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Queen Califia's Magical Circle

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Address: Kit Carson Park, Escondido, CA
Phone Number: 17608394000
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Enchanting and fun experience

I have been to Queen Califia's Magic Circle many times and enjoy the way I can walk around the art work and experience it directly. I am somewhat of a rockhound and there are many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mission, Texas
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Mission, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Queen Califia's Magic Circle many times and enjoy the way I can walk around the art work and experience it directly. I am somewhat of a rockhound and there are many semi-precious stones throughout the work.

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommend visiting when the docents can tell you so much about the artist . Niki created lovely exhibits all over the world, and Escondido is very fortunate to feature one of her creations

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love art and mosaics, this is a great stop for a few minutes before or after your visit to the world-famous Safari Park or to the Wineries nearby. Check out some photos online. The place is usually empty. Very cool. Reminds me of some of Gaudi's work in Barcelona!

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San Diego CA
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Delightful to see and I would highly recommend arranging a docent tour to learn the wonderful history behind this work of art and how it ended up in Escondido.

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Kit Carson park is a great recreation, picnic and open space park. I spent many evenings there walking my dog around the park. Hidden in the back of the park is Queen Califia's Magical Circle... a special sculpture garden. It is only open for touring on certain days....but you can still view it through the fence. Looks like it is... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This exhibit is tucked away in the back of Kit Carson Park - it wasn't a struggle to find, but it did take us a few minutes of walking in the wrong direction and then retreating and retrying. You can't park very close, so I recommend looking at Google Maps Satellite view to get oriented. Words and pictures do not... More 

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Northern California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Disappointed they are only open the second Saturday of the month. We were not in town long enough. Might be nice if it was open longer hours and more days.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

It's free. Located at Kit Carson park, close to the duck pond or swings. It's very creative,colorful, texture of different tiles which was hand made. It's kinda a maze at the entrance.

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Beautiful mosaic sculptures beyond imagining. Colorful,whimsical and fascinating. Even adults will be amazed at the creative spirit of these statues. Children can play on them ang in and around them. It is a children's paradise.

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Oceanside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Driven by on several occasions and decided to stop by. This is a tough one to describe so here goes. A static attraction designed by a 'flamboyant' artist and located adjacent to a popular Escondido park. This circular concrete structure is reminiscent of a fanciful maze. Whimsical in design with a decidedly eccentric flair. As you walk through the entry... More 

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