One of the world's largest outdoor pipe organs @ Balboa Park





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Uploaded on Mar 16, 2009

The Spreckels Organ Pavilion
John D. and Adolph Spreckels donated the Spreckels Organ, one of the world's largest outdoor pipe organs, to the City of San Diego in 1914 for the Panama-California Exposition. This unique organ contains 4,530 pipes ranging in length from the size of a pencil to 32 feet and is housed in an ornate vaulted structure with highly embellished gables. Since 1917, San Diego has had a civic organist, who performs free weekly Sunday concerts

Probably the Best FREE event in San Diego every Sunday at 2pm !
With Pipes the size of a pencil to 32 feet. With only brief interruptions, the organ has been in continuous use, and today visitors can enjoy free hour-long concerts on Sundays at 2pm, given by civic organist Carol Williams; free concerts are also held in the evening during the summer months. There's seating for 2,400 but little shade, so bring an umbrella on warm days.
Price Range: Free concerts

Transportation: Bus: 7 or 7A/B

Open Hours: Free 1-hr. organ concerts Sun 2pm year-round; free organ concerts late June-Aug Mon 7:30pm (visit the website for a schedule); free Twilight in the Park concerts Tues-Thurs mid-June to Aug (call tel. 619/239-0512 for schedule)
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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