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Bowers Museum, Santa Ana

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Travel around the world in one visit to Bowers Museum, showcasing cultures from Africa, South Pacific, Asia, Native America, and more. Browse over 60 exhibits on subjects like mummies, the Forbidden City, and even the Terracotta Warriors. Must-see highlights include Old West photographs by Adams, Curtis, and Weston, as well as temple murals by a Buddhist monk. Pick up an audio guide at the entrance for more in-depth explanations of each display. Add Bowers Museum and other attractions to your Santa Ana trip itinerary using our Santa Ana sightseeing planning app.
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  • This is a hidden gem of a museum. I was looking to fill a free afternoon and came across the Bowers Museum. It is located in a charming Mission style building that has lovely landscaped grounds... 
    This is a hidden gem of a museum. I was looking to fill a free afternoon and came across the Bowers Museum. It is located in a charming Mission style building that has lovely landscaped grounds...  more »
  • A beautiful museum in a historic Spanish style setting. Lovely courtyard w top notch restaurant as well. 
    A beautiful museum in a historic Spanish style setting. Lovely courtyard w top notch restaurant as well.  more »
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  • What a lovely musuem tucked among a bustling neighborhood :) Very sweet, kind, welcoming staff - even the security guard knew lovely things about the property and took a few minutes to chat with us and share his favorite exhibits. Also there was quite the variety among the permanent collections - and some traveling ones that just wrapped. Local residents can get a discounted entry fee - but double check their website for all the relevant info. There was a decent sized gift shop on the way out, and a restaurant across the hall ~ all in all, I feel you can easily spend two to four hours there 😀
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