San Diego Attractions
The San Diego Museum of Man should definitely be on your list of museums to visit.  This is a museum of anthropology which you can find in Balboa Park, San Diego, California.  The historical landmark buildings that make up the San Diego Museum of Man are truly amazing all by themselves!  There a host of permanent exhibits and collections focusing on the pre-Columbian history of western America.  You will find many artifacts from Native American tribes from the Southern California area as well as Mayan artifacts from Mesoamerica.  The impressive collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts is one of the largest in the United States.  You…
The San Diego History Center is a must see area for visitors and locals. This museum is laced with rich facts about different parts of San Diego’s history. The exhibits are constantly changing and addressing different aspects of the past. There is also a large permanent collection of photographs and objects that are always on display. When you visit the area, this is one stop that should make it on your list.   Photographs at the San Diego History Center: Some areas of the museum stay the same no matter what time of year. They have a collection of photographs that explore many aspects of…
The Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista, California, is located on a part of the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. These wetlands are alive and crawling with a variety of birds, reptiles, and other native animals to the coast of Southern California. A visit to this living museum will give you and your family a new appreciation for nature.   Tours: There are a variety of tours that happen during different hours of the day. You can take a docent led tour of certain parts of the Living Coast Discovery Center. Also, you have the ability to explore the area on your own. Be…
The Old Globe Theater in the Balboa Park, San Diego is home to a theater company that has a very rich history indeed. The theater first raised the curtains back in 1935, and was constructed as part of the California Pacific International Exposition. The original building was a circular theater where the roof was open and the only covers were in the public seating areas. The theater was due to be torn down at the end of the expo, but went over so well it was saved so that future generations could enjoy the arts. A new addition to the theater, the 225-seat Cassius Stage,…
San Diego has always been the center for the American Navy, and as such over the years it has become the home to hundreds of naval ships. The history of the city is coupled with educational museums right aboard living breathing, machines built to withstand bombs and artillery fire like the Maritime Museum. Once aboard the Maritime Museum’s ships you will have access to incredible artifacts found nowhere else in the world. The main attraction on your trip will be the Star of India that is a permanent fixture in downtown San Diego. It’s both a stunning and powerful demonstration of the power man developed…
It seems that cities in the United States care little for history, tearing down buildings that are barely a couple of decades old so that they can be replaced with shiny new ones. Some areas survive the cut, though, and are allowed to herald in the modern whilst still paying homage to the past. That is the case with the Gaslamp Quarter in the heart of downtown San Diego. The area where the Gaslamp Quarter now stands was developed back in the 1860’s and was known as New Town back in that time. As the city moved towards a new century, it became known as…
Model railroading may be a fun hobby for people nowadays, but back in the 1930’s, major railroad companies would hire model makers to create realistic looking sets that were shown at world fairs to generate interest in rail travel. One place where a lot of that work took place was at Balbo Park in San Diego, which is now home to the Model Railroad Museum, which, at more than 27,000 square feet, is the largest of its kind in North America. There are all kinds of great exhibits on display at the museum, but perhaps none as awe inspiring as the recreations of major lines…
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