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Imperial Valley Pioneers Museum

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Address: 373 E Aten Rd, Imperial, CA 92251-9653
Phone Number: (760) 352-3211
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Great Museum!

We just noticed the sign on the building, driving by on the highway. Wow! History of Imperial County. One part: a section of probably a dozen nationalities who helped to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2016
pfflyer2014
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We just noticed the sign on the building, driving by on the highway. Wow! History of Imperial County. One part: a section of probably a dozen nationalities who helped to build the region. Their culture, pictures, dress, etc. Exhibit on water, items from the past from typewriters to dental equipment to farming tools and equipment. A great way to learn... More 

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Fort Macleod, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

A museum where the efforts of those involved with keeping it fresh and interesting is very evident. Various groups who settled around Imperial Valley, California are encouraged to personally contribute and maintain areas in the museum to display aspects of their cultures and families to which they are justifiably proud of! Friendly hard working staff with success being their goal.... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

A must when visiting the Imperial Valley. There are so many things to see. The history of the Imperial Valley is fascinating and this museum has it well documented supported by very professional and well done displays.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Located this museum on the internet before visiting El Centro and the Salton Sea. What a great surprise. The well planned museum is both impressive and extensive in presentation. It offers a different space for each nation that sent its people to the Imperial Valley in the last 100 years. Each space is attractive while showing the native dress and... More 

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El Centro, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

This is a very well maintained and historically interesting museum. In December they have an excellent food from around the world tour. Every Valley resident should check this place out at least once!

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Imperial Valley CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Although the Imperial Valley was only settled a little over 100 years ago, it has a rich and varied history that really comes alive when you visit this museum. Many varied and interesting exhibits about the pioneers that settled the area, the complex water history, and the agricultural history that comprises the leading industry of the area.

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Nevada City, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

What a great museum- history of the Imperial Valley, including all the different ethnic groups who have settled here over the past 100+years..they've each been given their own room/cubicle to decorate/furnish within the museum...as well as all the industrial & agricultural history. We visited for the first time probably 10-15 years ago when we first started spending our winters in... More 

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Brawley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A very good history of the Imperial Valley . It has wing that show the different eithinic cultures and how they helped settle the Valley. There is a separate section dedicated to the livestock industry and also a very good wild life exhibit.

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holtville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Here is where you visually see our history come alive through pictures and facts that wake you up to know how our Valley was founded.

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

A nice small museum. Good collection of items from past century. War uniforms; "galleries" of each immigrant group to come to Imperial Valley showing their clothing, household items and curios - the Swiss, East Indian, African, Portuguese, Chinese, etc -- all of these collections are maintained by the ethnic groups as volunteer work -- very nice.

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