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  • Museo de Antropología, La Paz: If you can't make it to see the actual cave paintings of Central Baja, this museum has large, although faded, photographs of them along with a number of exhibits concerning the geology and history of Baja California.
  • Museo de las Misiones, Loreto: The missionaries who came to Baja in the 17th through 19th centuries did more than work on converting the local populations to Christianity. This museum features a complete collection of historical and anthropological exhibits pertaining to the Baja peninsula, and includes the zoological studies and scientific writings of the friars. It also documents the contribution of these missions to the demise of indigenous cultures.
  • Museo Regional de Historía, Mulegé: It's not so much the museum that fascinates us; it's more the fact that it was once a state penitentiary that allowed its inmates to leave during the day — on the condition they return at dusk! Believe it or not, under the prison's honor-system, escape attempts were rare. The museum details the operation of this unique entity and the history of Mulegé.
  • Museo de las Californias, Tijuana: Located inside the Centro Cultural Tijuana, this permanent collection of artifacts from pre-Hispanic through modern times displays the gamut of Baja California's historical and cultural influences, leaving visitors with a better understanding of this complex society.
  • Museo Histórico Comunitario: Northern Baja's wine country was originally settled by Russian immigrants who were granted political asylum by Mexico in the early 1900s. This small museum pays tribute to these pioneers and the wine industry they founded.

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