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Small but interesting museum and grounds

I visited the museum recently. It's located in an old schoolhouse a short distance from the main... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
roadtrip_ken_2017
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Oakland, California
Small but fantastic

This Museum and old school house is tiny but it's fantastic. It has some great local artifacts... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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129 Mattley Ave, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

I visited the museum recently. It's located in an old schoolhouse a short distance from the main street through Lee Vining. The grounds feature old farming and mining equipment, plus the "Upside Down House" that was built in the 1950s - it's meant to be...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This Museum and old school house is tiny but it's fantastic. It has some great local artifacts. Free of charge but there is a tiny little gift shop if you want to spend some money. If you're in the area, this little museum is a...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Nice to stroll through this park eating an Ice Cream from Mono Cone just across the road. The place is well cared for and some great examples of how work used to be done.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Went here and saw some vintage mining equipment and farming tools. What we really enjoyed though was the upside down house...literally a house built upside down...pretty cute and amazing. A fun stop.

1  Thank mrt1955
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The mono basin museum is housed in a small building but the more interesting artifacts are arranged in an open field adjacent to the building. These tell the story of some of the mining activities that led to the growth of the town. This is...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were greeted by docent Pam who gave us a short history of the Historical Society. One of the rooms had a marvelous collection of Indian artifacts with beautiful beaded bowls and paintings along with many other items made by the Paiute Indians.

Thank WalkerBasinMimi
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We visited the Mono Basin Historical Society Museum. There is the historic school house to see. There are also exhibits to see outside such as the Upside Down House mining equipment and more. It is adjacent to Hess Park.

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Reviewed 14 June 2015

While wandering around in Lee Vining looking for a place to eat , we stumbled upon this museum with the Upside Down House. We went inside the Old School House Museum and talked to the staff. They were very friendly and helpful! They gave us...More

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