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North County and Around Sights

Queen Califia's Magical Circle

  • Bear Valley Pkwy. and Mary La. Map It
  • Escondido
  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Updated 10/23/2014

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The last work by sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002), this sculpture garden designed for entertaining children consists of nine totemic figures up to 21 feet tall. Adorned with stylized monsters, animals, protective deities, geometric symbols, and crests, the pieces evoke ancient tales and legends. Youngsters can climb on the giant fanciful figures.

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Kit Carson Park, Bear Valley Pkwy. and Mary La., Escondido, California, 92025, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sun., 8–dusk except when raining.

Updated 10/23/2014


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