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Queen Califia's Magical Circle

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Address: Kit Carson Park, Escondido, CA
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There are few opportunities to see where sculpture, fantasy and nature blend so well. Queen Calafia's Garden is all three. A hidden gem in a hidden garden by an artist little... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bobert D
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Escondido, California
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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are few opportunities to see where sculpture, fantasy and nature blend so well. Queen Calafia's Garden is all three. A hidden gem in a hidden garden by an artist little known outside the art world. You will not find an art sanctuary quite like this anywhere. Bring a picnic or just stop off on your way to the Safari... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Others in our party had been here before and I'd peaked through the fence when it was closed a couple of years ago. It is unfortunate that it is only open a couple of days a week but totally understandable. The level of detail and amount of work that went into the park is mind boggling. Very beautiful. Makes me... More 

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Thank Duncan P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

If u find yourself in the area on Tuesday or Thursday, this is a cool spot to explore. It's a small circle of mosaic art sculpture that are really quite unique and worth a look. Park by the pond and walk to the back and follow the dirt road. There is a little sign with the parks name and also... More 

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Thank Shanna T
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Located inside of Kit Carson Park, Queen Califia's Magical Circle is a beautiful sculpture garden where you can bring your furry friends too! The colours are bright, the sculptures are imaginative and it's a great place to take photos. I'm glad I was able to make it on the 2nd Saturday of the month to check it out.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This place is truly a treasure! Niki de Saint Phalle's last public work before her passing. Words can't describe my adoration.

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Thank corgipower
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Attraction is only open a couple times a week and only a few hours at that. I was able to walk around and see some from the outside along the gates. Everything looked pretty cool. I will definitely come back when I'm in town again.

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Never would have guessed that this place could be so interesting. Once you learn a little about the history of this place and the lady who made it happen, the place becomes very intriguing. Glad we looked into this attraction while we were in the area

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PA, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Fantastic art and sculpture park. Well worth the time to find. It's a little tricky as the signs in the Kit Carson park are not very clear!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Googled things to do north of San Diego. This came up. Friends and family were not aware of this gem in their near by community. To look at these amazing mosaics only wants one to know more about them. We were there on a day when no docents were available but that didn't matter. To spend time with these incredible... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This attraction is located in Kit Carson State Park. Many locals don't even know about it. Very minimal hours--four mornings a week plus one Sat. morning a month. Near the San Diego Wild Animal park.

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