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“Classic desert weirdness” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Desert View Tower Jacumba

Desert View Tower Jacumba
In-Koh-Pa Park Road, Jacumba, CA
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Jacumba
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Classic desert weirdness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My dad used to take us here when we were little. The entrance is full of a bunch of UFOs and giant aliens. Inside you can walk through the giant rocks painted like animals. It has character.

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Atascadero, California
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102 attraction reviews
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“A Desert Oddity - Wonderful Vistas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I love oddities and this place qualifies. When travelling across the wide open spaces of the desert I believe it is always good to stop at overlooks, stretch a bit, and take a few pictures. Well this place is right on the verge of strange. In te almost middle of nowhere on the top of a ridge is a a tower that as been constructed with local rock and a bit of who knows what else. It will coast 4.50 to go up into the tower and I am happy to give these people some change to keep things like this going into the future. There is a collection of what some would call junk as you go up the tower, but as the host said go on up and poke around. the view from the tower stretches for a real long ways and is fun to get those pictures and see some of the tidbits that have been collected here over the years. I really liked the child who had made a replica and won a ribbon. I wish it had a date on it?? As the award was done in a typewriter, that adds some background for those sleuthing. I say come on in an give it a view for yourself. the tower is a good stop for a bit on an otherwise long drive to who knows where.

Visited November 2013
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Boulevard, California
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24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Very cool tower and views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Old fashioned roadside attraction well worth the visit. Great views from the top of the tower, cool carved rocks outside, great antique items in the tower.

Visited June 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Fun stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

A surprise in the middle of the desert with interesting characters and a fun walk around the grounds. Be sure to heck out the springs.

Visited March 2013
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Livermore, California
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“Amusing side trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The view from the top was lovely. The folk art carvings were whimsical and the desert "springs" (just a short hike up into the hillside) were an interesting diversion but probably are hot springs in the summer months. Overall it was quirky and fun.

Visited January 2013
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