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Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla

7825 Fay Avenue, Courtyard Level, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 653-6277
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Ranked #21 of 26 attractions in La Jolla
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- Aug 3, 2014
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San Diego
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143 reviews 143 reviews
22 attraction reviews
444 helpful votes 444 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had no clue that the museum existed until we saw it on TV a few months back. It is free of charge and open approx. 10 days/month. (1st and 3rd Saturdays and Wed and Thurs from 11-4). Look at their web site to see if it is something for you. Parking: We usually shy away from La Jolla, in... More

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Moreno Valley, California
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360 reviews 360 reviews
71 attraction reviews
548 helpful votes 548 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I'd heard about the Museum from a pal who belongs to the Road Map Collectors Assn of America. Somehow this large, multi-terraced building with almost no parking nearby manages to accommodate one of the best map and atlas collections in the US that is not located on a college campus or under the wing of a large private foundation (like... More

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La Jolla, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
51 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a must for the History Buff or anyone interested in seeing rare old maps and atlasses. This is the best display of the most beautiful and rare maps. A must if you are visiting the area. Check the times and days open prior to coming. It is a generous gesture on behalf of Mike Stone, the owner of... More

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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla has extensive collections of maps from many eras including some produced before the age of exploration. The museum is organized by geographical area as well as time, with areas featuring maps of Europe, Asia, the heavens, and California. Descriptions of each map provide an in-depth understanding of the individual maps. The museum... More

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