While in Idyllwild this past weekend I visited the Idyllwild Historical Society Museum and enjoyed their climbing display shown here. It lists every climbing route developed for Tahquitz Rock since 1936. The 5.8 route from 1937 was the most difficult in the U.S. at that time.
Links: Museum website
We really enjoyed our recent visit to the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. This pic shows the Columbian mammoth skeleton excavated from Pit 9 in 1914 that is displayed in the George C. Page Museum. While there, one can also walk next door and visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Links: Tar Pits Museum
I love the Spanish Colonial-Revival architecture in Balboa Park in San Diego. This pic shows the San Diego Museum of Man, one of 17 museums in this beautiful 1200-acre park.
Links: Balboa Park Museum of Man