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San Diego Archaeological Center

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Address: 16666 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027-7001
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09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00

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Great for kids!

My son and I visited the museum and spent over an hour there. I had no idea that people lived in the region 10,000 years ago. There was lots for kids to do, and my son actually... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2014
Clara S
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This museum is oriented to San Diego county and not necessarily focused on San Pasqual. It's situated in a historic schoolhouse building and has some nice displays. It would be a great place to take kids because there are numerous displays that are oriented to kids' learning. Nice, welcoming staff. A few dollars entry fee. Small gift shop. Nice outdoor... More 

Thank StrayPup
Escondido, California, USA
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123 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a great place to bring young students. They can learn the whole history of this area, not just about the battle.I put together the tour of this for the Los Californianos this month, but I'm here frequently.

Thank LGA026
London, United Kingdom
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757 reviews
659 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 766 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Located 8 miles east of Escondido on San Pasqual Valley Road just to the east of both the San Diego,Safari Park and the San Pascual Battlefield State Park - on the left side of the road. Open 9-4 Monday-Friday, and 10-2 on Saturdays. This is a small museum of local San Diego area history. There are some small interactive exhibits... More 

1 Thank etweeden
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We don't need to go far and wide to search for places that would interest the average Joe or Jill. Since gas prices has gone up into the stratosphere, just explore the places you've not gone to before or to those places you might have live in many years ago. I've done that just today. Wow! A few year and... More 

Thank G8679OTjamess
San Diego, California
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200 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

If you got to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this is next door. We spent about 30 minutes here. Our kids were getting bored. lots of displays reading with a good balance of hands on displays too. The natives plant displays at the entrance is wonderful to see. and Adult would spend more time here, much to learn about... More 

Thank Keith M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

My son and I visited the museum and spent over an hour there. I had no idea that people lived in the region 10,000 years ago. There was lots for kids to do, and my son actually learned something and the staff was eager to help him and answer questions. They told me they are going to change the exhibits... More 

5 Thank Clara S
Poway, California, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

The Arch Center has a professional, friendly. and helpful staff. The museum has some excellent displays and the docent there will tell you about the history of San Diego county. Stop by, it is fun and interesting.

3 Thank Mary B
Escondido, California
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Went there to see what they have to offer. I do not like to take the wind out of their sails, but I felt like it was a bit immaturish. As if the Boy Scouts / Girl Scouts were running the place. It really did not have anything of interest for Adults. You can see their offerings in 10 minutes

Thank Dave B
San Diego, California
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111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Great little museum of San Diego history from the prehistoric to historic times. We like to take the convertible on a drive and stop here. The Center is staffed with very knowledgeable docents for a weekend visit. Hard to believe there was all this history before San Diego was paved over by development. An old Indian cemetery is near this... More 

2 Thank Stargateman

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