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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 #17 of 25 attractions in La Jolla
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's not so big but nice to be before you hit the city in San Diago It's nice place for kids as well not so far

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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nice museum, though somewhat limited in display space. However, the available display space was used well; nothing overcrowded, plenty of room to stand back and view the art. Lovely location; the outdoor art garden views the ocean.

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Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

enjoyed the travelling exhibit from Mexico City, but the building itself, and the gardens on the cliffside, make the visit a must.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The Museum of Contemporary Art has a great location with wonderful restaurants and hotels nearby. The Museum has a very good facility for seeing films and depending on your taste in contemporary art... well that will depend on the current exhibit, but, often cutting edge as it should be. Given the location and the space and facilities make sure you... More

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upstate New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We visited the museum while they were in the middle of installing a new exhibit. Luckily for us it was a half price day and this worked for us because literally half the museum was off limits due to the installation. What we were able to see was nice and the sculpture garden is small but pleasant and the building... More

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La Jolla
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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