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Temecula Museum

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Address: 28314 Mercedes St, Temecula, CA 92590-1837
Phone Number: +1 951-694-6450

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Good exhibits

History buffs will appreciate the well prserved photos and local artifacts that are well prserved. Definitely worth the look.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
South Padre Island, Texas
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South Padre Island, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

History buffs will appreciate the well prserved photos and local artifacts that are well prserved. Definitely worth the look.

Thank Seigi
Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Having passed this place many times and not been willing to pay for what appeared to be a very small museum, I finally decided to take a peek. It's free...a donation box near the entrance was not a high pressure thing. Taking the time to read the displays about the history of the native Americans was my highlight and made... More 

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Museumstaff2014, Manager at Temecula Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The City of Temecula is extremely proud of our History Museum, we value all opinions and appreciate the input. Proudly, we offer lectures, kids programs and revolving exhibits. We understand parking can be challenging at times as Old Town Temecula continues to flourish with guests. Unfortunately, your visit was marred with landscaping day. We also,... More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We went to the museum, It was free but asked for donations. This museum gives a very goo thumb nail sketch about the town and the area and how it was founded. It is worht the trip

Thank Jim M
Temecula, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

A visit to the Temecula museum is a fun trip into the past. My grandkids enjoyed the museum and also buying a souvenir at the gift shop. As a long time Temecula resident, I especially enjoy enjoyed learning more about our history.

Thank BettyL777
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17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Small family museum. Tells the history of Temecula with famous characters. There is a kids play area with dress up and ability to ride in a covered wagon. Perfect for younger elementary school kids and play dates. Once done there head on out to the park and have lunch at EATS which is also fantastic.

Thank Spagori1
Temecula, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I went as a chaperone for a large group of 3rd graders. One docent did an excellent job- catering her presentation to the children. The other docent was busy pandering to the only adult male chaperone in the group- practically ignoring all the women chaperones and the children. Nonetheless, the information was worthwhile and fascinating. The young man in the... More 

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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

If you like to learn a bit about history like me then I suggest this museum... I was raised in temecula and find it to be my home place that has grown into a really pretty but overpopulated place.

Thank Jasmine L
Temecula, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I was amazed by all the local history. They have several things that change on display so it's not always the same and it makes it more fun to go and learn about our beautiful and very historical Temecula!

Thank ladyzire
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Nice little museum. Downstairs covers the history of the Temecula Valley from the native people through the Spanish/Mexican Period to the Anglo farming and ranching times of yesteryear. They did a very good job of putting the information together for you.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Most of the first floor of this museum was devoted to telling the story of the native Americans who were thrown off their land. Upstairs was supposed to have an exhibit on the making of marbles but instead, there was a hubcap art exhibit. An area was set aside to honor Stanley Erle Gardner, author and creator of the Perry... More 

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Museumstaff2014, General Manager at Temecula Museum, responded to this review

Hi Melody. Sounds like you had a mixed experience at our museum. We appreciate your comments, and want to clarify two of your points. The first floor does indeed share the story of Native Americans who were forced off their ancestral lands. It also shares the story of how they lived, of the early Californio Rancho period, the Vail Ranch... More 

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