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San Diego Archaeological Center

16666 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027-7001
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Small museum

This museum is oriented to San Diego county and not necessarily focused on San Pasqual. It's... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Right next to the battlefield museum

This is a great place to bring young students. They can learn the whole history of this area, not... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Escondido, California, USA
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14 Feb 2017
“Small museum”
25 Apr 2016
“Right next to the battlefield museum”
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16666 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027-7001
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Reviewed 15 February 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

Thank StrayPup
Reviewed 26 April 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 27 August 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

1  Thank etweeden
Reviewed 30 July 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 3 May 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 14 November 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 5 November 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.

3  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Went there to see what they have to offer. I do not like to take the wind out of their sails, but I felt like it was a bit immaturish. As if the Boy Scouts / Girl Scouts were running the place. It really did...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Great little museum of San Diego history from the prehistoric to historic times. We like to take the convertible on a drive and stop here. The Center is staffed with very knowledgeable docents for a weekend visit. Hard to believe there was all this history...More

2  Thank Stargateman
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