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

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Address: 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Sponsored by the Miami Design Preservation League, the daily walking tours...

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.

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I wish I had done this tour on my first trip to Miami as it has helped me understand and appreciate the buildings in the South Beach area that I had previously just passed by... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wish I had done this tour on my first trip to Miami as it has helped me understand and appreciate the buildings in the South Beach area that I had previously just passed by without noticing. My tour was with Melissa. She did a great job telling us the history of Miami Beach and showing us some art deco... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I highly recommend this tour. The guide when I took the tour was Joel Levine who is very knowledgeable and passionate about the material. I do think it makes the tour more appealing to have an interest in and/or appreciation for either history or architecture. I find architecture interesting, but the history of the local area is what I found... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the walking tour on my own. Left the wife and children on the beach. Spent a very informative 2 hours with Joel our guide who really knew his stuff and was clearly doing it out of a love for the area Perfectly paced and just the right amount of info. At the end Joel gave us a sheet... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the tour yesterday and it was really nice. Out guide was great, spoke loud and clear, easy to understand for not natives and really committed for everyone to enjoy and ask question. Afterwards the guide can also advise you on more to see by yourself. If you are an Art Deco enthusiast, a must ! If not, still... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the walking tour and enjoyed it very much. It was nice to learn and appreciate the architecture rather than just admiring buildings. The guide was very informative and pleasant.

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Aventura, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned so much about Miami Beach history and architecture during this walking tour led by Joel Levine. We would walk a bit then stop in the shade while Joel described the life and times along with the architecture. The tour sped by as we all were engaged and involved. I highly recommend it.

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Simi Valley, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a huge Art Deco fan and collector most of my life. I was very excited about taking this walking tour. It was fabulous. A few of the venues let us view the interior décor. Wish I could have taken all of it home with me. Great docent. I apologize I can't recall her name, but she is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had been meaning to take this art deco tour for years and finally did in this past February. It was great. Extremely knowledgeable and nice guide. Viewed outside of buildings plus a few on the inside. Learned alot and it was fun.

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London, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the walking tour and it was great! Our guide, Joel was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing his information. He really made the tour interesting and we felt like we learned a lot about the area, the people, and Art Deco as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great introduction to the wonderful Art Deco buildings of Miami South beach. A must for visitors to understand the history and style of Art Deco in Miami Beach. Don't miss out.

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