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

1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5080
+1 305-672-2014
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Far exceeded expectations

This guided walking tour was really interesting and well worth doing. I was dragged along by my... read more

Reviewed yesterday
engrob84
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Hong Kong, China
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What a wonderful day!

We took the Miami Beach Art Deco District Audio Tour. It was informative, fascinating and fun... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stan M
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Miami Beach, Florida
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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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“in south beach” (92 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5080
Flamingo / Lummus
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This guided walking tour was really interesting and well worth doing. I was dragged along by my wife and didn’t think I’d enjoy it but it was great! Julie was superb.

1  Thank engrob84
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the Miami Beach Art Deco District Audio Tour. It was informative, fascinating and fun. Since it was self guided we could travel at our own pace. The narration was compelling. In the middle of the Tour was the 11th Street Diner where we...More

Thank Stan M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Miami beach- south beach is a treasure trove of Art Deco architecture. When explained in such an engaging and professional manner, one can profoundly appreciate the wonders you otherwise would be gawking at wondering what is that? Julie was masterful in the detail, enthusiasm and...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This 2 hour walking tour is very informative on the history of Art Deco buildings in Miami Beach. And in general the history of the development of the Tourist industry in Miami South Beach. The guide was excellent and full of information. We even entered...More

Thank gormsby98
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best part of our trip! Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable architect. Highly recommend this! It made walking around South Beach much more meaningful and enjoyable.

Thank Craig K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice refresher course on Miami Beach, South Beach. Tours are guided by very knowlegable and enthusiastic Volunteers. Small groups, personalized to the group. Costs $20 to $25. Very well spent 1 1/2 hours. Plus usually you get free admissin for day into Art Deco Museum.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our volunteer tour guide made this tour an engaging and very enjoyable experience. She knew a lot about the history and architecture of these buildings, she truly cared about preserving them, and her stories were interesting and entertaining. She explained the key point of the...More

Thank lucia307
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour. They split us into two groups so that there were only about 12 people in each group. The guide was excellent, very knowledgeable. Walked by many of the buildings and inside a few of them. It's a great tour to...More

Thank Greg1771
Martin J, Guest Relations Manager at The Official Art Deco Walking Tour by the Miami Design Preservation League, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Greg1771, Thank you for joining us on our walking tour of the Art Deco District and for sending in this kind review. There's a certain flare to Tropical Art Deco and we're glad we were able to introduce you to a slice of that,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a day in Miami specifically to look at the art deco buildings. The enthusiastic volunteer guide provided a great insight into the history and design of the buildings, pointed out the landmark buildings and was able to take us inside a couple of...More

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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 1 week ago

Dear Daftpilot, Thank you for reviewing and recommending our walking tour of the Historic District. We're glad to hear that you were able to take in all the architectural eye candy that the Art Deco buildings have to offer. With hundreds of these buildings throughout...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It wasn’t a strenuous tour and was very informative and to me very interesting. The history of how the rock was used in the building of these hotels. The people who built them. There is so much more to see than just the general buildings...More

Thank Lindsay T
Martin J, Guest Relations Manager at The Official Art Deco Walking Tour by the Miami Design Preservation League, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lindsay T, Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. There really is a rhyme and reason as to how the Historic District evolved with it's layers of architecture and how the buildings inform us of the signs of the time....More

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Rowdy-47
8 February 2017|
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Response from Jimbski | 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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nancyram
20 February 2016|
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Response from lonestartravels | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if either tour guide spoke Spanish on my tour date. I did not see anything written about Spanish tours even available. Sorry that I was not able to answer your question.
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jknechtly
30 December 2015|
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Response from McArthur3 | Reviewed this property |
We viewed between 12 - 15 outside and went into 4 - all of which were beautiful
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