San Diego, California: Unfriendly U.S.-Mexico Friendship Monument

Built in the 1850s to celebrate Mexico's loss of California, it was re-branded a "Friendship Monument" in the 1970s. Then in 1994 it was cut in half by an unfriendly border fence. Since 2011 it's been completely on the Mexican side, and you can't even get close except for a few hours on the weekends, under watch by armed guards.

1500 Monument Rd, San Diego, CA
15 miles south of the city. I-5 exit 2. Drive southwest on Dairy Mart Rd, which curves right onto Monument Rd. Turn right (west) onto Monument Rd until you reach Friendship Park entrance.
Sa-Su 10-2 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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San Diego, California - U.S. May Lose Friendship Monument to Mexico
One-Half Of U.S. - Mexico Friendship Monument: In what would turn out to be a small victory for our southern neighbor, the U.S. may soon abandon its border-straddling "Friendship Monument" to Mexico in Border Field State Park, San Diego. [02/28/2011] Complete Story...

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