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Imperial Valley Pioneers Museum

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Address: 373 E Aten Rd, Imperial, CA 92251-9653
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+1 760-352-3211
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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A Must to experience.

We went back in time discovering the influence of a melting pot of hard- working immigrants building the Imperial Valley's future.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Pat P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went back in time discovering the influence of a melting pot of hard- working immigrants building the Imperial Valley's future.

Thank Pat P
Imperial, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The Pioneer Museum is a great find. In the middle of nowhere, you will find a great piece of Americana. It is museum of the people and historical events of the area. All of the artifacts, original photos, and heirlooms have been donate or acquired from local families. The Japanese section is an amazing historical display of the contributions the... More 

Thank Craig S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Facility was clean, staff were friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the museum. Books and material were very expensive for purchase.

Thank Michael A
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We just noticed the sign on the building, driving by on the highway. Wow! History of Imperial County. One part: a section of probably a dozen nationalities who helped to build the region. Their culture, pictures, dress, etc. Exhibit on water, items from the past from typewriters to dental equipment to farming tools and equipment. A great way to learn... More 

Thank pfflyer2014
Fort Macleod, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

A museum where the efforts of those involved with keeping it fresh and interesting is very evident. Various groups who settled around Imperial Valley, California are encouraged to personally contribute and maintain areas in the museum to display aspects of their cultures and families to which they are justifiably proud of! Friendly hard working staff with success being their goal.... More 

Thank kdawe2016
Casa Grande, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

A must when visiting the Imperial Valley. There are so many things to see. The history of the Imperial Valley is fascinating and this museum has it well documented supported by very professional and well done displays.

Thank Nancy C
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Located this museum on the internet before visiting El Centro and the Salton Sea. What a great surprise. The well planned museum is both impressive and extensive in presentation. It offers a different space for each nation that sent its people to the Imperial Valley in the last 100 years. Each space is attractive while showing the native dress and... More 

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

This is a very well maintained and historically interesting museum. In December they have an excellent food from around the world tour. Every Valley resident should check this place out at least once!

Thank Elizabeth L
Imperial Valley CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Although the Imperial Valley was only settled a little over 100 years ago, it has a rich and varied history that really comes alive when you visit this museum. Many varied and interesting exhibits about the pioneers that settled the area, the complex water history, and the agricultural history that comprises the leading industry of the area.

Thank Mtndst
Nevada City, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

What a great museum- history of the Imperial Valley, including all the different ethnic groups who have settled here over the past 100+years..they've each been given their own room/cubicle to decorate/furnish within the museum...as well as all the industrial & agricultural history. We visited for the first time probably 10-15 years ago when we first started spending our winters in... More 

Thank Mary12191

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