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Campo Alaska Museum

La Rumorosa

Campo Alaska has existed since 1917, when General Esteban Cantú built the National Highway that connected the city of Mexicali with the rest of the then Northern District, as it was called, today's the state of Baja California.

When the road was completed, where people and merchandise coming from the south of Mexico were required to reach the northern border, the then governor Aberlardo L. Rodriguez ordered to build Campo Alaska with the purpose of moving every year the government offices from Mexicali to La Rumorosa, to avoid the extreme temperatures that covered from June to October.

Subsequently, the place was used as a military barracks, asylum and hospital to isolate the sick from tuberculosis. Today, it is a site museum that preserves photographs of the construction of La Rumorosa and the historical heritage of the surrounding towns.

Campo Alaska is also recognized by el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (the National Institute of Anthropology and History) as an important site for the discovery of cave paintings, and so far, the vestiges are related to the archaeological site of El Vallecito.

The site has an extension of 11 hectares (27 acres), so we suggest you go well prepared for a long walk under the sun, with water to hydrate and sunscreen. Since the soil is mainly composed of rocks, it is best to wear thick-soled, non-slip footwear.

Campo Alaska is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 8:00 to 17:00.

Campo Alaska has existed since 1917, when General Esteban Cantú built the National Highway that connected the city of Mexicali with the rest of the then Northern District, as it was called, today's the state of Baja California.

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When the road was completed, where people and merchandise coming from the south of Mexico were required to reach the northern border, the then governor Aberlardo L. Rodriguez ordered to build Campo Alaska with the purpose of moving every year the government offices from Mexicali to La Rumorosa, to avoid the extreme temperatures that covered from June to October.

Subsequently, the place was used as a military barracks, asylum and hospital to isolate the sick from tuberculosis. Today, it is a site museum that preserves photographs of the construction of La Rumorosa and the historical heritage of the surrounding towns.

Campo Alaska is also recognized by el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (the National Institute of Anthropology and History) as an important site for the discovery of cave paintings, and so far, the vestiges are related to the archaeological site of El Vallecito.

The site has an extension of 11 hectares (27 acres), so we suggest you go well prepared for a long walk under the sun, with water to hydrate and sunscreen. Since the soil is mainly composed of rocks, it is best to wear thick-soled, non-slip footwear.

Campo Alaska is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 8:00 to 17:00.

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