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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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This has to be the best ever gift shop and vintage store .... everything south beach and Art Deco... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
via mobile
Guided walking tour! A Must Do!

The Art Deco guided walking tour is a must-do for anyone interested in the history and meaning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sebastian, Florida
via mobile
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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!
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (18 reviews)
“art deco” (60 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5080
Flamingo / Lummus
+1 305-763-8026
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This has to be the best ever gift shop and vintage store .... everything south beach and Art Deco is here. It is at the visitors centre on ocean dr. You can spend a good hour wandering through the store and looking at all the...More

Thank Lizzy9663
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Art Deco guided walking tour is a must-do for anyone interested in the history and meaning behind this fabulous style of architecture! Our guide, Paula, educated and entertained us with the origin and development of the Deco style of the buildings, as well as...More

Thank 5Helen5
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating exhibition of furniture, stories, clothing and history of the area. Some interesting recollections. A pity the video wasn't working.

Thank Antalyaman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice welcome center and museum. Lots of neat retro items to look at. We were a little disappointed there was no map/pamphlet with information on the buildings to look at as you walk the street. It would be nice to not have to pay twenty...More

Thank Thedevelopingimage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought they will provide a self tour guide book for free but everything it seems have a price included the tour guide. I wish they provide like a tour guide book so that tourist can walk around themselves and just explore themselves. Don't have...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly recommend a visit to understand the wealth of styles and influences which make up the Miami Beach Art Deco district.

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Art Deco lovers this is THE best place to get a start to understanding why Miami Beach is what it is and it's beginnings. So interesting and the volunteer tour guides who work at the welcome centre are real locals ! No students doing it...More

Thank Wendy S
Sara_MDPL, Guest Relations Manager at MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate the time you took to review the center. Our goal is to be provide our guests with unlimited resources to ensure a wonderful well rounded experience in our city. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank You!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Visited last week as part of the Miami leg of our tour. Both of us are big Art Deco fans and the walking tour was well worth the money to get the background and information on the architecture. They were able to help us with...More

Thank ramseygreen2017
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Paid 20$ and was the only one who came. So my self guided tour transformed into personal tour. Rick was very good guide. Showed a lot of interesting places not only on Ocean drive, but also on Collins avenue. Highly recommend this tours to everyone...More

Thank Джамиль З
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My wife likes Art Deco architecture so this was a must-do. The displays and posters are well arranged and the docent was friendly and informative. She and my wife had a good conversation about places to dance in Miami too! If you want to know...More

Thank moosetoo
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