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Wieghorst Western Heritage Center

131 Rea Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 590-3431
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Ranked #10 of 12 Attractions in El Cajon
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San Diego, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is a very well done tribute to local artist Olaf Wieghorst and his beautiful, western art. Many his works are attractively displayed in a historical setting. Well worth several visits.

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

You have never heard of this artist but you have definitely seen his artwork. Olaf Wieghorst captured the spirit of the west in paintings that breathe with movement and light. Many of them have graced the covers of magazines over and over again. The museum comprises both an art gallery and the artist's house with a number of period artifacts.... More

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El Cajon, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The city makes it sound like a Big deal, I had never heard of the artist Seems they wasted a lot of money to put this in downtown instead of bring a good Business in in it's place I was bored

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I'm always looking for a new museum and stumbled upon this one a few years ago but didn't have time to stop. A year ago my wife and I found it easily enough on the way to visit a friend. Olaf Wieghorst worked in the west before joining the NY Mounted Police. He began artistic painting while working for the... More

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