California Tower - Balboa Park

California Tower - Balboa Park Climb the California Tower to see amazing views of San Diego!

From the second floor of the Museum, you go up a staircase hidden to the public for decades. Then you climb seven floors, getting glimpses through narrow windows of the beauty outside. Finally, you climb a spiral metal stairway and emerge into sunlight where you will see a spectacular Southern California vista. All of the California Buildings, as the structures housing the Museum of Man are called, were completed in 1914, and officially opened in 1915 as part of the Panama-California Exposition. They were designed by Bertram Goodhue, who was inspired by the churches of Mexico and Spain. Even though the California Buildings resemble a church, they have never been a church and have been exhibition halls from the start — except when they were used as a Naval hospital during World War II. The Tower was closed to the public shortly after the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition.

California Tower Photos
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California Tower Photos

California Tower Photos
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California Tower Photos

California Tower Photos
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California Tower Photos

California Tower Photos
12/29/2015

California Tower Photos

California Tower Photos
12/29/2015

California Tower Photos

Inside, outside, and from the viewing deck of the California Tower at the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park. http:/...
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Inside, outside, and from the viewing deck of the California Tower at the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park. http://CaliforniaTower.org

California Tower Photos
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California Tower Photos

California Tower Photos
12/29/2015

California Tower Photos

California Tower Photos
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California Tower Photos

California Tower Photos
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California Tower Photos

California Tower Photos
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California Tower Photos

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California Tower - Balboa Park

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1350 El Prado
San Diego, CA
92101

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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