More Carlsbad Wall Murals

Below are a couple more wall murals that I saw on my walk through the Barrio/Carlsbad Village area of Carlsbad.  There are still several more to find and view on another trip!



Carlsbad Wall Murals

A friend showed me around the Barrio/Carlsbad Village area of Carlsbad recently and I was intrigued by the many wall murals that are present.  This is probably my favorite, which is at the corner of Carlsbad Blvd and Grand Avenue, and is by Oceanside artist Michael Summers.




Peafowl at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park


This pic shows two of the numerous peafowl that roam  the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park in Carlsbad.  One of the residents is pure white and quite spectacular. These two are standing on top of the bunkhouse.  Native to India, peacocks are normally an iridescent shade of blue while peahens are a more subdued brown, cream or gray.

Links:   previous related post



Located just adjacent to LEGOLAND and Sea Life Aquarium in Carlsbad, the LEGOLAND Hotel is a themed hotel with interactive LEGO features throughout.  This pic shows the front entrance complete with a dragon.  Ground has been broken nearby on a new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel, targeted to open in the spring of 2018, which will have three different room themes: Princess, Wizard and Knight.


Sea Life Aquarium


Sea Life Aquarium is located adjacent to LEGOLAND in Carlsbad and is billed as “your child’s first interactive guide to the life of the sea, combining active hands-on learning with fascinating educational talks and up close encounters with sea creatures including sharks, octopi and rays.”  I didn’t go in but did enjoy the large LEGO creations shown in this pic!

Craftsmanship Museum


The Craftsmanship Museum is located in Carlsbad not far from the intersection of Palomar Airport Road and Melrose and boasts an outstanding collection of miniatures and models including automobiles, boats, airplanes, engines, etc.  And they actually operate!  The museum displays the finest automotive miniature ever made, a 1/6 scale model 1932 Duesenberg SJ which took 10 years and 20,000 hours to complete and contains over 6,000 custom made parts.  And the museum is free!

Links:    museum website

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park


We just discovered the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park in Carlsbad and found all the historic adobe buildings most interesting.  The land and buildings were once part of a 2,538 acre working ranch owned by Leo Carrillo who portrayed “Pancho” in the Cisco Kid TV series of the 1950’s.  This building is called “Deedie’s House” and was a place for Leo’s wife to escape and create art.

Links:   F.O.C.R.     Carlsbad Parks

Carlsbad Flower Fields


Here’s a pic of the Carlsbad Flower Fields to add a little color to your day!  This shot was taken from the walking paths on Armada Drive near the Museum of Making Music.

Links:   previous related post

U.S. Flag at Carlsbad Flower Fields


I’ve been saving this pic of the beautiful flag which is in The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, at the corner of Palomar Airport Road and Armada Drive, for just the right day and this is it!  Happy 4th everyone!

Links:     The Flower Fields

Aquaculture in Agua Hedionda Lagoon


An interesting site in the Agua Hedionda Lagoon is the aquaculture operation of Carlsbad Aquafarm.  This enterprise raises Mediterranean Blue Mussels, Pacific Oysters, and Ogo.  Their website says that their products can be found at Whole Foods, Sprouts, and local restaurants.  Apparently the local brown pelicans are appreciative of their efforts.

Links:   Carlsbad Aquafarm