Paso Robles Pioneer Museum, Paso Robles

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#8 of 14 in Museums in San Luis Obispo County
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Paso Robles Pioneer Museum is located in Paso Robles. Plan your visit to Paso Robles Pioneer Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Paso Robles tour planner.
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  • 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 a...  more »
  • 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 interes...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Tons of things to look at. Really interesting and free admission. Loved the fossils & rocks from the area as well as the old cars and wagons/carriages. Would love to go back again, especially considering they are building a scale model of the Paso hotel before it burned down.
  • Great historical place to visit . Friendly staff. Hold nice events. Local history. Fun for the family
  • I loved this place its so educational for the children and anyone who goes there full of fun and festive
  • An eccentric trip back through not only the history of Paso Robles, but of California in general. The front of the museum displays rusting farm equipment, a one-room school house, and reproduction of Paso's first jail (with an original door and ball an chain). This does no hint at the eclectic collection of collections that the museum interior houses. Sections include displays on local fossils, native american, military history, farmers, cowboys and more. There is a whole warehouse of old tractors, many of which still roll down spring street during the annual "Pioneer Day." There is enough in the museum to warrant several trips and considering that there is no admission charge, why wouldn't you?

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Where to stay in Paso Robles

Historical downtown Paso Robles features numerous upscale bed and breakfasts, while the more affordable national-chain hotels and motels lie to the north where Route 101 intersects with Route 46. For a true wine-country experience, book a room at one of the bed and breakfasts situated in the scenic vineyards south and west of town. Paso Robles remains a popular weekend getaway, so book ahead if you plan to arrive on a Friday.
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