Cabrillo National Monument
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
About Cabrillo National Monument
Southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula. It commemorates the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. This event marked the first time a European expedition had set foot on what later became the West Coast of the United States.
Attractions near Cabrillo National Monument
A historical naval aircraft carrier museum. The museum consists of the aircraft carrier Midway. The ship houses an extensive collection of aircraft, many of which were built in Southern California.
Established in 1948, it preserves one of the largest collections of historic sea vessels in the United States. The centerpiece of the museum's collection is the Star of India, an 1863 ironbark.
A 3,407 meter (2.1 mi) long prestressed concrete/steel girder bridge, crossing over San Diego Bay, linking San Diego with Coronado, California. The pillars supporting the bridge on the eastern end are painted with huge murals as part of Chicano Park, the largest collection of Chicano art murals in the world.
A state protected historical park commemorating the early days of the City of San Diego and includes many historic buildings from the period 1820 to 1870.
An aviation and space exploration museum containing many original and reproductions of historic aircraft and spacecraft.
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