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“Excellent local museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Bowers Museum of Cultural Art
2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
714-567-3600
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Santa Ana
Type: Art Museums, Children's Museums, History Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Exhibits specialize in the art of the world's indigenous peoples.
Santa Ana, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent local museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I always enjoy going to the Bowers. The special exhibits which rotate in and out are especially interesting.
There are permanent exhibits as well. I have been to the museum on five different occasions
and it is rarely crowded which makes seeing the exhibits much easier. You can languish and read about different items without feeling rushed and I like that. After a couple of hours you can drift through the fun gift shop and eat at the restaurant. I have not personally tried the cuisine but the spot has its fans and I plan to try it next time. I would recommend the Bowers to just about everyone of all ages. It's fun, it's local and it's educational. All in all a good time, every time.

Visited April 2013
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
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“Went for the Madeline Albright Pin Exhibit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Bowers is an excellent local museum that often has some very interesting traveling shows. The Madeline Albright Brooch/Pin show was fabulous as were the Fabrege Boxes and decorated items.

Visited February 2013
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Laguna Niguel, California
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Little gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The curator here has contacts that only the largest museums have. The exhibits are first class. Don't pass up the museum gift shop for real quality jewelry and gifts. Also, come at the opening hour and then go to the restaurant for lunch. The best!

Visited July 2013
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“Good !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I love their art work my kids loved itit wanted to come back next day they have some amazing stuff you can explore and learn from i will come back next family trip since i stay at red roof inn down the street

Visited July 2013
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“Great place to visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Bowers has some cool exhibits -- I just checked out the treasures of the Medici exhibit, pretty interesting and something you won't usually see. Definitely worth a visit. I also think their restaurant Tangata is great, delicious food.

Visited July 2013
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