While you are out our way we suggest you visit a few of our local attractions that will be of interest to all. In addition to the
spectacular scenery you can visit several fascinating museums devoted to local history and transportation. You can even take a train ride to the border and along the way get a good view of Campo Creek's vineyards! We've included a link for you to visit the various websites for the attractions below.
We should also mention that when you plan your wine tasting excursion that there are ample places along the highway to stop and rest, buy snacks, or enjoy a meal at any of several cafes and diners.There are also several parks where you can picnic should you bring along your own edibles. All of the wineries here offer picnic opportunities....and along with it you can enjoy a glass of fine wine!
Historic Route 94 follows the path of the original Campo Road
Stage Route that made runs to the back country from San Diego in the late 1800's. The Highway 94 Club has compiled a large amount of interesting history and information about the route. Highway 94 has an incredible story to tell about it's past. Click on the button to find a wealth of history along with other useful information about this important thoroughfare.
The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum is a 'must see' when visiting the area. It offers a fascinating mixture of restored and unrestored rolling stock, a variety of locomotive types, and railroad hardware that's just not seen anymore. One can spend hours here poking around gawking at the equipment. If you've got time, buy a ticket and take a train ride! On occasion they'll fire up a steam locomotive.
Another stop, a stone's throw from the rail museum is the Gaskill
Brothers Stone Store. Built in 1885 as a general store it is currently the home of the Mountain Empire Historical Society.
If anyone can answer any questions of a historical nature about the
area, you'll want to stop here to ask. You can also see fascinating artifacts from the area and learn about old time cattle rustlers, robbers and the local Hangin' Tree!
This place is amazing. Housed in an old feldspar mill, most people call this a 'truck museum'. It's actually the Motor and Transport Museum. Displayed here are examples of interesting vehicles dating back over a century. It's a rare opportunity to see some highly unusual vehicles from the past. If you've ever wanted to see a 100 year old tow-truck or antique steam-roller this is the place find it! You'll want to spend some time here...it's that good!