I had seen the Palace of Fine Arts, a structure built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, on television, but it was even more spectacular in person. What is it? Well, I think that it would be best described as a park.
The National Park Service's website does a better job than I can: the Palace is "a classical Roman rotunda with curved colonnades in an idyllic park setting. Visitors may picnic, stroll by the lake, or visit the Exploratorium's hands-on science exhibits in the adjacent museum." Beautiful and fun to explore! Children will enjoy the educational, hands-on exhibits in the Exploratorium.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 17, 2006
Palace of Fine Arts
At the corner of Baker and Beach streets
San Francisco, California 94123
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