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“Balboa Park Train Museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
619-239-0512
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Recommended
$55*
and up
Private Balboa Park Segway Tour
Ranked #3 of 370 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the most popular urban parks in the United States, this bucolic paradise is packed with an array of attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Carmichael, California
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Balboa Park Train Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We went to the Train Museum with 2 of our grandsons and saw a bagpipe group playing near the Scottish House and an organ recital starting in an outdoor ampitheater and lots of interesting people along the way!

Visited December 2012
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Quito
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67 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Awesome place to spend an afternoon or the day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Balboa Park is one of the best spots for locals and visitors to San Diego alike. Full of museums, walking areas, and gardens. We often go to the Space Theater, which always has good Imax films for the kids. You can´t go wrong with a visit here and you can´t visit San Diego without going here.

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles
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77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great architecture and museums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The Spanish architecture of the buildings was amazing. The fact that there were so many buildings with this architecture and that they were kept up so well is what surprised me. We visited the Chocolate exhibit at the Natural History Museum and really enjoyed it - even my 9 and 11 year old sons. Tip: If you have a California Science Museum annual pass, you can get your whole family in for free to both the Natural History Museum and Ruben H. Fleet Science Museum. A great deal.

Visited December 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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120 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Nice, well maintained grounds; lots of museums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Lots of museums and gardens. Can easily spend three days looking thru everything. Balboa park pass is great value

Visited December 2012
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a very nice park just to walk around. Although I did not take in the museums experience, just walking around and viewing the artwork of the buildings I was impress.
Next visit will definately include a visit to several of the measuems.

Visited December 2012
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