertaining. As you mentioned, we try to balance the tour experience with relevant history, an introduction to the area's architecture, and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the most interesting walking tour around South Beach featuring tales of some of the more notorious and colorful characters in Miami Beach's past. It was conducted by the folks that also do the Art Deco tours and our guide, Howard B. was great. He's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank steeelblu
Martin J, Guest Relations Manager at The Official Art Deco Walking Tour by the Miami Design Preservation League, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear steeelblu, Thank you for sharing your positive experience taking our South Beach Scandals Tour. I'm glad to hear that you found the tour both interesting and fun. Thanks also for remembering your tour guide, Howard. He has a real knack for weaving the stories...More

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fl0rne
May 11, 2018|
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Yes, we operate 365 days per year!
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May 6, 2018|
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Response from monicapeterson | Reviewed this property |
We just went on the tour last week. The age for senior discount is 62+.
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Rowdy-47
February 7, 2017|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
The tour is 1.5 to 2 hours. There are a few stops where rest rooms are available. The tour is wheel chair accessible.
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