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Mariposa Museum and History Center

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Address: 5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
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Great trip back in time!

If you are in the Mariposa area, don't miss this gem of a museum. So many interesting, informative exhibits. So many artifacts. I was given a personal tour by a very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the Mariposa area, don't miss this gem of a museum. So many interesting, informative exhibits. So many artifacts. I was given a personal tour by a very knowledgeable docent, who guided me through the museum and gave me the inside scoop on everything. Outdoor and indoor exhibits. All very professional and thoroughly captivating. A fine place... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a donation of $5 you get to view a lot of history about how things were for Indians and local culture. Lots of great exhibits. Plan to spend some time looking.

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Hayward, California, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted by a very friendly and knowledgeable docent. The display are very informative, clean and arranged in great historical order. It was rainy so we didn't check out of the outside displays. Well worth the $5.00 suggested donation.

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Ripon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the museum it has a lot of cool mining artifacts. It is worth going to even if not open. Lots of cool stuff to see out front without going in the museum.

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Madera, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The museum is full of things to read and old history about the miners and settlers who came to this area. It have both outside and inside displays. We will go back anfd spend more time here.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you are in the area, be sure to stop here. Fantastic museum, crammed with history; lovely buildings and machinery outside too

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Graeagle, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The people that volunteer at the Museum/History Center and the County Offices personnel are very very helpful.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I stopped in hoping to see some history about the gold rush, but got more than I was hoping for. There was so much history in this little museum. Admission was $5.00 and the little lady that was working (really wish I could remember her name) was great. She was very helpful and eager to share information. I wish I... More 

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Union, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Had a very rainy day in Mariposa so we thought it would be good to do something indoors. The Museum was recommended to us and we spent over an hour just reading and learning about a little town we had no idea about.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very informative and nicely assembled displays with good guide around the centre. Makes you feel the history of the area in the 'gold rush'. Then went to visit Hornitos the ghost town nearby.

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