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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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grest colection

if you like old engines and farm equipment this is a must see. lots of things to see that take you... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
One of my favorite places

this is one of my Favorite places our unit reenacts the civil war at great areas for the civilians... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Open year round, this museum features exhibits such as historic gasoline-and-steam powered farming equipment.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“civil war” (2 reviews)
“antique cars” (2 reviews)
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2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083-1534
+1 760-941-1791
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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 14 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

Thank cometkatt
Reviewed 9 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 8 March 2017

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

Reviewed 22 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 30 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
Reviewed 28 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

Thank mermaid1963kc
Reviewed 4 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
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
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank tijuanade
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Cynthia M
Is there anything liked stores selling things like water .quick food Items bread milk things like this quick easy walking distance from this area or easy to take public transportation
8 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.