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San Diego Automotive Museum
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San Diego Automotive Museum

A $8.50 value - Included with your Go San Diego Card!

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  • Proceed directly to either available admissions counter with Go San Diego Card.

The San Diego Automotive Museum, dreamt up by renowned collector and racer, Briggs Cunningham, first opened its doors in 1988. Since then, it has become a world-class attraction for millions of local automotive buffs and tourists.

Housed in a building constructed in 1935 as part of the California Pacific International Expo, this structure was only meant to be temporary. It still stands over 70 years later, and has been used for an array of purposes, from a Naval barracks to a dance hall.

Its current purpose is by far the most unique, and the staff of the museum wouldn't have it any other way. Cars on display are lovingly restored and preserved by a dedicated team of visionary volunteer technicians, who work hard to make this a must-see attraction for anyone passing through the San Diego area.

Visit the San Diego Automotive Museum and find out why the automobile is a crucial part of the American identity, as well as a symbol for progress and ingenuity.

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Present your Go San Diego Card at the admissions counter.

Closings

Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year's Day
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Phone: 619-231-2886

Website: www.sdautomuseum.org

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Lots of cars
By Michael Verified Reviewer from San Diego, CA on
Pros:
Easy in and out, CARS, Great price
Cons:
Older,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations San Diego Automotive Museum:

I'm not that big into cars so this isn't my favorite attraction in the park but it's great for car-lovers. Lots of older cars to see. Good photo ops. Older museum.

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Hours

Daily, 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Last admission is at 3:45 pm.
Please note, Go San Diego Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Driving Directions

From I-5 South: Take the 10th Street exit; turn left on A Street.; turn left on 12th Street (which becomes Park Blvd.); turn left at President’s Way (you are now in Balboa Park); when you come to the stop sign, the Museum will be to your left with parking right in front. From I-5 North: Take the B Street Pershing exit; stay on B Street; turn right on 12th Street (which becomes Park Blvd.); turn left at President’s Way (you are now in Balboa Park); when you come to the stop sign, the Museum will be to your left with parking right in front.

Address

2080 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

2080 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-231-2886

Website: www.sdautomuseum.org

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$8.50 $4.00