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Best Place to Travel to the Ancient Past 

The Legion of Honor

Antiques Roadshow has nothing on S.F. Completed in 1924, The Legion of Honor fine arts museum was a gift from Adolph B. Spreckels and Alma de Bretteville Spreckels to the people and city of San Francisco in order to beautify the city. Located in the sparsely populated Lincoln Park, the museum overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific Ocean, and the rest of our foggy metropolis. Even more impressive are the displays of the collection: 4,000 years of ancient and European art that include almost all the masters of every school and movement in art history. There is even an authentic copy of Rodin's The Thinker, among other representative works. The museum leaves plenty for the eyes to witness and for the mind to ponder — plus, you can make a day of it with a hike along the windswept bluffs of Lands End. Because, be honest, how often do you find yourself in that craggy corner of San Francisco?

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