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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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Everything involving steam

What a fascinating museum for anyone interested in old steam engines from trains to tractors. The... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
nat1225
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Plano, Texas
Interesting if you are REALLY into old engines

There are some interesting sites on the complex including a few old cars in the barn and a building... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
DulciTraveler
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Long Beach, California
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Open year round, this museum features exhibits such as historic gasoline-and-steam powered farming equipment.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083-1534
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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
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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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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Visited recently for Fathers Day. Got to ride in 0ld Julian "stage coach car" in parade. Lots of old kitchen tools. Weaving, spinning, gem & mineral exhibits, new clock exhibit, textiles, tractors, antique cars & other farm machinery. Can be very hot & dusty. See...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2016

It is amazing how much there is to learn. Imagine not having electricity hooked up to your house but having a refrigerator, washer and drier and freezer. What do you do? Go to this museum to find out

Thank Daniel D
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

We recently visited this museum as part of a Cub Scouts requirement and loved it! The staff was really friendly and there was lots to see. The property is huge so allow extra time to get through it! Most of the museum is outdoors so...More

Thank Deanine D
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

If antique engines interest you, you'll be in heaven here. Twice a year, they have a festival with parades of many of the old engines (tractors primarily). Definitely worth seeing. The exhibits themselves can get a little tiresome unless you're a dedicated aficionado.

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Reviewed 10 December 2015

I've been here several times for visits and class reunions. You can easily visit several times and see something new.

Thank Thom H
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Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

"Museum" seemed like a bit of a stretch to describe this attraction. It is mostly outdoors with old engines left rusting in the sun. We did get a small booklet at the entrance with a very rudimentary map. Other than that there was not much...More

Thank Crikenny
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

My Kids like any kids love old stuff that makes noise. this place is best to goto when a festivity is going on with all the engines puffing ans shaking with a ton of action. Love the train center.

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Reviewed 12 September 2015

Fun for antique & steam engine enthusiasts! A wonderful selection of old engine type "stuff." Take your boys & men here! A field trip for us on a cool fall day made for a interesting afternoon in the neighborhood. I recommend going when it's cooler...More

Thank rondaussery
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Cynthia M
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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.
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