When we first found out the San Diego History Center was going to open an exhibit about the sultry side of San Diego’s past, you know we were intrigued. Of course, we made sure to see it the first weekend it opened!
Sin Diego is a great exhibit for anyone interested in San Diego’s past, especially if you love juicy stories. We loved learning about Ida Bailey, who was the town’s main madame. We loved seeing artifacts from the red light district and the time period. We loved a cool (and very detailed!) model of Horton Plaza, which was used to sell the building of the mall. Basically, you get all the dirt on the sex, drugs, lies and cheating of San Diego!
Our one note: kids will not be interested in this exhibit–it’s geared toward history and learning rather than the razzmatazz of a children’s exhibit. However, when we went to see the exhibit, two 4-year-olds sat with a video game (plus ran around a little) while the parents were enjoying so don’t feel like you can’t bring them.
Enjoy this fun exhibit about the shady side of San Diego’s cool past!
Sin Diego: The Stingaree’s Transformation from Vice to Nice
San Diego History Center
Now thru November 2