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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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What a wonderful surprise!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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La Jolla, California
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La Jolla, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 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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Las Vegas
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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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28 attraction reviews
466 helpful votes 466 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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81 attraction reviews
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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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182 reviews 182 reviews
62 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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