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Queen Califia's Magical Circle

Kit Carson Park, Escondido, CA
+1 760-839-4000
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If only the schedule for open hours had been posted...

Looks neat from the outside of the locked gates...didn't easily see that it's only open on Thursday... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Erin C
via mobile
Beautiful Sculpture Park

Who would have guessed that this beautiful sculpture park is located in the Kit Carson Park. You... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Sugar Hill, Georgia
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Kit Carson Park, Escondido, CA
+1 760-839-4000
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Looks neat from the outside of the locked gates...didn't easily see that it's only open on Thursday and Thursday's and certain Saturdays. Folks, plan accordingly. Bummer

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Who would have guessed that this beautiful sculpture park is located in the Kit Carson Park. You cannot see this sculpture garden from the parking lot. It is a short walk to the entrance. The sculpture garden is only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from...More

Thank LilyPlatteCity
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It's pretty cool and one of her largest ones before artist passed away I heard. The stones used and the art behind it is neat.

Thank CindyRichie
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Didn't really know what to expect but loved this sculpture park. Great designs with plenty of interesting statues and objects and really colourful. We spent about 45 minutes here and got some great photos. Great visit for all ages

Thank David J
Reviewed 7 August 2017

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 23 July 2017

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 3 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 14 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 12 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 10 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

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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
24 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
24 December 2014|
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