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Mariposa Museum and History Center

12th, Jessie, Mariposa, CA
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Mariposa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

There was so much to take in we had to return for a second visit. The local history is displayed to well. Kudos to the historians that put it all together.

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Ingleside, Illinois
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126 reviews 126 reviews
36 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We spent 2+ hours visiting the museum and enjoyed every minute. It is extremely well organized and had great exhibits. The volunteers were very helpful .

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My boyfriend and I happened to spend the night in Mariposa on our way to the airport from Yosemite, and stumbled upon this gem. The fee is a measly $4. We are not necessarily the biggest history nerds, but this place was so accessible, engaging, and diverse in it's content. I never expected a small town museum to have access... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A small but very informative museum introducing the history if the town packed full of exhibits and information panels. Very helpful staff who clearly are proud of their town.

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Taft
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had time to kill so we stopped in. It ws interesting to me (adult) as well as my 13 year old daughter.

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Cabool, Missouri
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70 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We spent a couple of hours, walking among the buildings, and learning about Yosemite's History, especially loved the covered Bridge.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband and I were looking for something to do before heading out of town, as we had quite a bit of time to kill. We decided on this lttle gem, and were really happy we did. We intended to have a quick look around, take in a few exhibits, and head back to Fresno. Instead, we ended up engrossed... More

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Mariposa, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This small museum is jam packed with relics of the gold rush era - both to see and read about. For antique machinery buffs the outdoor exhibits are great - including an operable stamp mill that can be run upon prior arrangements. It is well worth your time while you're in the area!

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RIVERSIDE, CAL., United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Actually there are two museums in Mariposa. One on the Yosemite end of town and the Cal. State mineral museum on the Merced end of town. Our recommendation is to visit both as they are full of information and interesting things to see. On the way to Mariposa from Merced, you find an interesting wine tasting room on the left... More

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oshawa, ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A great compact introduction to the California Gold Rush and Mariposa! The exhibits are well presented and visually attractive. The excerpts from letters throughout capture the flavour of the gold rush and the circumstances the miners' faced. Of special interest is the re-created Store which has a great variety of original items displayed well. The museum staff were extremely helpful... More

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