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Old Poway Park

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Address: 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064
Phone Number: +1 858-668-4576
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Who needs Thomas the Train when you have one in your own town center park?! Cool!

I feel very fortunate to live in Poway. The Old Poway Park is like a step back in time to simple pleasures and great wonderment. A friend came to visit from Utah with her 3... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
Deb H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We went on the third saturday in september as it appeared more things were happening then. The vintage train ride on the Poway-Midland Railroad was a trip on a converted San Francisco cable car. The short ride (approx 5 mins) is on a half-mile circular 2-lap route around the park. Train tickets are purchased inside the Depot Store (historical railroad... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I feel very fortunate to live in Poway. The Old Poway Park is like a step back in time to simple pleasures and great wonderment. A friend came to visit from Utah with her 3 kids. We did all the major tour and theme parks daily for almost 2 weeks. The highlight honestly was this park. The reason apparently was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We visited there this morning with our daughter and granddaughter. Saturday morning is farmer's market, and the street on Midland is cordoned off so that local farmers can sell vegetables, local delicacies and flowers. We picked up guacamole and chips and had beautifully prepared crepes. We also rode the train around the park for a nominal fee. All the little... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I was only at this park one time for a memorial service, but it is very nice and scenic. I did not visit the restaurant or visit the train, but would like to go back to eat , as I have heard the food is really good.

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Old Poway Park is a great venue for family parties and picnics. It has a large bandstand that may have a folk/bluegrass/country concert. The Templar's Hall has many activities, recitals. On weekends, the Poway-Midland vintage railroad makes loops around the park with lots of seating for adults and children. A Farmers Market is held each Saturday with produce from local... More 

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Weddings, birthdays or just a family day this is a good choice. A vintage train runs on weekends, missive riding it. Beautiful trees and a great restaurant nearby. Definitely a family favorite

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Historic buildings; train rides; craft fair; farmers market; Hamburger Factory family restaurant; blacksmith shop; etc. Check the website for special activities and events.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Had birthday party and rented parlor room it was perfect great location. Kids loved riding on the train.

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A wonderful park with areas for picnics, relaxing, train rides, craft fairs, concerts, and many other events.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

The 2nd and 4th weekend of each month is a craft fair at this park, and every Saturday morning you can find a farmers market setup on the street just south of the park. Fun family times and when the train is running, make sure to take the ride. Not very long and a lot of fun for the kids.

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