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Pretty cool place to see!

We were on a road trip from Southern AZ to Yosemite, and with our plans we wanted to see something... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Green Valley, Arizona
Not for everyone

Randsburg is a strange little place. Some will think it's cute I guess but it kind of looks like a... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2015
Newhall, California
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Run by the town historian, this museum explores the town's history.
Randsburg, CA
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Here's some hard to find information: Open weekends only (plus major holiday Mondays) 10AM-4PM. Location: 161 Butte Ave. Info from the Kern County 2013-2014 Official visitors guide, page 28.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I was photographing the "main" street. So, I stopped in for a look. The place goes over the history of the little town which has 43 residents. It is free but they ask for a donation.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

When we stepped into this little museum, we were transported back in time of the gold rush. Start your visit of Randsburg by going there.

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We thought we'd call in here on Sunday en-route from Ridgecrest to Glendale & after checking the museums website assumed it would be open but on arrival at about mid-day found it shut with a 'Museum closed' sign on the door so rather disappointed. We...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Museum is only open on weekends and major holidays and opens at 10:00 am. You can see some interesting mining stuff including a small steam engine in the back yard by looking over the fence in the public area in town with a 5...More

Thank 707clayg
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were on a road trip from Southern AZ to Yosemite, and with our plans we wanted to see something cool between Needles, CA and Bakersfield, CA. Did some googling, and found that if we took a detour on Rte. 395 we could see a...More

Thank CCMH
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stopped here on 09/15 to check out the Rand Desert Museum. It was closed. I should have done a little research before stopping. It is open on Saturday/Sunday and major holiday Mondays. It is located on Butte road downtown Randsburg. From what I was...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Randsburg is a strange little place. Some will think it's cute I guess but it kind of looks like a forgotten town. There are a lot of old buildings and a western type main strip. Nothing was really open.

Thank Darkdivine
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We like ghost towns so we were looking for some to visit on our trip to Ridgecrest and Sequoia. Randsburg was on our way so we decided to check it out on the way home. I wouldn't really call it a ghost town since it...More

Thank ToddHata
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Its not a ghost town at all. Does not look appealing to get out and look arround. Just tourist trap.

Thank Simon V
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Been wanting to visit for a long time and were glad we did! The museum is small and quaint but full of information. They have an awesome mineral collection with fossils and gems, also Native American artifacts from the area. Needless to say the also...More

Thank Doozer2015
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Response from 707clayg | Reviewed this property |
Old West Day is on Sept. 17 this year and starts at 8:00AM with a pancake breakfast. It is listed as a one day event. I have not attended an event there so I do not know how crowded it is but the street is paved.