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Maidu Interpretive Center Museum

1970 Johnson Ranch Rd., Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 774-5934
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Roseville
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Dec 26, 2013
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Roseville, California
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8 reviews 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!

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

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.

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Roseville, California
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32 reviews 32 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

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Northern California, today
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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

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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

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San Diego, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Closed for Christmas season (when kids are out of school) is really dumb. No I cannot say mose as we did not even get in the door as it was locked and no one was there according to the sign posted out front.

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No. California
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is a gem - not to be missed. Both staff and volunteers are invested in making your visit the best learning experience it could be. There are trails where you can see petroglyphs. It is in the lovely Maidu Park which has a play area for the little ones.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

The Maidu Museum is located on a archaeological site of the home of the indigenous Maidu Indian culture. That culture flourished in what is now Roseville, CA for over 7,000 years. The Museum features exhibits of items found within the grounds, as well of other artifacts and hand-crafted items of other indigenous peoples and current Native American groups in California.... More

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