Welcome to the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center
A local Native American cultural and historical site located in Poway, CA
Closed Saturday May 27 for Memorial Day
New Schedule: Beginning June 1, 2016
Open for tours the second Saturday
of the month
from 10 am - 1 pm
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). Motreros (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.