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Cute little museum

I liked that the docents were there to give you lots of information about the area and native... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Amazing collection of 1000's of things!

This museum has 1000's of historical items, most related to Paso Robles, but some not. Keep winding... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Laura B
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2010 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446-1758
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

I liked that the docents were there to give you lots of information about the area and native Indians. It was free or should I say you donate what you'd like. Lots of artifacts It was worth seeing in my opinion.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

This museum has 1000's of historical items, most related to Paso Robles, but some not. Keep winding your way around the back to see old cars, carriages and even a barbed wire exhibit (who knew there were so many different kinds). The curator is very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laura B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

great place to take kids and grandparents to see ancient machines, photos, clothes and posters of time long gone

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ZMANsays9
Reviewed 6 August 2018

HEY,,,,,, Don't miss this great adventure learn bout Paso and its amazing history meet the families and see the life style

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ranchinthecountry
Reviewed 14 June 2018

The Pioneer Museum is located next to the fairgrounds. There is ample parking. The well-organized displays are extensive and cover the pioneer families, economic development of the region, a century of high school classes, farming and industrial machinery, transportation, ranching artifacts, extensive rifle collection, taxidermy...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This museum had all the artifacts and history of Paso Robles. You can easily spend 1-2 hours here. It is broken up in different sections from the farming that originally took place, to the dairy business to a section that had so many typewriters from...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lynette51
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The docents here are friendly, personable, and have lots to add to make your experience fun and interesting! There are so many interesting displays, and lots to enjoy! We didn't seem to have enough time, but are looking forward to another trip to Paso Robles...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Steve G
Reviewed 19 January 2018

You can spend hours in here looking at all the exhibits here. For one, it has the largest collection of barbed wire west of the Mississippi. Old carriages, cars, weapons, so much too see, and it's free.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank DrRexT
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I have been to dozens of local history museums which depend on acquisitions from the community -- think of cleaning out the barn or disposing of great-grandpa's things. This museum is one of the best. Its varied collection is well-curated and highly interesting. It is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I happen to come from two PIONEER Paso families, so I was biased in wanting to stop and see this museum when traveling recently. I was thrilled to see the old GENESEO SCHOOL, as my Great Grandfather and his brother built it back in the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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