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Address: 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA 93940-4614
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Excellent venue, wonderful local art, great events!

The most recent event, of Irish culture, with outstanding musicians , singer and story-teller was the best.

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Monterey, California
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San Diego, California
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764 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Quaint little museum in a cottage. Artwork was very talented and beautiful. We even bought a few pieces for the bathroom at home.

1 Thank CaribbeanFan79
Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The most recent event, of Irish culture, with outstanding musicians , singer and story-teller was the best.

Thank PRW2014
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We visited the site today, and found it no longer has hours where it's open to the public. "MMA La Mirada is open only for special Museum events and programs." While we did not have the opportunity to go inside, the mediterranean architecture and the grounds were fabulous.

1 Thank Roger S
Monterey, CA
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I have lived in Monterey over 30 years and this is the first time I have ever visited this museum. I attended their Blooms to Art exhibit which was exceptional. We all enjoyed this exhibit and loved the building and setting of La Mirada. A bit of trivia: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton leased this house while they were filming... More 

1 Thank MontereyGirl47
Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2016

By sheer chance we visited this charming estate donated for museum seekers and art lovers. The grounds include a delightful rose garden and cozy patios to explore and enjoy the scenery.

Thank bcarr306
Perrysburg, Ohio
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We stopped by the other branch of the MMA earlier in the day and then came here after lunch (a nice way to break up art museum fatigue). If you can only visit one branch, this was our favorite. The facility would be great to visit during the summer where it would be charming to sit out on the patio,... More 

Thank Mike Z
Islesford, Maine
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Art is presented beautifully and the texts don't tell you how to look or feel. Remember that the Museum has two locations- La Mirada the much more impressive, but the Pacifica location is of interest as well. One ticket gets you into both and you can split your visits over days. For this Easterner, the Museum opened my eyes to... More 

1 Thank painter04646
Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Nice exhibits. Lovely old Monterey home conversion with a mix of old furnishings and contemporary fixtures. No crowds. Has a pretty garden surrounding the property.

Thank Sally D
Carmel Valley, California
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

MMOA is an outstanding small-town museum, and the La Mirada annex is charming. Lot's of work by local artists in addition to a solid collection.

Thank Andrew A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Lovely California art and a beautiful garden in a historic Monterey adobe. What's not to like! Don't miss the murals in the dining room. A docent can point out details you might miss otherwise, but you can do the self-guided tour, too. There is also a nice little gift shop.

Thank MontereyBruce

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