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San Diego Archaeological Center

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I go to the San Diego Safari Park often and have seen the signs for the San Diego Archaeological... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Los Angeles, CA
Nice Archaeological Museum

This appears to be a full fledged archaeological operational headquarters with an attached smaller... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
Windsor, Canada
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16666 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027-7001
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I go to the San Diego Safari Park often and have seen the signs for the San Diego Archaeological Center. Finally, I had my chance to visit as it was on my way to Julian. It's not far from the Safari Park on the same...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jackbear
Reviewed November 18, 2018

This appears to be a full fledged archaeological operational headquarters with an attached smaller museum in the front public areas. There are things for all ages but the museum has a focus on children's exhibits and education. Some of the cases were empty when we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

This center is located a short distance from the Wild Animal Park and next door to the San Pasqual Battlefield park. Numerous display cases contain artifacts from the San Diego area. They also hold a talk once per month, which was the purpose of our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

The San Diego Archaeological Center is a good location to teach young children the basic skills of Archaeology. It has very nice hands on teaching tools. But for adults also a lot to see and do. Both young and old will definitely enjoy the visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank OlafM270
Reviewed March 11, 2018

This is close to the Safari Park and the San Pascal Battlefield, and an excellent place to look at the artifacts of a very successful indigenous culture in the San Diego area. Excellent presentations of interactions too.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Liars N F
Reviewed February 14, 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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank StrayPup
Reviewed April 25, 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.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank LGA026
Reviewed August 27, 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...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank etweeden
Reviewed July 29, 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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank G8679OTjamess
Reviewed May 2, 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...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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