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Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla

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Address: 7825 Fay Avenue, Courtyard Level, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: (858) 653-6277
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Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Love Maps, Love this Place

I've been wanting to visit this museum for a few years and finally just got in the car and drove over to the village. I love this place. I learned so much about California that I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
BellaRialto
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La Jolla, CA
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La Jolla, CA
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I've been wanting to visit this museum for a few years and finally just got in the car and drove over to the village. I love this place. I learned so much about California that I didn't learn in school. (You'll have to go to understand) I appreciated the magnifying glass they gave me to use to see the details... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Small but beautiful place. Very interesting to explore previous generations' views of the world around them, and their attempts to,set that down on paper. Their open hours are limited, so best to check online first. Open Wednesday's, Thursday's and the first & third Saturday's from 11-4. Enjoy!

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I went to the Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla as I happened to be in the area and thought that I would pop in to check it out. I am so glad that I didn't make a special trip to La Jolla just to see this museum as it was super tiny. I'm not sure what I was... More 

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Thank traveltoforeignlands
La Jolla, California
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you are interested in new and old maps then this is the place to go. Very interesting in instructive.

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Thank Papafish92037
Auburn, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I've been wanting to go here for several years and this was the first time I was here on a day it was open. The private collection is quite fascinating. The earliest map I recall seeing was from the 1436. Some maps are in book form, others are framed and mounted on the wall. The Current special exhibit is "A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Warning: only open for so many days a month, so check online! Went here for an extra credit college assignment, the collection (which is private) was phenomenal. I can't say I have seen a better collection or cartographic items. Museum is 100% free, and the staff knows A LOT, so ask questions, I guarantee: you will learn something. Hidden gem,... More 

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Thank cstruyk
La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Maps and atlases sound boring? Sure, but they aren't - not at all. As visually commanding aas intriguing, this museum and its exhibitions is one of the hidden treasures of La Jolla, and it's free.

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Thank AldisBrowneIII
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Read about this on Tripadviser. It is a private map museum that is only open 10 days a month. No charge and you can browse as long as you like. Maps go back to the 1400's.

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Thank Susanretired2013
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was fun when I went there because, it was free and I went because, I have friends in that were here from out of town

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Thank Ingrid C
Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 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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