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Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Expansive Grounds with lots of old stuff to see will be great for some, and boring for others

Wandering the expansive grounds is like a treasure hunt for some; and tedious for others. Lots of... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
fun, exciting and a good learning experience

walking for exercise as you learn and observe the engines and other equipment. Children enjoyed... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Vista, California
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Open year round, this museum features exhibits such as historic gasoline-and-steam powered farming equipment.
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2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083-1534
+1 760-941-1791
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

We recently visited the FANTASTIC rural museum for their Museum Day. Antique Steam Engine (up and working), blacksmithing, Hand weavers barn with hundreds of looms, vendors, etc... We brought our own picnic. Kids had a blast and so did the adults.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lftipping
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This place is so cool, antique farm equipment, trucks and autos. Working Blacksmith shop. Tabletop and outdoor auctions with an eclectic mix of interesting items. Special events abound with demonstrations of antique farm equipment and a parade of these pieces. So much fun and I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Terry N
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Wandering the expansive grounds is like a treasure hunt for some; and tedious for others. Lots of old stuff: equipment, buildings, and whatever you might imagine from farms, industry. Is it junk? you decide!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank onetravelman
Reviewed August 25, 2018

The museum is located on many acres of land and there are hundreds of antique tractors and other items to see. You can spend all day here and still not see it all. Highly recommended for a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

walking for exercise as you learn and observe the engines and other equipment. Children enjoyed the adventure and it is local and affordable.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

We used to live close by and would visit every time they had an event going on. Our favorite time to visit was during the Civil War re-enactments and the Harvest time event. My son loved the train and wagon rides. We’ve had many happy...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We had a fun afternoon walking around here - we were visiting in Vista and took the self walking tour. They have a lot to see, it is very interesting. They have a camp sight - something we may look into later. The cost was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Took my Pops here along with my mom and sister. My Dad loves it and it takes him back. Lots to check out and really nice to have some open space in the sunshine.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jennsantel
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Amazing place. Although the exhibits are great (my favorite is the steam engine factory), the real attractions are the people that maintain the place with such passion.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

All you have to do is come during open hours and walk around as much as you want. Everyone likes to climb on the tractors and pretend to drive the old trucks. Something for all ages. If there is an event gong on then it...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Margaret K
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Response from Annette H | Reviewed this property |
We [stayed at a small bungalow we found on HomeAway - it is a lot cheaper than staying in any hotel in the area -by a lot of money. Hotels run very high in North San Diego County - our stay for two nights was the same price... More
Cynthia M
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Response from mermaid1963kc | Reviewed this property |
The AG&SE is outside of town 1 - 2 miles. Walk .5 mi to N. Santa Fe Drive to catch NCT bus to Intersection of Bobier & Santa Fe to find stores & restaurants, supermarkets. Google maps or NCTD information.