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San Diego Automotive Museum and its collection

San Diego Automotive Museum

The San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park in San Diego , California is a museum that features a collection of cars and motorcycles that highlight automotive culture throughout history. The San Diego Automotive Museum is a non-profit corporation under IRS section 501(c) It is housed in the former California State Building, built for the 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition . One of the signature cars in the collection is Louie Mattar's Fabulous Car, a 1947 Cadillac that was driven non-stop from Alaska to Mexico City and across the United States. Exhibits are rotated every four months to bring in cars of different types or eras.

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San Diego Automotive Museum
Pan American Plaza 2080
CA 92101 San Diego

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Last admission at 4:30pm
"Residents Free Tuesday" Hours = 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


5 – 17$8.50
18 – 64$14.50
Military with ID$10.00
Student with ID$10.00


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Pan American Plaza 2080, San Diego

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