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Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
626-449-2742
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Ranked #17 of 27 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts and culture of the...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Pasadena, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You can go through this place in an hour and see most everything, similar to the Norton Simon, also in Pasadena. It is just beautiful.

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Sacramento, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
77 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited the Asia Museum around Thanksgiving. We've been there a couple of times before, and came to see the special exhibitions and kill some time. One nice feature of the museum is that they are open kind of late on Saturday and Sunday, until 6PM. They also have a free parking lot for museum visitors. The museum is a... More 

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California
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1,553 reviews 1,553 reviews
1,021 attraction reviews
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a wonderful little museum with beautiful relics from Asia and the Pacific, in a really lovely building with peaceful patio garden.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Small niche museum good for a half day visit. Interesting presentation and good introduction to the East Asian countries for those thinking of a visit. Good and peaceful place to spend an afternoon or evening.

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Pasadena, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The collection is extensive and covers a wide range of eras and geographical areas. I took a class there and learned a lot. Try to go when they have a guided tour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great collection that adds to understanding of the history of the Pacific rim countries. Not to be missed if you have any interest in Asian art and culture.

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Santa Clarita, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
27 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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