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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
Traveler Description: If you are going to Santa Cruz, Ca., take a side trip to Felton, and visit the Bigfoot Discovery Museum. You will find it very interesting listening... more »
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Felton, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Very close to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and worth a trip to explore and hear the history behind bigfoot

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Woodland, California
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23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Visited the Bigfoot Museum in Felton, Ca. Run by an avid Bigfoot researcher whose passion and belief in this creature is evident throughout this small, but interesting collection of artifacts, reports of sitings in the area and literature about the Bigfoot. He was interesting, friendly and was clearly enthusiastic when telling story of his personal experience as a child seeing... More

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Felton, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Unless you're a true believer, I wouldn't recommend coming too far out of your way to see this funky little museum, but, if you are in the Felton area, it's definitely worth a visit. The curator himself is definitely a true believer and he has photos, videos and stories that just might convince you that Bigfoot is alive and well... More

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san francisco
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We made a stop here on our road trip to San Diego. It was worth it. It is a labor of love for the owner. It's small, and fun to look around. If you look in the dark windows next to the museum you might see bigfoot. If you happen to be in the area, be sure to stop.

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6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

took a tour of the museum, the exhibit is small but we had a very nice chat with one of the owners. he really does believe in bigfoot and told us some excellent and somewhat shaggy stories. the place is obviously a labor of love or obsession and i respected the owners for that. it's worth taking the time out... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is a nice little roadside attraction. The owners are fully invested in Bigfoot, so don't go there thinking it is all "camp." It is worthwhile to stop in a spend a few minutes, especially if you are traveling with kids. But I don't know if I would make special trip of more than an hour. Also, about a mile... More

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Felton. CA
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

the owner truly believes in Big foot so don't go in there thinking it is a hoax. He is very interesting and there is lots of memorabilia. I purchased a Big Foot casting to share with my students and they were mesmerized. Definitely go here if you are in the are to see henry Cowell Redwoods (just down Hwy 9)... More

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Quartz Hill, California, United States
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We were looking to kill some time, so decided to venture into the Bigfoot Museum. There were pictures, footprint castings, newspaper articles, a video, etc., all relating to Big Foot. However, there were also other things on display that didn't make sense as to why we were there. The owner was there, talking to someone when we arrived -- I... More

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