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Queen Califia's Magical Circle

Kit Carson Park, Escondido, CA
+1 760-839-4000
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Hidden gem with limited hours

We happened to be driving through San Diego on a Thursday so we decided to stop. The younger kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
salt lake city
Limited Hours for this awesome art

There are only limited times you can see this, On tuesdays and thursdays and on saturdays with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian M
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Kit Carson Park, Escondido, CA
+1 760-839-4000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to be driving through San Diego on a Thursday so we decided to stop. The younger kids could have stayed and explored for hours, the older kids were finished after maybe 30 minutes (probably because they were eager to get to Mexico). The...More

1  Thank mlejane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are only limited times you can see this, On tuesdays and thursdays and on saturdays with limited hours. Check ahead of time.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 July 2017

What a little gem. I have been here several times and every time I see something I missed before. This place is MAGICAL just like its name says. The bad thing is it is now opened on a VERY LIMITED hours. I wish they could...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a unique and gorgeous artistic garden of the imagination originated by international artist Niki de Saint Phalle. Unfortunately, she died the year before it opened and was not able to see the finished product. It took about 50 people working for 4 years...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This little park is the definition of a hidden gem. When you're here, take your time and appreciate all the creativity and the hard work that this person did . This is like a little imagination park so have your camera ready.

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This little known place was a fantastic place to visit. They have very limited access times, so we got lucky we visited on a day and time they were open. The mosaic sculptures were beautiful. It's a peaceful place, but fun as well. So glad...More

Thank Donrosel
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This park is absolutely wonderful. The sculptures are astonishing. We totally adored this place. Go there!

Thank HappyZen
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had seen this artist's work in Tuscany last fall at her Tarot Garden, and were completely enthralled. We were thrilled to discover this more compact collection of oversize sculptures covered in mosaics in Escondido where we were staying. Luckily we were able to be...More

Thank Mfred57
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a treat for this to be in Escondido. As long as we can keep the vandals and taggers at bay it will stay beautiful for all to enjoy and appreciate. It's a beautiful work of art for all to enjoy.

Thank RHaehn
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This is a little hidden gem. It's well worth seeking it out and getting the tour guide. The artist is well known in Europe and had an equally famous partner.

Thank Paul H
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Becky M
5 January 2017|
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Response from jchfla | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about not responding sooner--I rarely check my Trip Advisor acct. I thought the Queen Califia's Circle was one of the neatest thing we did in southern CA. Can't believe it's not more well touted. Thankfully we ran... More
25 December 2014|
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Response from Keith M | Reviewed this property |
I read a few months back the city of Escondido was repair some of the works, I don't know if it is open right now I would check out the parks website and call First. The first phase of repairs and maintenance has been... More
25 December 2014|
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