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JAARS Museum of the Alphabet

6409 Davis Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173-8407
+1 704-843-6066
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One granddaughter had to be pulled out as she was still reading everything. You need time to do... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jim_albright
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
Go on "JAARS day" ride the helicopter for $20

On certain Saturdays they have "JAARS day". It used to be 2nd Saturday of the month but has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jack-from-Waxhaw
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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6409 Davis Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173-8407
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One granddaughter had to be pulled out as she was still reading everything. You need time to do this right. One hour minimum. 2 or 3 possible.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On certain Saturdays they have "JAARS day". It used to be 2nd Saturday of the month but has changed, so check online. Not a huge event. Of course Christian based, but the helicopter and airplane rides are inexpensive and a blast. The pilot was very...More

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Debbie N, Manager at JAARS Museum of the Alphabet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for reviewing JAARS Day. We are glad that you enjoyed it. Congratulations on your engagement! JAARS Day open houses are held the second Saturday of March, June, August, and October this year. The Museum of the Alphabet at JAARS is open those days...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Assistant Pastor's husband told us about this place. He happens to work for Wycliffe Bible Translators and he was very enthusiastic about this place. Now I can see why. The exhibits are very well done and help to explain this very difficult subject. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

JAARS museum of the Alphabet may not be big, but it contains a wealth of information about language, the history of writing systems, and it's relationship to Bible translation in specific. The admission is free, even for their special event... 'A Night at the Museum',...More

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Debbie N, Manager at JAARS Museum of the Alphabet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much. We are glad you enjoyed "Night at the Alphabet Museum". We are hoping to expand to have it more often as we are able.

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

The JAARS Museum is outstanding. It is well worth the visit! The whole family enjoyed it, and we could have spent several more hours.

Thank Jodi B
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

The JAARS Museum of the Alphabet is well worth a trip to the JAARS facilities ibn Waxhaw. Every single exhibit is done so perfect and a great learning experience. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. Great museum!!

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a rather unique place. It shows the develop Ment of many alphabets. Chinese, one of the oldest, German (copy of Gutenberg Bible pages) very well and clearly marked and displayed. Well worth visiting. Quite interesting displays. You can also get your name printed...More

Thank omaelke
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

This is the most interesting and unique Museum I have ever visited. The breadth of information is seemingly endless and painstakingly displayed. Everything contained within the Museum leaves you speechless. There is so much information that I would suggest two visits to see it all....More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

For such a innocuous building in an out of the way location, this was one of best museums I have ever been in! The presentation of information was so well done creating a little oasis for each language and culture. The information presented, the thorough...More

Thank Marianne F
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

My high expectations were greatly exceeded. This small museum is a place of a large amount of information. It is well organized and presented. We started with a short video and then spent about an hour walking thru the museum and wished we had much...More

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