Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive center Poway, CA

Welcome to the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center

A local Native American cultural and historical site located in Poway, CA


 

Closed this Saturday 9/9 for Poway Days
Visit our booth at Community Park!

The Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center is
open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
Please join us!

The Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center of Pauwai (Poway) is a five acre site rich in the local history of the Kumeyaay-Ipai Indian tribes. Follow the trails past ramadas, interpretive signage, native gardens and a replica of an 'ewaa (native Kumeyaay house). Morteros (grinding stones ) left by the original Kumeyaay inhabitants still remain on this historic site. Also visit the new Education Center to view artifacts and other interesting historical items and photos.

Docent-led tours for the public are held on the second Saturday of the month between 10:00 a.m. until 1 pm.

Docent led school tours are available Thursdays and Fridays, between 9 and noon. For more information visit http://poway.org/372/Tours

The City of Poway began acquiring the various parcels which comprise the Center beginning in 1987 to preserve the site as a significant American Indian cultural site. The Friends of the Kumeyaay, the San Pasqual Band of Indians, and the City of Poway have worked together to develop a vision for the property and to develop a replica Kumeyaay village.

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Upcoming Events!


It's time to renew your membership!
July-August 2017


Become a volunteer docent at the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center!
More information


See photos of our
basketry class


Check back for details
on new classes:
Flint knapping, pottery, photography, rock art, basketry and more


 

© Friends of the Kumeyaay Friends of the Kumeyaay is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible.