Balboa Park, San Diego

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1549 El Prado (619) 239-0512

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    Museums,architechture,flora and fauna

    by oldmonk_92129 Updated May 25, 2003

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    Great colonial spanish arcitechture, nice museums.
    The train museums and the medeival torture museums are in particular unique.

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    by matcrazy1 Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    House of Pacific Relations

    House of Pacific Relations is comprised of nearly 30 national groups dedicated to promoting an exchange of values and understanding among people of diverse national origin.

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    Walking along El Prado

    by matcrazy1 Updated May 31, 2003

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    EL PRADO 1656

    Walk along El Prado and admire beautiful (old and new) buildings on both sides of the street.

    This bustling walking area on the east side of Balboa Park is home to many museums.

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    Balboa Park

    by Scottyj36 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    One of the largest city parks with lots of museums, a large organ, and Botchi Ball, which these people are playing

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    Where are restrooms?

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 3, 2003

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    Public Balboa Park Map

    Look at your Balboa Park map or many maps throughout Balboa Park to find them or just go to any restaurants in the area and just go straight to a restroom :-)).

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    A museum for everyone

    by Peggy-Puggy Written Aug 18, 2007
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    One park, 13 museums. A must to see:

    Air & Space Museum
    Automotive Museum
    Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (especially if you travel with children)
    Museum of Man
    Natural History Museum

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    Balboa Park

    by Eric-Sabin Written Nov 8, 2005
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    Balboa Park is a huge park in the middle of the city that is full of museums, lush manicured gardens and beautiful Spanish architecture.

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    Balboa Park

    by Tom_Fields Updated Oct 18, 2005
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    Here is enough to keep you occupied for days. This park encompasses several fine museums, the famous San Diego Zoo, and some lovely trails. The phone number is for the San Diego Visitor's Center.

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    Balboa Park

    by iam1wthee Written Jan 16, 2004

    It is a beautiful park with an IMAX theatre and many museums. Spanish style architecture used on most building. Best NOT to go on a Monday because several buildings will not be open.

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