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Salk Institute

10010 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1099
+1 858-453-4100
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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10010 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1099
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+1 858-453-4100
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"louis kahn"
in 20 reviews
"architectural tour"
in 18 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 5 reviews
"architectural gem"
in 4 reviews
"architecture buffs"
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"gravel lot"
in 3 reviews
"famous architect"
in 2 reviews
"architectural features"
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"reflecting pool"
in 2 reviews
"museum of art"
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"the pacific ocean"
in 11 reviews
"glider port"
in 7 reviews
"places in the world"
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"san diego"
in 13 reviews
"walk around"
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"free parking"
in 3 reviews
"scientists"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are lucky to be surrounded by great minds that pursue excellence in philosophy, architecture, and science!! This place is pure beauty and excellence in spirit, expression, and execution!!

Thank mae855
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome architecture, modern and minimalistic, in an even better locations. Worth a walk around to admire it from all sides

Thank sfaccin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning architectural masterpiece by one of America"s premier architects. Great views of the Pacific too.

1  Thank Ray T
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Looking at this architectural wonder makes you appreciate the mind of the artist/architect who designed this building. The sun hits the reflecting pool and shines on the water at certain times of the day. All the offices front the pool and sit above the ocean....More

Thank nancyrm2014
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Spent Saturday walking around La Jolla and stumbled onto the Salk Institute. Impressive architecture and an enjoyable walk.

Thank CaribbeanFan79
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

The architecture and the history of this place are both fascinating and our guide (on the 12 pm group tour) was very knowledgeable about both. Loved the opportunity to stay and walk around after the tour finished. If there is time, it’s a good idea...More

Thank peterr_pp
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Be sure and make a reservation for the guided architectural tour preceded by a scientific briefing of current projects. This Louis Kahn masterpiece is interesting and beautiful.

Thank tXlady43
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

The buildings, and the site were spectacular, Definitely worth seeing on a trip to San Diego or La Jolla. It was truly a homage to Louis Kahn and Jonas Salk.

Thank Raphael E
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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

I made a day trip from LA to see this masterpiece. Booking through the Salk’s website in advance I had secured and purchased a place on the architecture tour. Prior to which a researcher is available to discuss their work and explain a little about...More

Thank Rob D
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

The tour is a must for almost everyone (maybe not young children) as the "iconic" architecture, building materials, history of the institute, life changing scientific discoveries, and the location with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop are all ingredients that make this one of San...More

1  Thank ellen3618
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Ryan G
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Gato77 | Reviewed this property |
No. Their security protocols do not permit any walk-ons.
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patriciaroseogden
February 15, 2016|
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Response from USCMissingLink | Reviewed this property |
The scaffolding is the least of your concerns. The overbearing and rude security staff, on the other hand, might make it worth visiting any of San Diego's other attractions.
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