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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.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (22 reviews)
“old cars” (12 reviews)
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2080 Pan American Plz, San Diego, CA 92101-1636
Balboa Park
+1 619-231-2886
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed seeing this museum. The unusual cars and motorcycles. One car was history making and fascinating. Can change a tire while going down the road and able to cook and wash clothes too.

Thank Helene V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here during the British Automobile exhibit last Memorial Day weekend. Hubby and I had opted to purchase the Balboa Park pass that allows you entry into multiple museums. I would probably give this place a 3.5, but I'm rounding it up to 4...More

Thank NYCaliKara
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum has declined greatly in the last few years. Even the Tucker used in this advertisement is not longer there. It is like whoever runs it knows nothing about cars or car collectors. The displays are stale, very few of the cars are exceptional...More

Thank Financial N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would not go here just for this museum, it is small with a few exhibits but when viewed as part of the park it is worth the $9 adult entry fee. If cars are your thing the Petersen Automotive Museum may be a better choice.

Thank GeordieLad2013
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The display was not quite what I expected. I thought it would be a total overview of the automobile. Instead the current exhibit was on Japanese cars. However, there was an extensive display of motorcycles which my husband really enjoyed. The staff and volunteers were...More

Thank lenmar2016
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We got the trolley bus tour as we had limited time in San Diego . We got off in Balboa Park and saw this museum by chance. We were a little unsure whether to bother going in or not. I like my cars so we...More

Thank Howdidodi
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I consider this attraction average at best. If you like obscure older vehicles that most people have never heard of and old motorcycles you will probably like it. The good news is it's $9 and you could look at everything close and still get done...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Went to this museum yesterday and wasn't overly impressed. A few cool cars and motorcycles to view, but nothing special.

Thank Jereme B
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Lots of old cars here and some bikes. They even have a car that was converted so that it has a toilet and shower - Amazing.

Thank Erica S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Nice collection of cars, trucks, motorcycles, specialty vehicles, and more. It may be small, compared to some car museums, but it's worth the $9 admission (less for seniors, military, students, & children).

Thank FLworldwanderer
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30 September 2017|
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Response from traveljunky88 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours might be about right.