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San Diego Archaeological Center

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Address: 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027
Phone Number: 760-291-037
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Great for kids!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
Clara S
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San Diego, California
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91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 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 is wonderful to see. and Adult would spend more time here, much to learn about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 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 help him and answer questions. They told me they are going to change the exhibits... More 

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Poway, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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.

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Escondido, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 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 not have anything of interest for Adults. You can see their offerings in 10 minutes

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 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 before San Diego was paved over by development. An old Indian cemetery is near this... More 

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Address: Address: 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027
Phone Number: 760-291-037
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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