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Big Bear Historical Museum

630 Bartlett Road, CA
+1 909-585-8100
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Affordable family fun

We spent a couple hours at the museum on a Saturday afternoon. My son initially complained about... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
San Diego, California
Weekend trip

Went on a weekend. Enjoyed looking at all the historical artifacts and learning a little about the... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
San Diego, California
via mobile
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630 Bartlett Road, CA
+1 909-585-8100
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

We spent a couple hours at the museum on a Saturday afternoon. My son initially complained about seeing a museum before we got there, but when we left, he said, "OK, mom, that was actually pretty cool." So it is kid-approved. We enjoyed touring the...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Went on a weekend. Enjoyed looking at all the historical artifacts and learning a little about the history of Big Bear. They had a blacksmith shop and place to pan for gold. Also had old cabins with relics in them to give an idea of...More

1  Thank blueeyedgirl2
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Learn about the history of Big Bear while viewing artifacts from a by-gone era. Lot's to see here, old buildings, antiques, gold mining equipment, blacksmith. Volunteers are friendly and very informative. The kids will have a blast! Please donate what you can to help them...More

Thank SouthernCalMan
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Love this place... They have a gold mining experience for you to enjoy, you get to watch horseshoes being shaped and are given one, learn much about the history of Big Bear, which is fascinating. Many little houses that existed way back when with docents...More

Thank Siameseldy
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Went there last fall for the first time. Entrance fee nominal. The group that supports this Historical Museum have done an excellent job over the years with their collection of items and displays. They have full on buildings that they have restored and displays inside...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Review life in the Big Bear Valley region with examples and samples of what life was like in the early years in Big Bear.

1  Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This was quite a surprise, we were expecting something really small, but it wasn't, a few buildings and lots of history. Most items have been donated. We thoroughly enjoyed this, even a working blacksmith. Price is only $5.00 and children are free. The docents are...More

2  Thank loalynne
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My kids loved this place. There was a free gold panning area where the kids got to pan for gold. We purchased little glass bottles in the gift shop to put the gold in. They were $.50 each (recommend buying one per person, otherwise you...More

3  Thank jenniferh1229
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by our visit to the Big Bear Historical Museum. It's far more extensive than we had thought, with almost a dozen historical buildings/structures to wander through. The parking was free, and the entry fee was only $5--well worth such a modest...More

Thank Evan B
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Everyone should go and visit this place. I WISH they had more but they are trying and I think Volunteers mostly run the place. I wish I had time to help. They even sell sarsaparilla drinks there! We bought two to share and taste! It...More

Thank IShareCuzICare
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