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Address: 2480 Grove Street, Baker City, OR
Phone Number: 541-523-9308
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Housed in the former Natatorium, 33,000 sq ft of permanent and changing...

Housed in the former Natatorium, 33,000 sq ft of permanent and changing exhibits tell the stories of the real people and businesses that developed the region following the discovery of gold in the mountains nearby the Oregon Trail. Home to the world renowned Cavin Warfel Rock Collection, one of the largest in the western US.

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Nice Museum

Passing through Baker City we decided to stop at the museum. Good exhibits and interesting history of the town. Definitely worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Union, Oregon
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Union, Oregon
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305 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Passing through Baker City we decided to stop at the museum. Good exhibits and interesting history of the town. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank DaBride
Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This museum is great! So much history about the area. Very clean. Good variety of exhibits. Friendly knowledgable staff. We must return as there was more information than our poor brains could capture. I highly recommend a visit if you're anywhere near the area.

Thank rayleen t
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Excellent exhibitions/museum. Very informative with very good exhibits covering the history of the town. Particularly interesting were the court records for the 1800's, they were a drunken lot! The exhibits gave a very good impression of how hard life was at the time. Very authentic.

Thank A_and_T_from_London
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

On a recent visit to Baker City Oregon , we happened upon the Baker Heritage Museum. If your into museums this one is worth your time. There is a stunning mineral collection in the converted natatorium as well a very tasteful collection of restored artifacts from Baker Cities past. The collections are well kept and displayed both in the open... More 

1 Thank Tom B
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This museum provides an intererestig but fairly boilerplate collection of equipment, pictures etc. of the old West. These are well displayed and explained. It has special section on newspaper/magazine magnate Leo Adler, born in Baker City. Our main attraction was the rock collection. This very large collection of gemstones, crystals and rocks was largely collected by two local ladies. It... More 

1 Thank TJ V
Winnemucca, Nevada
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This large building has a wide variety of exhibits - all of which are very well displayed. The items are informative and include information which makes the visitor appreciate the history of the area. We spent over 3 hours there! Wonderful!!

1 Thank Joyce L
Fremont, CA
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Baker Museum shows many items which picture life in the life of a city that was once one of the major cities west of the Mississippi. Well worth the visit.

Thank AlfredFremont_CA
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470 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Take a moment to watch the film on Leo who still gives a million plus every year in scholarships to local kids. You can spend a few hours learning about the areas past. We found it to be laid out very well and I really liked the veteran displays.

Thank Chiefly1
Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

interesting, about the life of times in Baker City, Oregon. A replica of Paint your Wagon is in the Basement. It is a replica of the Actual motion picture show.

1 Thank Elzena G
Boise, Idaho
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great place, don't let the size fool you. Hubby and I spent about 2 hours there and it was great! Real slice of history...

Thank nancypo0

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