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The Kern Valley Museum

49 Big Blue Road, Kernville, CA 93238
+1 760-376-6683
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Flashback to Old Westerns!

This museum recently expanded and has several rooms filled with memorabilia from the wild west days... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Trish W
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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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A Small Community with a Large History

We had visited Kernville primarily because it was where my mother used to vacation with her family... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
bsimosd
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San Diego, California
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Revisit the Old West: Native American art, local brands, movies filmed in the Valley, art gallery, pioneer photos, mining equipment, mountain cabin, Graham Truck, stagecoach and lots more. Friendly docents will give you a guided tour and it's all free!
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  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“small town” (2 reviews)
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49 Big Blue Road, Kernville, CA 93238
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum recently expanded and has several rooms filled with memorabilia from the wild west days and especially the early days of western movies. Many old westerns were filmed in Old Kernville and they show movies and have popcorn on weekends in season. The tenders...More

Thank Trish W
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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! Please come back again!

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We had visited Kernville primarily because it was where my mother used to vacation with her family in the 1920's, from Los Angeles. Getting here was a very windy and slow drive, and it didn't seem to me there was much here, other than a...More

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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Thank you for such a nice review. We are very proud of our history. We're glad you have pleasant memories of the Valley and hope you come again!

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Our grandchildren (ages 6 - 16) especially loved this museum especially the hands on exhibits! It was a lovely outing for the entire family on a rainy day.

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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry about the late reply. Thank you so much for the great review! We are working towards having more interactive displays to engage our younger visitors.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Passionate and knowledgeable volunteers take you through all aspects of the areas history. Lots of interesting artifacts from the past 200+ years. Worth the visit

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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you for the great review! Come in to see us again!

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This place is definitely worth a stop for families! Our 8-year-old daughter loves this museum because of the hands-on approach. Lots of historical information about the area, including mining, utilities, dam, and an in-depth movie star insight to the region. Half of the museum is...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

It was after hours when we walked in but Eddie was warm and friendly and she even offered to take us on a tour which we gladly accepted. We learned a lot and really enjoyed it.

Thank Marianne S
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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We do is a gem! We hope you'll come back to see us again!

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

After browsing in many of the Kernville antique stores, someone recommended we visit the Kern Valley Museum...and am I happy we did! This volunteer run museum is truly a treasure and not to be missed when visiting Kernville. We spent a little over an hour...More

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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! Please come back and see us again! We're constantly getting new items for visitors to enjoy!

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

It's not a trip to Kernville, without visiting the museum. Not to large that'll take up your day, thoughninteresting enough to keep you involved. Staff is great, all volunteers and you can see the love they have for their valley..

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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the great review! We hope you'll return each time you're in Kernville!

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

A great little museum from awesome glowing rocks and gems to guns and old mining machinery and movie stars, art, and an old log cabin replica this little museum is awesome and its free. Open Thursday to Sunday 10a to 4p loved it.

Thank Brian M
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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you so much Brian! We're glad you enjoyed our museum. Come back and see us again!

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is a great little museum of local history. Its a great place to visit if you have any interest in the area and/or its history.

Thank jeff s
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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you! We hope you'll come and see us again!

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