"The Smithsoniam of the West, no lie! Part one" Balboa Park Tip by tvdandy

Balboa Park, San Diego: 124 reviews and 256 photos

  Welcome to a cultural paradise.
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  • Welcome to a cultural paradise. - San Diego
      Welcome to a cultural paradise.
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  • wonderful mission style towers everywhere - San Diego
      wonderful mission style towers everywhere
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  • beautifully crafted archways - San Diego
      beautifully crafted archways
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  • fountains at every turn - San Diego
      fountains at every turn
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  • It's like being in rome! - San Diego
      It's like being in rome!
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Balboa Park is truly a wonder. This park has a total of 14 musuems spreadout through the grounds. Every type of cultural appetite is satisfied. The musuems include an arts, natural history, science and industry, photography, just to name a few. The famous globe theatre is also here. The grounds are stunning as well, beautiful fountains everywhere, incredible architecture, many walking trails through well-kept gardens with rare plant life. Their are musicans, artists and fortune tellers lined all up and down the walking paths. This is easily a 3 day excursion if you want to go through all the musuems. Every tuesday one of the musuems has free admission. Now, if you love the pics, and you know I do, Balboa park has the most stunning musuem exteriors anywhere. Below are examples of some wide shots of all the great architecture and building artwork in the park. My part two, will have tighter shots.

Address: 1549 El Prado
Directions: North East of Downtown
Phone: (619) 239-0512
Website: http://www.balboapark.org

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  • Written Jan 13, 2007
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