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Maidu Interpretive Center Museum

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Address: 1970 Johnson Ranch Rd., Roseville, CA 95661
Phone Number: (916) 774-5934
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Diversity Event

We set up a great diversity Event at the museum. Tour was educational and the staff kept us engaged. Provides a great perspective of what Roseville used to be like. Very well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Rex and Shannon W
Roseville, California
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Roseville, California
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We set up a great diversity Event at the museum. Tour was educational and the staff kept us engaged. Provides a great perspective of what Roseville used to be like. Very well kept museum and grounds. I really respect those that volunteer their time to keep the museum going. I recommend stopping in and taking a peek.

Thank Rex and Shannon W
Rocklin, California
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I took my fourth grade students to the Maidu Center for a consecutive 13 year run before I retired in June of 2014. Imagine being able to take your students on a nature hike where they actually feel like native Californians. The art docents are highly trained to make this half day experience a profound learning experience. The children walk... More 

Thank JuFrida
Citrus Heights, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This Museum is excellent and the only one in the area for the Maidu People who lived in the Roseville. foothills area. There are trail and Museum tours, some free days to the public. Gift shop and dedicated staff and docents who are true to the history of the local Maiduans. There is a gift shop. Campfire evenings for story... More 

2 Thank Connie H
Loomis, California
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a quality museum, with really excellent displays, wonderful art. The staff and volunteers are fabulous! Nice walk on the trail to see petroglyphs. Excellent stories around the fire on camp fire nights.

1 Thank Fathorsemama
Palm Desert, California
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164 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We came mainly for the outdoor nature loop which we walked twice. The landscape is very dry due to the drought. Birds, hares and lizards. Lots to read in the interpretive center. The story of the forced "Trail of tears" March should be taught to all Californians. We nearly destroyed these native peoples, but they have survived and deserve the... More 

2 Thank Susan R
Roseville, California
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If you haven't been to this museum, nature center, indian historical location, YOU HAVE GOT TO GET YOUR FAMILY OUT THERE! I was amazed at the cool history we have right here in Roseville. Very Very cool!

Thank Emily J
Carson City, Nevada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

We were in Roseville with a few hours to kill before a wedding. We stumbled across this while driving around. Excellent exhibits and very well curated. Walking path was very engaging. If you go, there is no parking lot, so you need to park below the sports fields or across the street.

Thank D D
Roseville, California
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This museum and site shows the life of the Miwok and their culture dating back to the Stone Age. There is both an indoor and outdoor component of your visit. The indoor is a typical museum with information and artifacts. The outdoor part of this site is the petroglyphs and grinding rocks, with a reconstructed hut (not sure if that... More 

Thank Redwood26
Northern California, today
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This Nisenan Maidu site was protected by being part of a family landholding, and it was transferred to City of Roseville ownership. The City has included the spot as part of a regional park with senior center, etc. nearby, and has built a new museum and culture center on the site Nisenan Maidu people lived their everyday lives - a... More 

3 Thank jose.k
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

If you need a break between the Bay Area and Tahoe, The Maidu Museum is only minutes off the I-80 freeway. The thirty acres site has an one mile loop which will surely get the kinks out of your legs. The walk provides bedrock mortars,petroglyphs, towering oaks and a running stream (and lots more!). If possible, take the guided docent... More 

3 Thank Michael S

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