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Address: 5 Custom House Plz, Monterey State Historic Park, Monterey, CA 93940-2430
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Dali Lithograph-WOW

A small museum in beautiful location. This was the start of the 14th week open-so it's new. They have over 600 pieces of work. The tour is self guided but there are knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
12WendyW
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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Worth the visit. There are over 300 of original paintings for Salvador Dali, from black & white etchings to the melting watches. The best works are on the first floor. It take about an hour to walk through the gallery. There is a theater showing art house movies Dali produced. They are nothing special. They ar reminiscent of the 1960s... More 

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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a very small museum that shows the whole history of Monterey and the surrounding area. It is a great museum for families and for children in that it requires a small attention span and doesn't take long to go through Being an old sailor I especially like the seafaring part of it And the best part is that... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A small museum in beautiful location. This was the start of the 14th week open-so it's new. They have over 600 pieces of work. The tour is self guided but there are knowledgeable docents eager to answer questions. Many of the collections are in the same number series. And so much more than I expected. We only planned to be... More 

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Princeton
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105 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

What an unbelievable display of the artwork of an important artist! This museum boasts pieces never before seen. There are paintings, drawings, watercolor, and sculptures. There is a movie, and many commentaries from which you learn more about the artist and the pieces that are displayed. A "must see" for any art enthusiast!!! Well, worth the $20 admission.

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Dali came to Monterey at the start of WWII and this museum has a very nice collection of both originals and copies. Right at Fisherman'so Wharf.

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Central CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Went here with a friend to see the newly donated Dali collection. It was a nice body of work made up of mostly lithographs and some woodcuts and etchings. There are many pieces here which most people have not seen including work influenced by Goya and also religious images. There are also several sexual images, so keep that in mind... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I feel sorry for the gal who works here-it doesn't seem like a very traveled spot. The retail area seems to be going out of business with dwindling stock each time I visit.

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Potsdam, New York
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This museum is fairly small but has a lot of info on the area. It's also in a great location for exploring and for sampling the local eateries.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Great place to see the nautical history of the Monterrey Bay Area. For lighthouse freaks they have a first order Freznel lens working on the second floor.

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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We went to the Museum of Monterey and had a good time. First floor had some nice artwork and other things. Second floor had interesting historical displays. The outside balcony however was my favorite; it had a good view of Fisherman's Wharf (nice place to take a photo). Since it was Concourse d'Elegance in Monterey, it was also a good... More 

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