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Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
626-449-2742
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Ranked #20 of 31 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts and culture of the Pacific Islands and Asia in order to promote appreciation... more » Owner description: The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts and culture of the Pacific Islands and Asia in order to promote appreciation of these cultures. « less
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Valencia, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Such a hidden Museum, for all to share. The staff, are quite and do not interrupt your visit. I think everyone should take time to visit. Your not rushed as you walk through throug exhibits, and no pressure to leave.

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Springfield, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I first heard about the Pacific Asia Museum from an associate who lives in Ventura, California. He mentioned it when we visited the Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena and I immediately added it to my must photograph list. As it turned out this year I had business in Los Angeles once again so scheduled a day to visit the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I was quite interested in the exposition about the Chinese railroad workers. I can't wait till the Fusion Friday Premiere. That will be so much fun!

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Carmel, CA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
27 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This lovely building houses a small museum, a nice gift shop and a sensational courtyard. The design of the building is superb! It's a great find for an out-the-way place, and we highly recommend stopping by,

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CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Like everything else in Pasadena worth visiting, closed on Tusday. Just when had made special trip to city. There is a conspiracy to close things down all at once here, which has driven me away forever.

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Pasadena, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Well-put together, tiny collection. There's just not that many notable pieces, maybe one or two Buddhist images that were alright.

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Pasadena, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The art and artifacts tell stories that add to cultural and historical understanding. Beautiful some statues overwhelming in power and beauty. Smallish museum very near the Pasadena Museum of California art.

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London, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
71 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We wandered around the museum which is small but has some great items and then attended a talk by one of the curators which featured two paintings and was, we found, very interesting. We were also provided with Starbucks coffee as part of the fee for the talk. The only disappointment was that, by the time we were leaving, a... More

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Pasadena, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is not a small time museum. The have a huge collection of things worth seeing. We have been back at least six times and always enjoyed it.

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Pasadena, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
94 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

10.11.13 We visited on Pasadena Art Night when it was free for all between 6-10pm. Their normal hours are Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm. Tickets are $10 for Adults, $7 for Students and Seniors, free for children 11 years and under. This museum is in dire need of an upgrade. The exhibit rooms are small, the artifacts themselves are mostly very small, not... More

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