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Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum

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1160 Broadway St, King City, CA 93930-3657
+1 831-385-8020
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Monterey County Agricultural Exhibit

This is a hidden gem within the county. It's located inside San Lorenzo Park. Interesting... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2016
King City, California
Nice Agricultural Museum

This is a nice little ag museum. I visited while staying at the park for a family reunion. Good... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2016
Pamela K
Elk Grove, California
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Jul 6, 2016
“Monterey County Agricultural Exhibit”
Feb 11, 2016
“Nice Agricultural Museum”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1160 Broadway St, King City, CA 93930-3657
+1 831-385-8020
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a hidden gem within the county. It's located inside San Lorenzo Park. Interesting artifacts on the history of the Salinas Valley and in the King City Area. Did you know that the Salinas Valley produces 80% of the world's vegetables? It does. This...More

Thank Letsrv2day
Reviewed February 11, 2016

This is a nice little ag museum. I visited while staying at the park for a family reunion. Good displays of farming equipment. I will come back whenever I'm in the area.

Thank Pamela K
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great history of the Salinas Valley from Fr. Serra and the Spanish missionaries on. Exhibits are changed in a timely manner and traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian are often featured. Examples of an old school house and an old farmhouse are on the grounds along...More

Thank Glockgirl19
Reviewed June 15, 2015

Visit this place if you like history, tradition, nature, or anything connected to California and/or agriculture. The museum is open regularly and other buildings can be opened sometimes on request. There are excellent walking paths throughout the park and along the river. Picnic areas are...More

Thank Mitz50
Reviewed June 9, 2015

A complete surprise. King City has dedicated acerage and funded the collection of period agricultural implements of times past that were instrumental in the economic development of the King City agricultural base and the actual buildings and contents that were involved in the settlers homes...More

Thank Trankj
Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Did not go into any buildings but used the park to walk every morning as many people do. Met a couple from England using one of the many camping sites and found them very interesting. Many farm implements outside. Took some pictures. Great walking area....More

Thank jmma678
Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum has the history of agriculture and rural life in Southern Monterey County all wrapped up in San Lorenzo Park. Exhibits include actual old rural buildings, a horse shoeing barn, many old farm vehicles and the latest addition is a building detailing the importance...More

1  Thank Edward K
Reviewed November 3, 2014

For what it is it's nice. A couple of antique cars used by the locals back in the day. Many antique farm implements and tractors, etc. in need of restoration, but it all takes MONEY. There are also descriptive photos and company logos that help...More

1  Thank hossridr
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good part: outlying buildings -- school, depot, Spreckels house, interesting [perhaps more for adults.] Bad: The major bulk of the museum is too general to be of much interest to people who have seen ag museums or know anything at all about California history, although...More

1  Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is one of the best parks we have been here to see historic agricultural equipment. Salinas Valley is a big agricultural part of California. In addition there are museums (irrigation) and historic buildings such as homes and schools. We spent about 90 minutes wandering...More

1  Thank mini
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