The Official Art Deco Walking Tour

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More than 30 years ago, one of the most famous artists and collectors in the world, Andy Warhol, called up the Miami Design Preservation League and said wanted to take a tour of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District and see all of the great Art Deco buildings. Warhol came down from New York and took the tour - You can too.
Gate Price
Adult: $25.00
Child: $25.00

Presented by the MDPL, the Miami Art Deco Walking Tour gives visitors a brief introduction to all of the architectural styles that are on display in the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Explore Art Deco, marvel at Mediterranean Revival and reflect on Miami Modern. All three of those styles are exemplified by the district’s hotels, restaurants, and other commercial structures. During the 90-minute Miami Art Deco Walking Tour, an experienced guide will take you inside and out of some of the most interesting buildings in the area.

All of the programs that are offered by the MDPL have special appeal to individuals who are interested in art, design, architecture, history and preservation, but they should also appeal to most other people as well. During the tour, you will want to be on the lookout for examples of Art Deco like ziggurat (stepped) rooflines, glass block, decorative sculptural panels, eyebrows, round porthole windows, terrazzo floors, curved edges and corners, elements in groups of three and neon lighting.

If you’d rather take the Miami Art Deco Walking Tour by yourself, the MDPL also offers a self-guided tour that you can take using an iPod and an accompanying map. Although the self-guided tour also takes 90 minutes, you are free to move through the Art Deco District at your own pace. Audio tours are available in English, Spanish, German, and French.

After the tour, be sure to stop at the Art Deco Welcome Center and get some helpful tips about where to stay, where to eat and what to do in Miami Beach. There are tons of brochures and event guides for you to peruse in order to get the most up-to-date information about what is going on in the area.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Really nice tour
By Art- from Las Vegas on

Comments about Smart Destinations :

-Tour Guide Randy? was excellent. Lots of cool stuff to look at that you wouldn't normally see. We did the night one-much cooler in Sep.

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Phone: (305) 672-2014


Art Deco Welcome Center
1001 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Daily, 10:30 am departure plus Thursdays, 6:30 pm.


Thanksgiving and Christmas


Art Deco Welcome Center
1001 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Public Transportation

Stops at or near Washington Avenue and 10th Street, which is less than two blocks from the Official Art Deco Gift Shop.

Driving Directions

Exit I-95 at I-395 East to Miami Beach I-395 becomes the MacArthur Causeway and passes the Port of Miami As the Causeway reaches Miami Beach, it becomes 5th Street; continue straight ahead on 5th Street 5th Street dead ends at Ocean Drive; turn left, going north The Art Deco Gift Shop is located on the right, at 1001 Ocean Drive.
You do not need to make advance reservations – simply arrive at the Art Deco Welcome Center (1001 Ocean Drive – 10th Street & Ocean Drive) within 10-15 minutes of the scheduled departure time.

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