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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

700 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA
858 454 3541
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Ranked #18 of 24 attractions in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Art Museums, Concerts
Activities: Getting married
Description: Actually located in La Jolla, this museum has more than 3,000 works which vie for attention with the stunning views of the Pacific.
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La Jolla
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The museum itself is a work of art, very contemporary and open. Besides cutting edge works of art, the view of the La Jolla coastline and the Pacific Ocean is spectacular. Great little gift shop with really unique items.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The museum is a very manageable size. You can see all the current exhibitions and stroll through the lovely garden in an hour and a half, or two. The ocean views are stunning; I've never seen a museum with a better view! Lunch in the cafe is a must, outdoors is pleasant in nice weather. The service is always attentive... More

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chicago
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156 reviews 156 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a small museum in a lovely part of LaJolla. The scenes of the water from the museum are alone worth the price of admission. The facility specializes in temporary ambitious exhibits. The price of admission allows return visits and also access to the sister facility in San Diego. The cafe offers pleasant indoor and outdoor dining.

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San Diego, California
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25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

But did't enjoy the current exhibit. The exhibits change every 3-4 months, so I'll be back for another. The museum sits above the cove in La Jolla in a beautiful setting. A cafe is on the premises for a delightful lunch.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

One can do worse than trade the beach for a museum visit but this perfect location is a good alternative for a few hours away from the sun-burned crowd. Fee: $10 is a bit stiff but the ticket is a two-fer and is good for the downtown location, with an expiration date of 7 days. Building: Used to be the... More

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The museum is situated overlooking the water near the seals. It is a beautiful building with plenty of free parking around. We enjoyed the featured exhibit and also enjoyed a very nice lunch in the museum café.

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Toronto, Canada
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62 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The setting of the museum is stunning. The collection was quite limited, almost all of it focused on "wrapped art" - buildings etc. wrapped in fabric - interesting but not much variety, not worth the admission fee.

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Naples, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

• The La Jolla site displayed the exhibit Christo and Jeanne-Claude Featuring Works from the Bequest of David C. Copley, interesting photos and drawings. The site is wonderful, the room spacious and often with incredible view of the prospecting Pacific Ocean. Really enjoyable. As well as the little garden, displaying a few good sculptures

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El Cajon, California
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We truly enjoyed the exhibit at the Museum...The featured artist was Christo with pictures, sketches and a wonderful video. We also enjoyed the La Jolla Historic section and the lovely sculpture garden. Take time to stroll the halls of this small museum if you are in the area.

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Long Beach, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

contemporary museum at two locations, la jolla and downtown. one ticket for both. great ocean views of surfers in la jolla.

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