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Art Deco Welcome Center and Museum

  • 1001 Ocean Dr. Map It
  • South Beach

Published 09/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Run by the Miami Design Preservation League, the center provides information about the buildings in the district. An official Art Deco Museum opened within the center in October 2014, and an improved gift shop sells 1930s–50s art deco memorabilia, posters, and books on Miami's history. Several tours—covering Lincoln Road, Española Way, North Beach, and the entire Art Deco District, among others—start here. You can choose from a self-guided iPod audio tour or join one of the regular morning walking tours at 10:30 every day. On Thursday a second tour takes place at 6:30 pm. Arrive at the center 15 minutes beforehand and prepurchase tickets online; all tours leave from the gift shop. All of the options provide detailed histories of the art deco hotels as well as an introduction to the art deco, Mediterranean revival, and Miami Modern (MiMo) styles found within the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Don't miss the special boat tours during Art Deco Weekend, in early January.

Sight Information


1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Florida, 33139, United States

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305-672–2014; 305-531–3484-for tours


Sight Details:

  • Tours $25
  • Gift shop and center daily 9:30–7; museum Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Published 09/18/2015


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