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Balboa Park Visitors Center

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Balboa Park Visitors Center

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1549 El Prado In the House of Hospitality on the Plaza de Panama, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
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mini wrote a review Jan 2020
Fremont, California100,046 contributions3,824 helpful votes
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We went to the Balboa Park Visitor Center. It sells park passes and gift items. The helpful staff also supplies useful information about the museums and visit to the park.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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GlobalGypsy_13 wrote a review Dec 2019
San Diego, California2,681 contributions312 helpful votes
At the heart of Balboa Park is a small corner building that houses the active Visitor Center. Volunteers at the counter here can provide you with a map of the park, directions to a specific site and/or make suggestions based on your interests. This small space is shared with a gift shop that also sells snacks. Get a good start by stopping first at the Visitor's Center.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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permia wrote a review Nov 2019
Ireland36,893 contributions1,673 helpful votes
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Soon after arrival we made our way to this most helpful of centres. Staff were great, imparting useful suggestions, providing maps and descriptions, and even tickets at a somewhat reduced fee. It is housed in the gorgeous building that was the House of Hospitality, built for the Panama–California Exposition. A grand relaxing sylvan courtyard is another highlight. Nearby are cafes and restaurants and we availed of one for breakfast.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Love2Travel wrote a review Aug 2019
Deer Park, New York1,226 contributions207 helpful votes
We got off the Old Town trolley at Balboa Park and proceeded to walk up to the San Diego zoo. Having just had an MRI done on my knee we stopped in at the visitor center to see if the San Diego zoo has electronic wheel transportation while at the zoo. I had heard that there was a lot of walking. Samantha went above and beyond and called the zoo to confirm that there were electronic wheelchairs, however they could not guarantee that by the time we got up there they would be any available. Therefore we decided not to go. At the visitor center though we could’ve received a five dollars discount to the entrance of the zoo since we were already paid on the Old Town trolley
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Date of experience: August 2019
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GlobalGypsy_13 wrote a review May 2019
San Diego, California2,681 contributions312 helpful votes
This visitors center is a great place to start your explorations of Balboa Park or to get quick directions to a specific site within the extensive park. There is a volunteer staffed help desk. You can buy Explorer passes at the center that also houses a small gift shop.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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