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Bigfoot Discovery Museum

5497 Hwy. 9, Felton, CA 95018
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Felton
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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English first
Northern California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Mike Rugg is such a cool cat. Knowledgeable and fun to talk to, his museum is always on the brink of bankruptcy. A donation always helps... speaking with him is worth whatever you can give, trust me. Support this local business, he has a lot of amazing stuff there PLUS local research. He's smart as a whip and an amazing... More 

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's just a stone's throw away from the redwoods of Henry Cowell and Big Basin State Park and definitely worth 20 minutes or more of your time. Listening to the stories and sightings by those behind the counter is what makes this place shine, not to mention the amazing cadre of 70's Bigfoot memorabilia.

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Clearwater, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
51 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This humble "museum" was truly a highlight of my trip to California considering that I'm very interested in the mystery of Bigfoot. I first discovered this place from watching an episode of 'Finding Bigfoot' on Animal Planet (spoiler alert: they don't find Bigfoot!). Anyway, I already knew that we were planning a trip to San Francisco and Monterey and so... More 

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Death Valley Junction, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stopped at this after a trip to Henry Cowells state park, it's about 1 minute down the road. It's very small but crammed full of Bigfoot research which is very interesting to read and see if you approach it with an open mind. The owner was very friendly and very interesting to talk to with lots of different stories,... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

What's not to like here? Admission is free although they take donations. i listened to a tape of a possible bigfoot howling in the woods of Lompico. To me it sounded like a drunk person howling, but who am i to say?

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East Liverpool, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

we stopped here after big red wood park, it was a small place but it it stuffed with all kinds ofbig foot related material, casts, maps, hair, books toys, anything you could want to see. the owner was there and we talked for a while, and this is his life and passion, i respect that in anyone!! plus it's free... More 

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Snyder, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

we love exploring & this was a find! my hubs & son visited with the curator forever, talking about topics that broadened the mind! this was fun, interesting, & if you're headed close, a must stop for adventurers! the owner works next door & his pearls of wisdom to me, " I don't keep up with my actual time building... More 

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San Ramon, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have been by this place to many times to count over the years and finally stopped to take a look. Lot's of interesting items, speculation, etc. Worth a look just for the fun of it, and you might learn a thing or two.

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Felton, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Well worth stopping at if you are in the area. Curator Rugg is a true believer. He has some great stories. There is some great stuff in the gift shop.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

While I'm an avid Bigfoot fan, I am easily turned off by those who exploit it, this is NOT the case. Mike's Bigfoot Discovery Museum is GREAT! It looks at Bigfoot from all sorts of angles. Serious reports to National Enquirer stories. Mike is a very interesting, energetic curator who has tons of Bigfoot factoids. I visited it when I... More 

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