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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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fun, exciting and a good learning experience

walking for exercise as you learn and observe the engines and other equipment. Children enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
894ann
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Vista, California
Fun place to visit

We used to live close by and would visit every time they had an event going on. Our favorite time... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Shanaynay1001
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Dublin, Ireland
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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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+1 760-941-1791
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

walking for exercise as you learn and observe the engines and other equipment. Children enjoyed the adventure and it is local and affordable.

Thank 894ann
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We used to live close by and would visit every time they had an event going on. Our favorite time to visit was during the Civil War re-enactments and the Harvest time event. My son loved the train and wagon rides. We’ve had many happy...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We had a fun afternoon walking around here - we were visiting in Vista and took the self walking tour. They have a lot to see, it is very interesting. They have a camp sight - something we may look into later. The cost was...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Took my Pops here along with my mom and sister. My Dad loves it and it takes him back. Lots to check out and really nice to have some open space in the sunshine.

Thank jennsantel
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Reviewed 3 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.

1  Thank LeucadiaMike
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Reviewed 3 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
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Reviewed 12 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
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Reviewed 20 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_
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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
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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

1  Thank cometkatt
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Margaret K
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Response from Annette H | Reviewed this property |
We [stayed at a small bungalow we found on HomeAway - it is a lot cheaper than staying in any hotel in the area -by a lot of money. Hotels run very high in North San Diego County - our stay for two nights was the same price... More
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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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