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Westerns are worth the effort!

This house turned museum is well worth the hour or two to learn more about the Western history in... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2016
La Mesa
Heritage, Fabulous Art and Interesting History of El Cajon

Olaf Wieghorst was a fabulous artist who grew up in El Cajon. The WWHC is housed in the very place... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2015
Karen-Kasey R
San Diego, California
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Nov 6, 2018
“E C History”
Oct 5, 2016
“Real Western Art”
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131 Rea Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3918
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A living legend was once a community member. They moved his house from Renette Street to its' current location on Rea Street in downtown El Cajon. I remember it well. When I attended a local high school one of our assignments was to photograph this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

You'll enjoy art from several artists all displayed with care. The small gallery is not to be missed when visiting East San Diego County.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

This house turned museum is well worth the hour or two to learn more about the Western history in San Diego County. Yes, there are still cowboys in East County. The museum collection is not only one of Wieghorst paintings and memorabilia, but also other...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank WatermelonLady
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Why more people don't know about the Weighorst is a mystery. It's great local history in the heart of downtown El Cajon surrounded by galleries, fashion shops, and really good restaurants! The museum is filled with fine southwestern art, and the stories of the local...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Kate S
Reviewed November 15, 2015

Olaf Wieghorst was a fabulous artist who grew up in El Cajon. The WWHC is housed in the very place that Olaf lived in. This is the integral part of El Cajon for so long before it added the mall. I remember shopping around there...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Karen-Kasey R
Reviewed October 14, 2015

There is enough art here to spend ten minutes....but only if you are into old west paintings. Not much of anything beyond that. I wouldn't drive out of your way to see it.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Scott A
Reviewed September 22, 2015

Olaf Wieghorst was a talented artist of the Western genre. The museum is housed the the old adobe home that he lived in on Renette Ave. In El Cajon, a few blocks from where it sits now.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Tai K
Reviewed September 12, 2015

I love love love the cactus garden. Lots of unusual varieties with spiny spines and without. Olaf Wieghorse settled in El Cajon and has captured the old west in his wonderful paintings. This place celebrates his work. If you find yourself in El Cajon, this...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you Blink you will miss this museum. If you like American Art or Western Displays, then you have to make this a must stop while in San Diego. They have his house and a small Strip mall Art Gallery. The docens are top noch...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank nissan1515
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.

Date of experience: May 2012
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