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Queen Califia's Magical Circle

Kit Carson Park, Escondido, CA
+1 760-839-4000
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nice sunday pm

a nice way to spend a little time. a nice hike from the parking lot of the park. a cultural... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fran T
A Unique and Special Place

Our family visited here recently. It was such a surreal experience, starting with the maze... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dotfurio1
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Kit Carson Park, Escondido, CA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

a nice way to spend a little time. a nice hike from the parking lot of the park. a cultural experience for all ages.

Thank Fran T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family visited here recently. It was such a surreal experience, starting with the maze entrance to the stunning mosaics. We talked with the docent who talked about the artist and explained the sculpture garden. We went to Balboa park later that day, where we...More

Thank dotfurio1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a work of art by The artist! First name Nicki. The mosaics are stunning. In Kit Carson Park across from the school. Check online for hours as it is not open every day.

Thank Kathyj9291956
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This sculpture circle is magical. Niki St Phalie created a wildly imaginative artistic world of fantasy. Unfortunately, the garden has limited hours. You will need to check for the current hours since they may have changed

Thank LesfromSanDiego
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great for families. It's featured on Roadsideamerica.com. The artwork is great. There are other things going on in the park. Frisbee golf, softball games, picnics.

Thank Reyeskid8
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This is a fabulous sculpture garden by Niki St Phalle. This is her fourth major installation. It is extremely creative, colourful, and tells many great stories. The medium and material is also unique. Limited hours of operation Tuesday and Thursday from 9 - 12 and...More

Thank Joel K
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped here today on our way to the Wild Animal Park. Definitely worth an hour to see the amazing mosaic sculpture work. Unlike anything I had ever seen and I found it mesmerizing. We were there around 11am and it was very hot inside the...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This garden is truly magical. The artist has done other exhibits that are in San Diego City and we are blessed to have this one in Kit Carson Park Escondido. Totally worth viewing and bring your camera since you will be able to get some...More

Thank dianecrisman
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Queen Califia's Magical circle is about a 5 min walk from your car without children. Expect to walk on a well packed dirt walkway or over the grass. So if you have little ones it can take you about 20 min in one direction. It...More

Thank karen l
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

A garden made of mosaic - stone - mirror and more . Good for all ages, a maze to enter then all these amazing sculptures.

Thank Brenda B
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Becky M
5 January 2017|
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Response from jchfla | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about not responding sooner--I rarely check my Trip Advisor acct. I thought the Queen Califia's Circle was one of the neatest thing we did in southern CA. Can't believe it's not more well touted. Thankfully we ran... More
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frenchy20142014
25 December 2014|
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Response from Keith M | Reviewed this property |
I read a few months back the city of Escondido was repair some of the works, I don't know if it is open right now I would check out the parks website and call First. The first phase of repairs and maintenance has been... More
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frenchy20142014
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