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Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083-1534
+1 760-941-1791
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Its the People

Amazing place. Although the exhibits are great (my favorite is the steam engine factory), the real... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
via mobile
A lot to see for free

All you have to do is come during open hours and walk around as much as you want. Everyone likes to... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
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Open year round, this museum features exhibits such as historic gasoline-and-steam powered farming equipment.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083-1534
+1 760-941-1791
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing place. Although the exhibits are great (my favorite is the steam engine factory), the real attractions are the people that maintain the place with such passion.

Thank LeucadiaMike
Reviewed 2 October 2017

All you have to do is come during open hours and walk around as much as you want. Everyone likes to climb on the tractors and pretend to drive the old trucks. Something for all ages. If there is an event gong on then it...More

Thank Gardener9908
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We went on a Wednesday and received a map from the young woman at the desk. She informed us of some of the closed exhibits and we went back out. Within 3 min of being there, that same front desk young women comes outside and...More

Thank jennychk5
Reviewed 19 July 2017

long time resident and never have gone here???? Shame on me- place is phenomenal.. Went during the Steam mill and tractor and history day.. The whole area is so informative.. Loved the little train, Blacksmith displays and guys.. Amazed at all eh different types of...More

Thank UgaSanDiego_cal_
Reviewed 29 March 2017

if you like old engines and farm equipment this is a must see. lots of things to see that take you back to the turn of the century

Thank edheffner46
Reviewed 13 March 2017

this is one of my Favorite places our unit reenacts the civil war at great areas for the civilians and the military units and a very good battleground.. add to that all the Other things this fun place offers.. first off if you are into...More

1  Thank cometkatt
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Where should I start with my favorite place in town? I thought I should start here. I can easily say that this is my favorite place to relax on weekends and just take a deep breathe from school. This facility holds many things to do...More

Thank Christine92057
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great fun in Cali-not crowded, which is such a surprise in California. Good walk and nice food options.

Reviewed 21 January 2017

What a fascinating museum for anyone interested in old steam engines from trains to tractors. The open air and buildings museum spreads over 80 acres so put on your walking shoes. We were thetre the day after is rained so it was a little muddy...More

Thank nat1225
Reviewed 29 August 2016

There are some interesting sites on the complex including a few old cars in the barn and a building for weaving. Engines and old farm equipment are scattered about and don't seem well kept. There is also just lots of junk clutter. The Summergrass bluegrass...More

Thank DulciTraveler
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Cynthia M
7 July 2016|
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Response from mermaid1963kc | Reviewed this property |
The AG&SE is outside of town 1 - 2 miles. Walk .5 mi to N. Santa Fe Drive to catch NCT bus to Intersection of Bobier & Santa Fe to find stores & restaurants, supermarkets. Google maps or NCTD information.