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JAARS Museum of the Alphabet

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Address: 6409 Davis Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173-8407
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What a great place

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh, NC
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 time. You could spend weeks here learning and studying. Each of the areas of... More 

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I never had any idea of the origination or evolution of languages until I visited here. I came away with a whole new view of the English language, as well as many more. Highly recommended for families with kids or teenagers and it's FREE !!!!!!!

Thank Ron M
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Wow! who would have thought there was such a place and in the quaint little town of Waxhaw, NC. Lived in this area over 20 years and never knew it existed. A must see for anyone interested in knowing how languages and alphabets originated. A group of us went there this morning and we all shall go back. The Alphabet... More 

Thank jodibar
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This truly is a gem of a museum. Traces the history of alphabets from early civilizations up through modern times. Very interesting to see how varied alphabets can be from one part of the world to the other.

Thank Michael B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Jaars is best visited on one of its frequent open house days, because the story of the Museum is best understood by the knowing the function of the people of Jaars. The aviation service provided by Jaars is a big contributor to the incredibly skilled work of the people described in the Museum of the Alphabet, by taking linguists into... More 

Thank Larry M
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This free museum at the JAARS center south of Waxhaw is a very interesting place to learn more about how different cultures and peoples created their alphabets. Great for all ages.

Thank Felicia F
Augusta, Georgia
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We took a day trip to JAARS in April. We thought the introduction and overview of the organization was very helpful and instructional. They have a pleasant lunch room with great choices which are delicious. We had the chicken parmesan which was over the top delicious and bountiful. Desserts were good also. Prices for lunch are very reasonable. We learned... More 

1 Thank 807wheaton
Newport, NC
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This museum is part of the JAARS center in Waxhaw, NC - you can find all about it on-line...and find out when the next JAARS day is so that you get the total experience...including the museums (the Mexico museum is there also). You'll meet some great people, you'll always feel welcomed...and you'll come away much richer for the experience.

2 Thank moreauak
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85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I always learn something when I visit the Museum of the Alphabet. Not all languages use alphabets, so not all languages are included.

1 Thank Kate N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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226 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

What a discovery! Much too much to absorb in one visit, this museum traces the evolution of all languages from pre-history to current day. It's a fascinating journey and anyone who is interested in languages, cultures, and how the various lingual branches evolved should pay this little museum a visit. Any students doing research around these topics would have a... More 

2 Thank CharlotteDayTripper

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