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Bigfoot Discovery Museum

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Address: 5497 Hwy. 9, Felton, CA 95018
Phone Number: 831-335-4478
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Big-Hearted Bigfoot Expert

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mike, one of the experts on site at the Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Felton, CA. A chatty and knowledgable Santa Claus look-alike with an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mike, one of the experts on site at the Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Felton, CA. A chatty and knowledgable Santa Claus look-alike with an even disposition and a passion for all things Sasquatch, Mike is entertaining as all get out. The small cabin, located on Highway 9 near the entrance to Henry Cowell... More 

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Stow, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Some people gave this a 5, some gave it a 1. One person in our group asked if he could vote minus 5. (We told him "No" so he was a 1). Pros: The owner is a true believer who says he has seen Bigfoot twice with his own eyes and is very willing to talk about the "evidence" for... More 

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los angeles, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My 10-year old son is a huge Bigfoot fan, so this place was a fun place to stop and take pictures and buy him a souvenir (a Bigfoot Action Figure!) The man behind the counter appears to be a True Believer in Bigfoot, so it was entertaining to hear his stories.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Cool tiny little museum, the guys that run it are very informative and love discussion about Bigfoot, sharing their own experiences and research. They also have some very cool footprint castings, a fiji mermaid, and some life-size Bigfoot mannequins that are freaking awesome!!! If you are sensitive to smells or smoke, just be advised that there was some pretty strong... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place is pretty cool if your into bigfoot. The museum is real small. The guy behind the counter is real knowledgeable and doesn't mind sharing his experiences. Short drive from Santa Cruz well worth the drive.

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Salinas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a small compact museum with tons of Big Foot information. Free with a dontaion box. The guy behind the counter is totally into Big Foot and knows everything about the creature. He has screams of big foot on audio tape. Local sightings in the area. A fun place to stop.

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The museum is well worth a visit and is free, with donations accepted. It is small and takes about an hour to go through. Make sure you see the diorama in back, the photos and foot print castings. The owner was very interesting to talk with and siteings have been noted locally.

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waterford,mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I wouldn't come all the way out to California just to see this, but if your near Felton, it's pretty cool. People are very friendly. Lots of things to look at inside, and the stories are better.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Free entrance and while very small it is packed. Books, articles, video galore but the host is the most entertaining in the place.

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Northern California
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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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