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Address: 5 Custom House Plz, Monterey State Historic Park, Monterey, CA 93940-2430
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Worth the visit for the Dali exhibit

Right now they have a Dali exhibit.. not sure if it is permanent or temporary.. Although I have seen the one in Spain and another country, this museum added quite a bit of stuff... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Malibu, California
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It's right here. You've walked right by it in your way to the warf. Yes yes yes You've been done by the horrible touristy stuff, now enjoy art stuff Learn about Dali and his coastal connection, see his art, scratch your head and wonder at the genius. Don't have to like art to enjoy this exhibit!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I visited this museum just out of curiosity when I learned about the permanent exhibit of some of Salvador Dali paintings. Very interesting and good Dali's work from the period he lived in Monterrey.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Right now they have a Dali exhibit.. not sure if it is permanent or temporary.. Although I have seen the one in Spain and another country, this museum added quite a bit of stuff that I had never seen... surreal mind ;-)

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Thank travel2findoneself
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Nice exhibit. Was not aware of his connection to Monterey. Not really my cup of tea but enjoyed the various themes and styles

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We stopped in mid day and find that the museum was small but had some interesting pictures and history to see.

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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

As a surrealist artist, it is hard to know what was in Dali's mind when he created his images but this exhibit goes a long way to help you understand. I especially enjoyed the sculptures.

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Located in the Custom House Plaza, this museum had a Salvador Dali exhibit that was just fantastic. Worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend loves maritime and naval history, and we always go to the local maritime museum while on trips. He had heard about this one, so I looked it up and saw that there was a new Dali exhibit. We didn't realize the museum is not a history museum anymore. It is all Dali. Which is great, don't get me... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

We'd planned on the usual in Monterey, visiting the Aquarium, and having lunch in the area. While reading about the area in a magazine in our room we discovered that a new Salvador Dali display had opened at the Museum of Monterey. Dali is one of our favorite artists so our plans were made for the day. The museum overlooks... More 

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Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is an extensive collection of the various periods of Dali's life. Some of the work is classic Dali while other pieces are quite striking and actually jarring. Much to see and digest in this huge exhibition.

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