Heritage of the Americas Museum

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For lovers of natural history, art or archeology, come to the Heritage of the Americas Museum at Cuyamaca College. If you’re an Indiana Jones type, you’ll enjoy the dinosaur eggs, moccasins, necklaces, sculptures and more.


  • $3 Adults
  • $2 Seniors (55+)
  • $1 Students
  • Free Children 17 and Under

Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday noon-4pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays





12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon CA 92019

Detailed Description:

The Museum was started by an amazing collector, Bud Lueck, and his wife, Bernadette. Lueck started collecting artifacts when he was a young boy and never lost interest. He helped on many archaeological digs throughout his youth and beyond. He always had a dream: to create a museum to hold his collection and help educate the public through it, especially youth. After moving to East County (San Diego) and retiring from his business in the sheet metal industry, he made his dream come true. The Museum opened January 1983.

The Heritage of the Americas Museum is located in the East County of San Diego at Cuyamaca College and takes visitors on a journey through time. The Museum has A LOT of artifacts of all different sorts, with a special focus on the Americas—North, Central and South America. The Museum is segmented into five wings with five distinct topics of focus: Natural History, Anthropology, Archeology, Art and Education. In this Museum, visitors will see such things as dinosaur eggs, American Indian moccasins, jade sculptures and some of the over 500 necklaces in their collection.


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