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“You'll be hooked!”

San Diego History Center
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US$39.95*
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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
Ranked #177 of 446 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: San Diego History Center is dedicated to helping people of all ages learn about, and enjoy, the history of San Diego, and to appreciate how our past, present, and future are interrelated.
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Be sure to see the Tuna exhibit at the San Diego history center in Balboa Park. A great history of the tuna fishing industry in San Diego. Plus you're close to many museums, art, and the beautiful San Diego Zoo. For the children-carousel. What could beat that!
Have a great time.

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Reviewed 7 February 2012

This museum is cheap ($5.00) because it does not have much to offer. It was o.k. for a quick overview of the history of San Diego, but not a destination. As part of the 15 museums in Balboa Park, it completes the package.

Thank capitollover
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

This museum had a strong focus on the 1800's and very little information about the 20 century. The staff was not overly friendly. The museum was a fairly quick walk-through, I'm not sure if it is really be worth the admission price.

Thank jmarynowski
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

The San Diego History Center in Balboa Park has a long standing exhibition on the history of San Diego and surrounding vicinity. Kids might enjoy the large Wells-Fargo stage coach. Numerous pictures make old San Diego come to life. In addition, they offer a changing exhibition. On my recent visit it was on a collection of photographs. The gift shop is also stocked with informative books and gifts

Thank anglophile82
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