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Baker Heritage Museum

2480 Grove St, Baker City, OR 97814-2719
+1 541-523-9308
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Plan to spend a few hours here!

We could have spent all day here! So many wonderful exhibits and things to see. Everyone at the... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
lizlsw79
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Boise, Idaho
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Wonderful exhibits

I may be a little prejudiced as I volunteer there. I think it is an excellent place to spend a... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
lmrobbins
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Baker City, Oregon
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Housed in the former Natatorium, 33,000 sq ft of permanent and changing exhibits tell the stories of the real people and businesses that developed the region following the discovery of gold in the mountains nearby the Oregon Trail. Home to the world renowned Cavin Warfel Rock Collection, one of the largest in the western US.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (11 reviews)
“oregon trail” (12 reviews)
“early days” (5 reviews)
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2480 Grove St, Baker City, OR 97814-2719
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"great displays"
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"mineral collection"
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"large collection"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"few hours"
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"paint your wagon"
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We could have spent all day here! So many wonderful exhibits and things to see. Everyone at the museum was nice and so enthusiastic to show us around and answer questions about the historical facts and features in this old building that once housed the...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I may be a little prejudiced as I volunteer there. I think it is an excellent place to spend a couple of hours. The huge building is full of exhibits from Baker County. This spring we will be having a Paint your Wagon exhibit to...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a great couple of hours wandering around this great museum. The displays were well designed, informative and really well maintained. The highlight was the rock and fossil rooms. 2 ladies started their collection while in their 30's and were still actively collecting in their...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We started our journey through Eastern Oregon at this museum. It gave us just the right orientation to understand the gradual development of the territory and the state. The displays on the multi-generational ranching families were so inspiring! And what in interesting building!: "The Nat"...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Spent hours in the museum, learned so much about the people of this historic town. The two sister's rock collection that was donated back to the museum, after refusing to sell the collection to National Geographic. Sisters, Beth & Mamie didn't want the collection split...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The Baker Heritage Museum is superb. The quality of this very large museum was completely unexpected. It was delightful! It is in a huge, historic, 2-story building (the Old Nat[atorium]), and is filled with excellent displays. We were impressed with the thoroughness of the subject...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

There is a tremendous amount of history at this museum. Displays cover the gold rush, ranching, natural history including an outstanding mineral collection, etc. Fortunately they have benches placed in strategic areas for when one tires of standing. I recommend visiting more than once since...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Went to this one instead of the interpretive center north of town. Great exhibits and lots of them. Personnel were very informative. Don't miss this one

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Don't miss the gems and minerals room. Right across the street from the city park. Easy walk to restaurants and stores.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

A great stop with tons of local history. Get the scavenger hunt papers at the entrance for even more fun.

Thank Karin S
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