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It was incredibly windy the morning we stopped into the museum. There were a lot of things to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris K
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Bavington, Pennsylvania, United States
Interesting and Free

The Shoshone Museum is a tiny place packed with information from mastodon bones to a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Caroline S
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Erie, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was incredibly windy the morning we stopped into the museum. There were a lot of things to see outside but we were being pelted with desert aggregate so inside we went. Admission is free but they deserve a donation or purchase, Neat artifacts from...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The Shoshone Museum is a tiny place packed with information from mastodon bones to a wonderful silver teapot. It doesn't take much time to go through, the information about Shoshone is fascinating and the curator can tell you everything about the area and how to...More

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 16 June 2018

We came to the Shoshone Museum because The Old Lady insisted on seeing the mammoth bones inside. The museum was such a nice surprise. It has much more than we expected. It was a fascinating little stop along our route to Death Valley. The museum...More

Thank GrumpyandtheOldLady
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

I love this little treasure, from the outdoor geology “trail” of 100 pound rock samples to the mammoth bones and the great Death Valley history books for sale. Did I mention the lady working the day we visited? I could have chatted with her forever!...More

Thank HoosierFoodLover
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Its small but its packed with a lot of information. A little bit of this and that, plus fossils. When you are in Shoshone everything is a few steps away so take the steps to visit. And oh make you look at all the "artifacts"...More

Thank Margo I
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We stopped in here quite by accident after breakfast (also serendipitous) at the Crowbar next door. What a treasure trove of local information! The outdoor display of artefacts is riveting. Best of all is John, the curator (?). He took the time to mark up...More

Thank Travelady63
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The museum is super cute, but the real value is the person inside , they provide a full guide of Death Valley Park and after two day spent inside the park I can say T H A N K S

Thank fabioborsoi
Reviewed 24 March 2018

The staff of this tiny museum is so helpful and friendly. The displays informative and the gift shop is great. Definitely worth stopping in for hints on places to go in the area other than the obvious - Death Valley.

1  Thank Ziegl2018
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Great place for getting ideas for sites to see and get travel souvenirs. Picked up book on embroidering desert flowers.

1  Thank wintercraft215
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

You don’t need to put aside too much time, and it’s free (donations welcome), but it’s worth the visit. Some interesting displays of local history including on prohibition, mining and Native American lives.

1  Thank JulieLee75
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