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Baker Heritage Museum

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Address: 2480 Grove Street, Baker City, OR
Phone Number:
+1 541-523-9308
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

Housed in the former Natatorium, 33,000 sq ft of permanent and changing...

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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Love this great museum.

This place is fun and artifact full, a nice change from museums that think video replaces the real thing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This place is fun and artifact full, a nice change from museums that think video replaces the real thing.

Thank wendybentherdonethat
Pahrump, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Medal of Honor recipient John Noble Holcomb is remembered with a beautiful display. Do you need another reason?

Thank Robert C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Brilliant; We came to Baker City for the fall colours tour on the Sumpter Valley RR. We stayed at the Geiser Grande Hotel and after checkout we happed upon the Baker Heritage Museum. I'm so o glad we stopped. This display of history is a testament to the origins of Baker City and the pioneers of the late 19th Century... More 

Thank Rhonda W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

One of the best exhibits for a small town historical museum. They cover all walks of life and culture in the 1850's. This is a must see if you are a history buff. One of the best gem exhibits around.

Thank Jeffery H
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Worth a visit, lots of memorabilia from residents of Baker City that cover the area's industries and activities, the people who served in several wars, the people who made contributions to the city. Very knowledgeable staff and a fascinating glimpse at the history of the place.

Thank LCAS04
Corning, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

What a wonderful museum. There is something for everyone. Allow plenty of time, we only had an hour due to a reservation we had to keep in another town. We could have easily spent another hour or more. The fact that Baker City was given funds by Leo Adler to do so many things for their community, and they invested... More 

Thank Adrienne F
Portland, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Give it an hour. Learn about Baker City history. Find Elaine and ask her about the Rock Collection. It's pretty cool

Thank R0nnZ
Sherwood, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Worth your time visiting. While there make sore to get tickets to tour the Adler Home. You can easily spend an hour+ on the home tour and an hour or two in the museum.

Thank robinsdl
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is worth an hours visit. Good knowledgable staff, large museum in a small town with exhibits on rural life, guns, fossils, printing, vehicles. It would be a shame to miss this if you were in the area.

Thank check06
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Really a nice museum for a small town. You get a sense of what it was like "way back when." It's versatile, too. You learn about the geology of the area, the mining and cattle activities, including quite a few old machines used in agriculture. The exhibits themselves are well done. It was very worthwhile.

Thank Michael S

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