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Imperial Valley Pioneers Museum

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Address: 373 E Aten Rd, Imperial, CA 92251-9653
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+1 760-352-3211
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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be sure to check out farm equipment outside

what a great museum in such a rural area. kudos to the volunteers running this place. multiple visits will be required to take it all in.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
p k
Oakdale, California
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Oakdale, California
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a great museum in such a rural area. kudos to the volunteers running this place. multiple visits will be required to take it all in.

Thank p k
El Centro, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very very interesting .We have been going south for ten years and have just started to look around at some of the attractions This is a must to take in dates back to the early 1900 hundreds

Thank dennislI2186FY
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went back in time discovering the influence of a melting pot of hard- working immigrants building the Imperial Valley's future.

Thank Pat P
Imperial, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The Pioneer Museum is a great find. In the middle of nowhere, you will find a great piece of Americana. It is museum of the people and historical events of the area. All of the artifacts, original photos, and heirlooms have been donate or acquired from local families. The Japanese section is an amazing historical display of the contributions the... More 

Thank Craig S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Facility was clean, staff were friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the museum. Books and material were very expensive for purchase.

Thank Michael A
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 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 

Thank pfflyer2014
Fort Macleod, Canada
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 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 

Thank kdawe2016
Casa Grande, Arizona
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 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.

Thank Nancy C
San Diego, California
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86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 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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Redding, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 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!

Thank Elizabeth L

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