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Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum

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Cocktails in the Barn

The museum is well done. Before going to an event there, I thought the museum would be small... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Lisa N
via mobile
Another hidden gem.

Firstly the museum itself is free. We actually went though the park which is $5 day use, $3... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
norman c
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1160 Broadway St, King City, CA 93930-3657
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

In a word, there was no Ranger, no signage, nothing. I called the number on the sign for reservations for the simple wooden table, and was told it was $99, as was any other table with or without reservations. I described, to the person who...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The museum is well done. Before going to an event there, I thought the museum would be small town/hick like. Boy was I wrong! It’s a quality museum with lots to offer. They recently acquired King City’s first fire truck. They are in the process...More

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Firstly the museum itself is free. We actually went though the park which is $5 day use, $3 disabled or senior. Park has picnic benches and nice play area for the little ones. Museum features rural life and agriculture in the area. Some interesting exhibits....More

Thank norman c
Reviewed 7 September 2017

MCARLM is a hidden treasure, with local exhibits, including the Irrigation Museum. Located in San Lorenzo County Park, The park include an excellent RV facility,

Thank Jefe16
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is a hidden gem within the county. It's located inside San Lorenzo Park. Interesting artifacts on the history of the Salinas Valley and in the King City Area. Did you know that the Salinas Valley produces 80% of the world's vegetables? It does. This...More

Thank Letsrv2day
Reviewed 12 February 2016

This is a nice little ag museum. I visited while staying at the park for a family reunion. Good displays of farming equipment. I will come back whenever I'm in the area.

Thank Pamela K
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Great history of the Salinas Valley from Fr. Serra and the Spanish missionaries on. Exhibits are changed in a timely manner and traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian are often featured. Examples of an old school house and an old farmhouse are on the grounds along...More

Thank Melanie L
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Visit this place if you like history, tradition, nature, or anything connected to California and/or agriculture. The museum is open regularly and other buildings can be opened sometimes on request. There are excellent walking paths throughout the park and along the river. Picnic areas are...More

Thank Mitz50
Reviewed 9 June 2015

A complete surprise. King City has dedicated acerage and funded the collection of period agricultural implements of times past that were instrumental in the economic development of the King City agricultural base and the actual buildings and contents that were involved in the settlers homes...More

Thank Trankj
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Did not go into any buildings but used the park to walk every morning as many people do. Met a couple from England using one of the many camping sites and found them very interesting. Many farm implements outside. Took some pictures. Great walking area....More

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