Museums
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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Monterey Museum of Art
Monterey Museum of Art

559 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940   Directions

(831) 372-5477

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Visit the Monterey Museum of Art to find one museum with two locations. The Pacific Street location houses permanent collections that are the heart and soul of artists who flocked to the city in the late 19th century, while the La Mirada location houses modern collections from around the world.

My Museum
My Museum

425 Washington St
Monterey, CA 93933   Directions

(831) 649-6444

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Kids rule at My Museum! The museum is dedicated to kids and lets them touch tons of cool stuff at hands-on exhibits and attractions like My Day at the Beach, My Imagination Tree, My Go-Fore Golf, My Hospital, My Creation Station, My Theater, My Town Hall, My Healthy Farm and more.

Presidio of Monterey Museum
Presidio of Monterey Museum

Corporal Ewing Rd
Monterey, CA 93944   Directions

(831) 646-3456

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Step back into time at the Presidio of Monterey Museum. The museum leads visitors through the Presidio, a military training base development highlighting the history of the area, from the native indigenous period, to the Spanish and Mexican periods and present day. Exhibits showcase a life-size horse, a lieutenant officer's uniform, artifacts and more.

The Basilica of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission
The Basilica of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission

3080 Rio Rd
Carmel, CA 93923   Directions

(831) 624-1271

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Enjoy meditating at The Basilica of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. The peaceful and serene mission is an authentic, restored Franciscan mission that features a courtyard, glorious gardens, and four museum galleries that travel through the history of the Monterey Peninsula. This mission museum also provides insight to other California missions.

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