Make Your Reservation Now for Free Border Trolley Tours on Saturday, June 10th, 17th, 24th. Space is limited.
Jun 06, 2017 10:16PM
● By Paul Spear
Border Trolley Tours
Saturday, June 10th, 17th, 24th
12:00 & 4:00pm
Starts at Plaza de Panama in Balboa ParkFREE!
Despite the fact that the San Diego/Tijuana border is the most transited in the world, only 1 in 4 San Diegans take the drive south to cross. 100 years ago, during the Panama-California Exposition, locals and tourists visiting the Spanish dancers, gem exhibitions, and Native American reenactment villages of Balboa Park often hopped on a trolley and for an "enjoyable 20-mile ride" to "Tia Juana." Many of the popular restaurants,casinos, and racetracks in Tijuana were funded by the same American dollars that built Balboa Park. Yet in less than a century, the public imagination of fluidity between San Diego to Tijuana has hardened in sync with the concrete border wall itself.
Parkeology is providing free public tours between Balboa Park and border territories of San Ysidro. Live storytelling and audio recordings, including one from Education Coordinator Anne Marie Tipton, will trace the animals, humans, and materials that have migrated through the region. Reservations required.
For more info and to reserve your spot click here.
Photo courtesy San Diego History Center.