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Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083
This non-profit 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. Highlights include Steam Engine Row, featuring many different kinds of steam engines, including a 300 horsepower Allis Chalmers Corliss model with a 12-foot-diameter flywheel.
The facility also houses the West Coast Clock & Watch Museum, which was originally part of the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Wash. It moved to its new home in 2016.
Other attractions include a model railroad, textile museum, mill museum, one-room schoolhouse and blacksmith shop.