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Cultural Center of Ensenada

Ensenada, Mexico
(646) 176-43-10
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Ensenada
Type: Museums
Owner description: Housed in an old casino, this center contains space to be rented out for public events, but also has a natural history museum that can be seen for... more » Owner description: Housed in an old casino, this center contains space to be rented out for public events, but also has a natural history museum that can be seen for US$1. « less
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
60 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It was originally built as a gambling casino & luxury hotel in the 1930s. According to our guide it was the biggest Casino in the world. It was shut down when Mexico banned gambling but was restored through the combined efforts of the state government and the private sector. Today it is mostly used for cultural events and exhibitions. Try... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Lovely, historical location with classic architecture, well kept and gorgeous! Our tour guide gave us the historical background on some of the lovely rooms that are currently utilized for special events. We were shown photos of the lovely lady that the margarita was named for and given FREE samples! They also produce wine and served beer. The wrought iron and... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the walking through the grounds as well as inside. Best to go on your own and enjoy at your leisure. Hurrying through on a tour skips over so many of the interesting features.

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California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We just happened to walk by after our visit to town back to the cruise ship. This white building caught our attention and we walked into this empty museum. A very nice lady met us in the office/store area. We paid our $2 pp fees for the museum and enjoyed a very nice visit of this informative museum. There were... More

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HURON, OHIO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We took a ships tour to visit two vineyards one of which is listed here. We were impressed with the amount of wine produced by these wineries. The quality of the wine is comparable to Napa Valley wines. After the tour we were both given a complimentary bottle of wine to take home. Although the area is not spectacular in... More

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Parksville, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We had a 'last port of call' at Ensenada with our HAL Hawaiian cruise and we took the excursion (about 3 hours) that drove us around Ensenada (other than the university it's not much to see, at least on that tour drive), and then we went to the Cultural Centre and so glad we booked this. I must say the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We toured this building in Nov. 2013 as part of our Princess Sapphire Cruise excursion to La Bufadora. I'm glad we stopped because this was the best part of an otherwise dismal experience in Ensenada. Yes, there are a few kids selling trinkets outside the building but they aren't at all aggressive and they don't chase you or plead. For... More

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Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This tour stop was included on another trip. The building is beautiful but not worth a stop. The interior court yard is filled with vendors trying to sell their goods and just when you think you're done with the shopping, the vendors move their children to the front of the buiding so when you exit you are faced with begging... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I was glad we had time to visit the Cultural Center. We learned a little bit about the history and traditions of Baja California, and particularly Ensenada. We didn't realize many things, like Ensenada is the largest city in all of Baja, until we went to the Cultural Center. Very engaging tour guide!

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San Diego, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you don't visit the Riviera Cultural center, it's like you didn't go to Ensenada. It's part history museum, part landmark. big part fun... It's a real old time luxury casino with the traditional Baja style, there is something for every one and great opportunity for wonderful pictures and memories. Even dough is "touristy" you'll be able to feel the... More

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