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JAARS Museum of the Alphabet

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JAARS Museum of the Alphabet

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Paul and Laura D wrote a review Feb 2020
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Very informative museum. The whole family was very interested. Even my 2 teenagers loved it. Would highly recommend it if you are near Charlotte!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Sailor_G_USN wrote a review Jan 2020
Waxhaw, North Carolina285 contributions52 helpful votes
A fascinating look into languages and how they were developed. They also explain how ancient languages have been deciphered. Why was the Rosetta stone so important? I'm not a linguist, but I enjoyed it. My wife is a linguist and she learned a lot too. I'm not sure an audio tour is available, but it would be more informative. The museum is free, but donations are accepted.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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George R wrote a review Oct 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina15 contributions21 helpful votes
Don't expect A, B, C D stuck up on a wall. This is a real gem. After visiting this museum you will be surprised by the many things you previously didn't know about alphabets, their origins, their creators, and their intimate relation to cultures and languages. The exclamation "I didn't know that!" is frequent among visitors. It's free but we left a donation.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Sarah W wrote a review Aug 2019
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Wonderful, friendly staff, beautiful exhibits, and very informative. Would definitely recommend for anyone
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Date of experience: August 2019
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MartyLK wrote a review Aug 2019
Willoughby, Ohio78 contributions10 helpful votes
We had heard about the museum from someone and made a long trip to find it. It was worth the effort. The guide was very informative and help to make our visit more enjoyable. It takes about 2 hours to really see and digest all the information. No fee but donations welcomed. Not for young kids.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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