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JAARS Museum of the Alphabet

6409 Davis Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173
704-843-6066
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Waxhaw
Type: Specialty Museums
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Monroe, NC
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I am a local who visited the JAARS museums (this one and the Mexico Cardenas Museum next door) for the first time today with my 9 year old son. The Alphabet Museum is incredibly detailed. There is so much to look at that I was somewhat overwhelmed- but in a good way. I really enjoyed the Mexico museum too. This... More

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Brasília
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Not only Alpha and Beta but a lot of informations about the History of the writen word by the Humanity. This museum is a amazing culture center. In Brazil I never know about it until to be in Waxhaw for a visit to our american friends.

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Ohio, USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This was an excellent museum. We had only allowed an hour which was not enough time! It was definitely worth a side trip to see. As others have noted, the museums does a geat job presenting information in a way that all ages can appreciate.

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Waxhaw, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A real gem. One-of-a-kind museum will enthrall museum-lovers and anyone interested in the history of written language. The displays are phenomenal, the presentation very layered, from bold easy-to-understand overviews to highly detailed content about the development of specific families of alphabets. There is something for the casual tourist with only short time to browse but the professional linguist will be... More

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Volga, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

You could walk into this little museum knowing basically nothing about the world's writing systems and their history and walk out with a ton of new knowledge. There's no admission fee (amazing!), so you can just walk in and follow the history of written language from it's beginnings to today. If you are a scholar and want to truly learn... More

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very interesting exhibits & film presentation. Plan to stay several hours to see all the exhibits. If you're there at lunch time, the cafeteria is excellent & very reasonable-cash only! Something for all age groups.

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's not the typical museum theme. It is about our alphabet, something we use each and every day. Informative, educational, well worth the time.

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Dayton, TN
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Wow...incredible amount of information in a small space. And very well laid out with wonderful displays. Very worth the time

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is so educational, it is amazing that this museum in our area -- use a guide through the museum, they are very knowledgeable; great field trip for Missionaries, home schoolers, and families.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Our missionary aviation group, Compass Aviation, visited as a group. It was a beautiful day and we went through the JAARS Museum of the Alphabet. There were lots of photos on the walls, interactive exhibits and people stationed at different locations to answer any questions. It was a very informative time. We enjoyed our visit and took lots of pictures.

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