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Mingei International Museum

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 4PM. Closed on Mondays and National Holidays.

Cost: $8 ($5 for Kids ages 6-17 and $5 for Seniors)

Features: Art of the People. Look at art made by man from 3rd Century BCE to current times.

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Japanese Friendship Garden

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 4PM (must enter by 3:30); Closed Mondays. (During Summer, the Gardens are Open Mondays and until 5PM during Weekdays.)

Cost: $4 ($2.50 for Students and Seniors 55+)

Features: Quaint Japanese Zen Garden, Koi Pond, and Visiting Exhibits

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WorldBeat Cultural Center

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Hours vary

Cost: Varies

Features: African Artifacts; Music Events and Classes that promote the understanding of Indigenous Americans, African-Americans, and other African Heritage

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Centro Cultural de la Raza

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 12PM – 4PM. Closed on Mondays.

Cost: Varies

Features: Visiting Exhibitions and Events that promote the understanding of Chicano, Mexican, Latino, and Indigenous Cultures.

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Cupa Cultural Indian Center

Location: Pala (52 Miles / 55 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: 9:30AM – 4:30PM, Monday through Friday

Cost: Free

Features: Displays of artifacts, photographs, arts & crafts, and history of the Pala Indians, including the Cupeno Trail of Tears

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San Diego Museum of Man

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 5PM. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

Cost: $12.50 ($6 for Kids ages 3 – 12, $8 for Students, $10 for Seniors and Military)

Features: Anthropology Museum Famous for its Galleries covering 4 Million Years of Human Evolution; a Children’s Discovery Center; Ancient Egyptian Exhibition; Extensive Collection of Pre-Columbian Artifacts.

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Museum of San Diego History

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 5PM. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Cost: $5 ($2 for Kids under 18, $4 for Seniors 65+)

Features: Great Stories and Photos of San Diego’s History; Learn about the Changes in Power from Kumeyaay Indians to Spanish Colony, followed by Mexican Independence and then American Statehood.

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Asian Pacific Historic District Tours

Location: Downtown San Diego (Marina District)

Tours: 2nd Saturday of Each Month at 11AM. Cost: $2. Self-Guided Tours Also Available.

Farmers Market: Sunday Mornings from 9AM – 12PM

Features: Tour the Original Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Hawaiian Communities in Downtown San Diego; Pick-up Unique Items at the Asian Bazaar and Farmers Market.

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San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Location: Downtown San Diego (Marina District)

Open Daily: 10:30AM – 4PM (Opens at 12PM on Sundays); Closed on Mondays.

Cost: $2

Features: Chinese Artifacts left by those who came to San Diego in the mid-to-late 19th Century to work in Gold Mines, build Railroads, and fish for Tuna; Chinese Garden with Koi Pond; Exhibitions

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Harlem of the West Tours

Location: Downtown San Diego (Gaslamp Quarter)

Guided Tours: 11AM on Saturdays. (Reservations Required)

Cost: $5 (Free for Kids 16 and Under)

Features: Visit the West Coast Hangout for Legendary Jazz and Blues Musicians, including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and Nat King Cole.

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Black History Museum & Tours

Location: Downtown San Diego (East Village)

Open Daily: 10AM – 6PM

Cost: $5

Features: African American History in San Diego; See Slave Papers, Learn about Buffalo Soldiers, Take Black Historical Tours of San Diego.

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International Cottages at Balboa Park

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open: Sundays 12PM – 4PM

Cost: Free

Features: Visit the Cottages of 21 Countries (+11 more on a rotating basis) to learn their cultures through food, music, dance, and more.

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