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Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla

Address: 7825 Fay Avenue, Courtyard Level, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: (858) 653-6277
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Ranked #19 of 34 Attractions in La Jolla
Type: Museums
Attraction details
Type: Museums
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Worth a stop to make you think about history and time. Small yet varied collection of new world and old world maps. Obscure location in multi story building.

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We have been to La Jolla many times but just discovered this wonderful little museum. It is privately owned by someone who loves cartography and wants to share his collection with others. How lucky for the rest of us! The museum is located just about a block off the popular Prospect Street so it is easy to combine a visit... More 

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San Diego
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152 reviews 152 reviews
28 attraction reviews
457 helpful votes 457 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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387 reviews 387 reviews
78 attraction reviews
617 helpful votes 617 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
51 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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san francisco
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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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