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Spreckels Organ Pavilion

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Address: 1549 El Prado, Suite 10, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Spreckels Organ and San Diego Civic Organist, Dr. Carol Williams. This...

The Spreckels Organ and San Diego Civic Organist, Dr. Carol Williams. This organ with 4,518 pipes, was a gift from the Spreckels brothers to the city of San Diego on January 1, 1914. Come visit for a free concert every Sunday at 2pm and afterwards you are invited inside the building to view the pipe chambers and historic photo gallery.

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Give it a walk by you won't be disappointed. Wish I could have heard an organ concert but the timing didn't work.

Reviewed March 16, 2017
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Give it a walk by you won't be disappointed. Wish I could have heard an organ concert but the timing didn't work.

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Arkport, New York
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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Fun place to listen to the organ concert. Nice that it is free too. Music was a terrific mix of Souza, and a nice variety. Sorry I can't remember more. Glad I went and listened.

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Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

Inside Balboa Park is a beautiful space with outdoor seating and free concerts on Sundays. The pipe organ is huge. It sits behind a massive door that get rolled up on concert day. There is a brief historical discussion and then about an hour long concert. The pavilion itself is a beautiful setting and the day we were there a... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

This is a huge pipe organ. The pipes were available to see on Sunday afternoon for a free concert. The volunteers give a history and play pieces that show the organ's full range of ability. The sound is amazing! There is plenty of outdoor seating. Some in shade, some in the sun. They open a mini gift area also. There... More 

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Reviewed February 4, 2017

On Sundays they have a free concert that lasts just over a hour. the concert was great and it is impressive in the quality of the sound the organ plays. Really enjoyed the sound of music medley. The pavilion is very nice and seating was plentiful and comfortable. The musicians were also very informative about the pavilion and the organ.

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Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Went here Christmas Day and enjoyed a very nice Organ concert (free of charge) under sunny Californian sky! Its a must to visit this place and to enjoy the the Organ music. Can recommend this place to anyone and definitely will return here...

Thank Mike S
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Reviewed December 23, 2016

Every Sunday afternoon, the City treats visitors and locals to a free concert played on the Spreckels Organ, the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world. Sit back in the provided seats, grab an umbrella for sun shade in the summer, or just work on your tan while listening to great music. The concert starts at 2 p.m. and lasts... More 

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Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

This attraction is in Balboa park and the time I visited is location for celebrating Christmas with big tall lighted Christmas tree and stage for art and music performance. It was very crowded on December night festival with locals and tourists. There was longline for restroom,esp.women.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Completely unexpected pleasure of an afternoon recital 'America the Beautiful!' By Martin Green, organist. Unique outdoor experience!

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Highland, California
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

We love going to the Pavilion to hear various concerts and performances. Nice outdoor location with lots to do!

Thank Dave E

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