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Botanical Building and Lily Pond
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$48.00*
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San Diego Shore Excursion: City and La Jolla Coast Tour
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$149.00*
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Private Tour: Balboa Park in San Diego
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$499.00*
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Private San Diego City and La Jolla Coast Tour
Ranked #25 of 445 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: Over 1,200 tropical and flowering varieties of plants are to be found beneath the domed, wooden-lath structure of the Botanical Building.
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Would have loved to have been able to spend more time here. We were restricted as on a tour so only had an couple of hours. Lots to see.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is just one of the many fine attractions in Balboa Park. It is peaceful, cool on a hot day, and full of interesting and picture-worthy plants. Best of all it is free.
It is a great stopover between museums, perhaps after a meal at the great Prado!

Thank Mike-n-Inga
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

I love Balboa Park in general, and always visit the botanical building when we are at the park. It's just so lovely and peaceful to walk through, taking in the wide array of plants and flowers, labeled with names and interesting information. I always enjoy the herb garden, where you are encouraged to rub the leaves and smell the different varieties of herbs. When you visit Balboa Park (and I hope you do - it's the best of the best in San Diego), be sure to walk through the botanical building.

Thank IslandGirl67
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

More impressive from the outside than in. What can you say about a lily pond? it has lilies. it has carp. Nice.

Thank Kanadukathan
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

An excellent free sight to see the famous building in Balboa Park. Beautiful architecture of all the building surrounding it and the flowers inside are remarkable.

Thank njmomongo
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