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“Fabulous museum! Excellent descriptions, displays”

Siskiyou County Museum
Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Yreka
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Terrific displays and had really wonderful descriptions for items, wide variety of native art & craft, local Chinese artifacts, and interesting settler & miner gear displays in charming historic house. Archeologist husband was even impressed with projectile points (arrowheads) and geologic items and documentation. Conference room was decked out like an old time saloon, made me wish I had a meeting to hold there! Outside has even more, with historically accurate log cabins, church and wonderful machinery displays and plentiful benches. Even cynical son was enchanted by motors . This was a high point of our travels to Cali from Oregon. We will return on another trip! Support this treasure of a museum!

5  Thank wiggy
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

My family decided to stop in Yreka instead of taking the long trip to Redding, CA . We stayed at the Baymont Inn and Suites Yreka148 Moonlit Oaks Ave, I-5 at Fort Jones Exit, Yreka, CA, US, 96097 (highly recommend this hotel great for families (530) 841-1300). During breakfast the lady at the front desk recommended we got o the Historical Museum. It was so charming my sons really enjoyed themselves. I m glad she suggested it. It is perfect stopping point for families, my boys enjoyed the indoor pool at Baymont Inn and Suites Yreka

6  Thank salesmanteca
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Anything to do with the history is interesting to me. Old building, objects, pictures and stories. Displays are done well. Information on Siskiyou county goes well beyond what the Museum has to offer. Old building and stories are all around this area.

3  Thank seas2sea
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Small and limited hours, but everything is well displayed. Sections on native Americans from the area, logging, mining and displays of "the good old days". Liked the baskets the best. Who knew they figured out how to make a cap with a bill.

Access to the 2nd floor is steps or a lift (no elevator).

Admission is only a few dollars - and well worth it.

2  Thank Cindy S
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

This is a venerable local institution that amasses, teaches, and displays the historical milieu in which this area and greater region have lived, developed, and continue to thrive.

1  Thank JHarold
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