Art Deco District Welcome Center

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Forget the sand: the best thing about South Beach is its sleek, streamlined, iridescent architecture, easily explored on foot. Unlike the grandiose power-tripping of its New York or Chicago relatives, Miami art deco is as giddy as a 1920s flapper decked out in beads and baubles. More than 800 buildings from the 1930s and early '40s survive in the city's historic Deco District, between 5th Street to the south and Dade Boulevard to the north. There's no single masterpiece, but the high concentration of flamboyant styles makes for a theatrical streetscape.

It's incredible to think that these buildings were almost destroyed by developers in the early 1970s. The Art Deco District Welcome Center is run by the MPDL, which first sprang into action when it tried to save two blocks of Ocean Drive, from 12th to 14th Streets.



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Art Deco District Welcome Center details

Address
1200 Ocean Drive, at 12th Street

Area Miami

Transport Bus C, H, K, W, South Beach Local.

Telephone 305 672 2014

Guided deco walking tours 10.30am daily except Monday and Thursday; Thursday evening tours 6.30pm ($20; $15 reductions). Self-guided audio tours 10am to 4pm ($15). Open 10am-7pm daily.

Admission free.

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Comments & ratings 4/5 (Average of 3 ratings)

By Amanda - Feb 26 2013

The Art Deco Welcome Center is located at 1001 Ocean Drive. Please update! Thanks!

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By Amanda - Feb 26 2013

The Art Deco Welcome Center is located at 1001 Ocean Drive. Please update! Thanks!

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By Mason M - Aug 11 2012
4/5

Fall and Winter are also awesome times to be here. Dry weather, events and things to do return to town from the slowdown in Summer. Art Deco is also easy to walk, very close to the city and places like Coconut Grove, if you want to drive to the Keys it's less than 2 hours, the place to be.
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By Brad Humphrey - Oct 18 2011
4/5

Miami Beaches Art Deco district is amazing! I feel like im in the Miami vice era all over again. I'll share this article I found:

http://miamibeach.org/directory/visitor-center/art-deco-district

Keep those beaches clean

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By C Andrade - Feb 10 2011

First TimeOut has outdated information on the days of the tours. Nonetheless we took the tour and were half bored. We took another Art Deco Tour with artdecotours[dot]com! Fascinating and fun. It cost a little more but so worth it!

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