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Paso Robles Pioneer Museum

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Address: 2010 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446-1758
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LARGE collection of PASO PIONEER History worth seeing!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Madera, California
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Madera, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1800s ( it was moved here from it's original site in 2004) and my Great... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Paso Robles Pioneer Museum provides free admission to all visitors. However, do not think that free admission equates to a lower standard. In fact, the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum is a very interesting museum that keeps many artifacts from 1800 to 1900s. Our guide, Wayne Harris told us a story about how the word “dashboard” came about from a... More 

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Paso Robles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wide-ranging collection that addressed the breadth and depth of Paso Robles History. Well organized and interesting. The latest addition, still under construction, is a facade replica of the historic Paso Robles Hot Springs Hotel.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Paso Robles Pioneer Museum is more than just a building. It houses an entire yard of historic structures outside it's main doors. Inside, we were greeted by docents who were very knowledgeable about the area's history. This was a very nicely run, decorated, and maintained Pioneer Museum. The docents here clearly takes great pride in their role as guardians... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This has every doodad imaginable: vintage clothing, jewelry, cookware, telephones, horse carriages, farm equipment, pharmacy bottles, etc. It's a sizable collection and we felt worth the time. The elderly lady who volunteers at the front was very friendly.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

What an amazing collection of "stuff"; who would have thought there could be over 1000 different types of barbed wire!! Not only a large collection of "stuff" but many great stories that really bring alive the history of the place and area. I spent a very nice half hour or more chatting with some of the curators about the collection... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

What a great, well organized collection of antiques. The staff were friendly and very willing to answer questions! Gave us a good look at Paso Robles in the past!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This place is far above my expectation not only staffs are so amazing, but they have great wealth of information as well. The museum has large collection of donated items included were items from the pioneering days to telecommunications, farming, and hospital exhibitions.

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San Luis Obispo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

One of the best historic resources in SLO county! Doesn't appear to be much on the outside,...just wait! Docents are available packed with anecdotes and info. Bob was our guide and a delight. I highly recommend this time travel experience...there is info, artifacts, pictures, names & places. It is hard to see it all in one trip.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is a nice museum with local historical memorabilia going back a couple of centuries. I recommend it for a visit of at least one hour.

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