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Salk Institute

10010 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
858 453 4100 Ext. 1200
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Ranked #8 of 24 attractions in La Jolla
Type: Educational Sites
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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a gorgeous building, an architecture landmark in San Diego. I love going here, but there have been several times when I've been here that the security has just been awful. I understand that the research needs to be kept safe and everything, but why have such a gorgeous building if you can't have any access for the general... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I have visited multiple times over the last 25 years. Security has increased each time. Access is now limited, which was disappointing. The trip is just to see the architecturally famous complex. If that is not of interest to you, or familiar to you, then you might not "get it".

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I really did love it here, but there wasn't anything to do because walk around the buildings. I sat down and enjoyed the view for a while but then I left. I suppose if I had gone on a tour it may have been more interesting. I'm glad i stopped by to see the buildings but I couldn't imagine spending... More

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Toronto, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I know it's a world famous research institute but my understanding was that the architecture of this building was famous - perhaps it is - but it just looks like a concrete communistic style building from eastern Europe - certainly not beautiful - or unique - if you've ever been to the former Soviet Union.

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san diego
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Beautiful setting. Very interesting tours highlighting the great research done here and explaining the stunning architecture.

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Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Salk Institute in San Diego is not only a great contribution for Science, but also a splendid architectural complex that should not missed while visiting San Diego

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Naples, Italy
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95 reviews 95 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

One of the excellence in Science since 1960, the Salk Institute was established iJonas Salk, M.D., the developer of the polio vaccine. Designed by the famous architect Louis I. Kahn the beautiful building stand over the cliff over the Black's beach sands and the ocean. The place has an highly inspiring architecture and is dedicated to fundamental research in biology... More

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Eugene
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Didn't know this even existed, until we went on a tour. The guides were architects, and were able to explain how they were able to get natural light onto the bottom floors, how almost every office has a view of the ocean, how the layout forced people to interact, and many other things that I would never have thought about.... More

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is a must site to visit while in SD, the architecture of this place is unique and the way that the building is preserve is magnific, please just go and admire it one of the best buildings designed by master architect Louis I Kahn

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Boston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This institute is in a great location overlooking the ocean and in an area that seems to be full of educational/research institutions. It is within a short driving distance of the Torrey Pines beach area.

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