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Cultural Center of Ensenada

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Address: Ensenada, Mexico
Phone Number: (646) 176-43-10
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Description: Housed in an old casino, this center contains space to be rented out for...
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.
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the town of Ensenada

fish tacos are a must, any where in Ensenada, Papas and Beer for the real bar experience and Husongs bar is right near and a must also

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Merced, California
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Merced, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

fish tacos are a must, any where in Ensenada, Papas and Beer for the real bar experience and Husongs bar is right near and a must also

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Missoula
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Built as a casino during the depression and prohibition, beautiful architecture and woodwork. Interesting paintings in the bar with mixed race couples, probably considered very racy back in the day. I would recommend stopping to take a look around. Also lovely gardens with cactus and succulents.

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This building has its roots from the old gangster days. Once owned by Al Capone it is steeped in history and folklore. Inside view the holes in the wall above the casino area where guys watched to make sure nobody was cheating at the tables! Check out the original chandelier hanging in the gaming area, exquisite! These days you can... More 

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La Jolla, California
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62 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Mexican cultural centers are not what one would expect if you are looking fore an American type of center. It is Mexican. It is interesting and it does, or will, add to your trip to ensenada

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Riverside County
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117 reviews 117 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We visited this winery as part of the tour so we got VIP treatment. We got a tour on the wine making process that was given by a member of the family that owns the winery. We found out that 50% of the wine in Mexico is made by this winery. After the tour, we were served cheese, wine, olives... More 

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Lexington, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was built originally by the Hurst family to be the larger than Monte Carlo. It only made it to #5, but you will be amazed in the detail of the wood designs and artwork throughout the facility.

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temple city
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The building is beautiful but not worth a stop. The interior court yard is filled with vendors trying to sell their goods , nothing interesting just a old casino short history of this building from the tour guide.

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San Diego, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you live in California, Ensenada is at your fingertips... Come visit and ENJOY a TASTE OF MEXICO!

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a lovely old building, built originally as a hotel and casino and visited by the rich and famous in its past history. Our guide described the development of the building, now used for cultural events and it's place in history as the birthplace of the Margarita cocktail. A small market is outside selling tourist nicknacks of reasonable quality... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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60 helpful votes 60 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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