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Bowman Museum

246 N Main St, Prineville, OR 97754-1852
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Very Well Done

This museum is really great. It has doubled since we were last visiting. There is so much about... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Amity, Oregon
Time well spent

This museum is well worth your time to visit. We used to live in Prineville, so it was gratifying... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Beverly D
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246 N Main St, Prineville, OR 97754-1852
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This museum is really great. It has doubled since we were last visiting. There is so much about local history. There is a wonderful memorial to the Hot Shot Fire crew that was killed in the 1994 fire. Very poignant. Even little children would find...More

1  Thank Kathgip
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This museum is well worth your time to visit. We used to live in Prineville, so it was gratifying to return and visit this jewel in Crook County.

1  Thank Beverly D
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Museums, are sometimes nothing more than a small collection of memorabilia that someone put together, not Bowman Museum. We were presently surprised by the amount of history within this brick building. Prineville holds a tremendous amount of early pioneer history, being the oldest town east...More

1  Thank phoxtrot
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

What a great collection of items. Everything was load out in a logical manner. The grandkids even enjoyed being here! That's for being free! !

Thank Christi B
Reviewed 27 July 2016

First of all the price is right, the admission is free! And they have a lot of great exhibits this museum is in a old bank and you get to see the vault. They have a great little research library so if you have ancestors...More

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 20 July 2016

When you visit Pineville, Oregon, don't miss this pioneer museum housed in an historic bank. When else can you walk into a bank vault and also try your hand at a cross cut saw? This museum provides histories of ranching in Crook County Oregon, Oregon...More

Thank suzanne0109
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This was a great little stopover on a family road trip. First off, the museum is free with a donation box (show some appreciation!). The Muesum is set inside the old city bank, and checking out the vault & safety deposit boxes was cool. There...More

Thank Holli P
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Ok, this was one hidden gem! We passed it going through town and didn't think much of it. We stopped to arrange our bike tour and thought we would go check it out. It's free and beautifully done! Holy cow! Not anything what you would...More

Thank gjscollins
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Been going to Prineville and finally decided to checkout the museum. We were so impressed! Lots of interesting historical displays. Will definitely go back. Can't believe it is FREE! They also have a great selection of books for sale.

Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

When we moved to Prineville, I chose to methodically explore its offerings, and was incredibly impressed with this museum. Not only does it have an excellent collection of local history, it is also host to a fantastic membership breakfast, complete with entertainment, which is included...More

Thank Ruth K
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