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San Diego Archaeological Center

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Very Educational

This is close to the Safari Park and the San Pascal Battlefield, and an excellent place to look at... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Liars N F
Great for kids!

My son and I visited the museum and spent over an hour there. I had no idea that people lived in... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2014
Clara S
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  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
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11 Mar 2018
“Very Educational”
8 Sep 2018
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16666 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027-7001
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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

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Thank Keith M
Reviewed November 13, 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...More

5  Thank Clara S
Reviewed November 4, 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.

4  Thank Mary B
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