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San Diego Automotive Museum

2080 Pan American Plz, San Diego, CA 92101-1636
+1 619-231-2886
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Magnificent display of vintage automobiles and motorcycles including a 1927 Bentley, 1931 Rolls Royce Phaeton and Steve McQueen's 1953 Allard.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average28%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“old cars” (14 reviews)
“on display” (23 reviews)
“mattar” (8 reviews)
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2080 Pan American Plz, San Diego, CA 92101-1636
Balboa Park
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"old cars"
in 14 reviews
"on display"
in 23 reviews
"mattar"
in 8 reviews
"nice collection"
in 7 reviews
"balboa park"
in 35 reviews
"cool cars"
in 5 reviews
"motorcycle collection"
in 4 reviews
"station wagon"
in 3 reviews
"unusual cars"
in 3 reviews
"antique autos"
in 3 reviews
"custom cars"
in 2 reviews
"loves cars"
in 2 reviews
"older model"
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"film clips"
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"information provided"
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"great information"
in 2 reviews
"southern california"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My son is a car enthusiast. He liked the vehicles there. There are not many cars there. The motorcycle collection was bigger than the car collection. There are 2 cars and one motorcycle that kids can sit on. There was currently a steam punk exhibit...More

Thank LeAnn R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely not the largest Automotive Museum in Southern California. However the temporary displays change quite often and they are quite interesting, anything from the Baja trucks to the Volkswagen Beetles that work inverted with fiberglass in the 70s. Plan about an hour for...More

Thank Keith M
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Smaller than expected but the exhibits inside were really good. A mixture of cars, motorcycles and rear rods

Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Great museum in Balboa Park. When I visited there was a Rat Rod collection on display, which was excellent. There were some really great works there! The regular collection is good, too, and I think they have a great variety of motorcycles, with great information...More

Thank SolowTraveler
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

My sister is into cars and motorcycles so this was a perfect museum for her. But not only she enjoyed it, my parents and I did too. Tho is small but it does have a cool collection of cars and motorcycles, it took us about...More

Thank 91GrownYoungWoman
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

My family came here because Grandpa wanted to see the old cars. It’s only one floor, but there are some really neat cars. It made Grandpa happy. There’s three things that little kids can climb in, otherwise it’s DON’T TOUCH everywhere. There’s a nice section...More

Thank Kelly R
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I love cars and was excited to visit the San Diego Automotive museum. I went with my brother and 7 year old niece. The museum had a lot of interesting motorcycles as well as some cool cars - Lamborghini Countach, Bizzarini, Ford Bronco, Austin taxi,...More

Thank Christopher E
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

A pretty sad museum. Carried only about 30 cars and 15 bikes. Most was one type of vehicle being a rat rod exhibit. Would of been upset if we didn’t have the buy one get one tickets.

Thank wick1979
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We purchased the 5 museum day pass in Balboa park and this one was top of the list for our son who loves cars. The Air museum and the natural history one's are worth a visit as well. There are plenty of modified Rat Rod's...More

Thank An0nymou5
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We had a fun time visiting this museum. Lots of antique motorcycles and old cars. My favorite was the Louie Mattar 1947 Cadillac.

Thank Sue F
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Response from traveljunky88 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours might be about right.
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