San Diego
Steamiest Places

This section includes local places likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks. You can think of it as a "Best of" section that features selected locations from the other sections. The term "steamiest" should be taken figuratively. You won't necessarily find steam-powered contraptions in all these places. Instead, these locations are rich in the elements that define steampunk: Victorian- or Edwardian-era technology, culture, history, personalities, oddities and so on.

Some descriptions in these listings are adapted from articles in Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. See the full descriptions for details.

Vista, CA, USA

This museum "collects, preserves and displays examples of mechanical ingenuity and crafts associated with the early days of the American farm and rural community," according to the website. . .

La Mesa, CA, USA

Blackbird describes itself as a "Victorian-inspired shop with Steampunk clothing, Crystals, Herbs,Tea & Jewelry. .. ."

Carlsbad, CA, USA

The Joe Martin Foundation Craftsmanship Museum collects and displays objects of metal and wood. . .

San Diego, CA, USA

Heritage County Park is a county park of San Diego located near Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and measuring almost eight acres. . .

San Diego, CA, USA

This popular seafood restaurant has an interior described by one customer as "industrial-meets-steampunk-meets-nautical. . ."

San Diego, CA, USA

This San Diego bar and restaurant has a steampunkish fantasy atmosphere. . .

Carlsbad, CA, USA

The Museum of Making Music is a non-profit organization in Carlsbad, California. . .

Campo, CA, USA

The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum is a railroad museum in Campo, in the Mountain Empire area of southeastern San Diego County. . .

Poway, CA, USA

The Poway–Midland Railroad is a heritage railroad located in Old Poway Park in Poway, California. . .

San Diego, CA, USA

San Diego Air & Space Museum is an aviation and space exploration museum in Balboa Park. . .

San Diego, CA, USA

The San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park features a collection of cars and motorcycles that highlight automotive culture throughout history. . .

San Diego, CA, USA

This facility in San Diego's Balboa Park has extensive collections of historic photos, documents, clothing and objects. . .

San Diego, CA, USA

The San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park is the oldest scientific institution in Southern California. . .

San Diego, CA, USA

San Diego Steampunk describes itself as "a loosely-organized community" of steampunks in Southern California.

San Diego, CA, USA

The Whaley House is an 1857 Greek Revival style residence, a California Historical Landmark, and museum located in Old Town, San Diego. . .

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