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$39.95

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Our custom map puzzle brings you even closer to your most meaningful place. For centuries, maps have helped us make sense of the world around us. This unique jigsaw puzzle lets you discover even more about the areas you know well. Your journey starts with a house-shaped center piece and grows, one “ah-ha!” moment at a time, into a six-by-four-mile topographic map. Streams and roads, forests and lakes reveal themselves as your 400-piece puzzle takes shape, resulting in a distinctive perspective on the places that mean the most to you. Specify recipient’s full U.S. address, including street number and name, city, state, and zip code.


Please note: Personalized items cannot be returned unless damaged or defective. Please check your order carefully; once placed, your order for this item cannot be canceled. Please allow 2–3 weeks for delivery. U.S. postal addresses only.


12 1/4"W x 18 1/2"L completed.


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National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle
 
3.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes (14), No (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        The "My Town " Puzzle is a great idea .

        The map puzzle shows our relatives' geography
        very well . We think they will be pleased with
        the gift .

        The map puzzle shows our relatives' geography
        very well . We think they will be pleased with
        the gift .

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Disappointing

        Location not marked, Contained too much ocean and not enough of the peninsula we wanted.

        Location not marked, Contained too much ocean and not enough of the peninsula we wanted.

        Reviewed by 19 customers

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        5.0

        Very creative

        By gh

        from SD

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

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              Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

              received it as a gift when we arrived at our new home. it was a very good way to both learn about the area as well as get our kids involved in the moving process.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              A Meaningful Gift

              By Jeanne the Friend

              from Aiken, SC

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Nicely Presented
              • QUALITY PRODUCT

              Cons

              • Delivery problems

              Best Uses

              • Moving To A New City

              Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

              I gave the puzzle to friends who are moving to Chapel Hill, NC. They were amazed this type of puzzle exists and cannot wait to get settled and work on putting it together.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Wonderful housewarming gift!

              By Sue

              from Spokane WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurately Detailed
              • Colorful map
              • Frameable
              • Quality construction

              Cons

              • Allow More Delivery Time
              • Delivery Is Very Slow
              • Plan More Delivery Time

              Best Uses

              • Housewarming Gift

              Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

              I thought this would be a great gift for my son who recently moved to a new area, to get to know his new neighborhood well - and it totally worked! The puzzle has enough pieces to be challenging, and not so many to be discouraging. He, who has everything and makes enough money to buy anything he wants, was thrilled with this puzzle. A great gift!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Grandchildren enjoyed puzzle

              By Dwight Supporter

              from Sterling, VA

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                Cons

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                    Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                    Grandchildren enjoyed the puzzle of their former residence in Hampton. Puzzle was ordered December 2 as a Christmas present. It did not arrive. I had to call customer service. A new puzzle was sent. Both original order and resend arrived a day apart January 24, 2014.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    1.0

                    Wrong Map

                    By Mrs. Mobley

                    from Fort Wayne, IN

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • NICELY PACKAGED

                    Cons

                    • Wrong Map

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                      The puzzle seemed to be very good quality, but the map didn't include the address I had requested. It was an area near the location.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      great puzzle! accurate and well made

                      By Chyrl

                      from Fruitland, MD

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • fun
                      • great

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fun

                        Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                        Mama loves puzzles and gets cabin fever during the winter. She will love this one and will have a map of her area as well. I want to get one for our house too.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        1.0

                        Outsourced to death

                        By MSG DICKSON

                        from NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES of AMERICA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Cheap
                          • Inaccurate
                          • junk

                          Best Uses

                          • Kindling
                          • trash

                          Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                          A cheaply executed piece of modern day snake oil. Thin and flimsy. Graphic comes unglued from tile.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Great product, wish it was zoomed in

                          By David

                          from Chehalis, WA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great And Unique Gift

                          Cons

                          • Not enough detail
                          • Zoom In To See More

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                            The only complaint I have is that we could not see enough detail, like the street our house was on. This could be because we live in a small town, but i would think it would be true for a big city as well. Otherwise, it was a great gift for my parents, which "have everything".

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                             
                            3.0

                            Excellent idea, badly executed.

                            By thehavendfw

                            from Dallas, Texas

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • great concept

                            Cons

                            • Not Personalized Enough
                            • Not Specific
                            • Personalzed
                            • Quality

                            Best Uses

                            • Gift
                            • teaching tool

                            Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                            This puzzle is an excellent gift idea & I bought it as a Christmas present for my 83 year old father that is recovering from bypass surgery. However I find it lacking & very, very disappointing.

                            There is no indicator as to the specific address and location that I gave located in the center of the puzzle. An asterisk, star, small house, longitude/latitude coordinates, "X marks the spot" or anything at all that indicated a very specific address would be a good idea. Why personalize a map with a specific address without indicating the address? A generic city map puzzle would result in the same thing. In fact on my puzzle the specific street I wanted is not even labeled, simply a line, however adjoining streets are named. Again where is the true personalized aspect that would make this an unusual gift?

                            The quality of the lettering is only OK. It isn't nice & crisp & reminds me of old dot matrix printers. I considered going with the more expensive detailed aerial map puzzle & decided that this one would be slightly less challenging to put together. I wish I had spent the extra $ for a puzzle that truly shows my father's house.

                            A simplified version of this puzzle could be an interesting & fun way to introduce children to maps as long as a specific marker, house, or asterisk that the child could associate with a real world place was indicated.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Add more delivery time

                            By POPLARS

                            from Darnestown MD

                            Pros

                            • Personalized gift

                            Cons

                            • Disappointing Centering
                            • Incredibly Slow Delivery

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                              I got this for quite a few folks for Xmas. Two report they really like it. My brother lives on the coastline. 3/4 of his puzzle is blue water. You would think they would center it to show just a small amount of water.

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