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Paso Robles Pioneer Museum

2010 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446-1758
+1 805-239-4556
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Interesting and comprehensive social history

The Pioneer Museum is located next to the fairgrounds. There is ample parking. The well-organized... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laura M
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Chester, California
Great history of Paso Robles

This museum had all the artifacts and history of Paso Robles. You can easily spend 1-2 hours here... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Lynette51
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Santa Barbara, CA
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2010 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446-1758
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Pioneer Museum is located next to the fairgrounds. There is ample parking. The well-organized displays are extensive and cover the pioneer families, economic development of the region, a century of high school classes, farming and industrial machinery, transportation, ranching artifacts, extensive rifle collection, taxidermy...More

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This museum had all the artifacts and history of Paso Robles. You can easily spend 1-2 hours here. It is broken up in different sections from the farming that originally took place, to the dairy business to a section that had so many typewriters from...More

Thank Lynette51
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The docents here are friendly, personable, and have lots to add to make your experience fun and interesting! There are so many interesting displays, and lots to enjoy! We didn't seem to have enough time, but are looking forward to another trip to Paso Robles...More

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

You can spend hours in here looking at all the exhibits here. For one, it has the largest collection of barbed wire west of the Mississippi. Old carriages, cars, weapons, so much too see, and it's free.

Thank DrRexT
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

I have been to dozens of local history museums which depend on acquisitions from the community -- think of cleaning out the barn or disposing of great-grandpa's things. This museum is one of the best. Its varied collection is well-curated and highly interesting. It is...More

Thank Ralph S
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

I happen to come from two PIONEER Paso families, so I was biased in wanting to stop and see this museum when traveling recently. I was thrilled to see the old GENESEO SCHOOL, as my Great Grandfather and his brother built it back in the...More

3  Thank trra
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Paso Robles Pioneer Museum provides free admission to all visitors. However, do not think that free admission equates to a lower standard. In fact, the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum is a very interesting museum that keeps many artifacts from 1800 to 1900s. Our guide,...More

3  Thank 2bearbearSG
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wide-ranging collection that addressed the breadth and depth of Paso Robles History. Well organized and interesting. The latest addition, still under construction, is a facade replica of the historic Paso Robles Hot Springs Hotel.

2  Thank paso57
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Paso Robles Pioneer Museum is more than just a building. It houses an entire yard of historic structures outside it's main doors. Inside, we were greeted by docents who were very knowledgeable about the area's history. This was a very nicely run, decorated, and...More

1  Thank ChrisNMellB
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This has every doodad imaginable: vintage clothing, jewelry, cookware, telephones, horse carriages, farm equipment, pharmacy bottles, etc. It's a sizable collection and we felt worth the time. The elderly lady who volunteers at the front was very friendly.

Thank BootBuckles
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