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Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
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Ranked #19 of 26 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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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English first
Top Contributor
1,220 reviews 1,220 reviews
785 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
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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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
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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