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Maidu Interpretive Center Museum

Address: 1970 Johnson Ranch Rd., Roseville, CA 95661
Phone Number: (916) 774-5934
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Roseville
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Loomis, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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Palm Desert, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
25 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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 

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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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San Diego, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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122 reviews 122 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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