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Address: 2480 Grove Street, Baker City, OR
Phone Number: 541-523-9308
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Description: 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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Need to learn about Baker City?

You must visit the museum to learn about the town. How it developed and grew and some of the people who lived there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

You must visit the museum to learn about the town. How it developed and grew and some of the people who lived there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice museum with lots of local history. The rock collection was cool if that's the type of thing you're into. The history of the building was an added bonus we weren't expecting.

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The town of Baker City has only about 10,000 year round residents yet the Baker Heritage Museum is one of the most extensive local museums I have ever visited. Housed in the 1920 Natatorium, it has comprehensive displays covering two full floors of the large building. The museum has one of the most extensive rock, fossil and mineral collections in... More 

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Waldport, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Tons of local history and our guide, Jean, was a virtual cornucopia of information and history. The building alone is historic. Go and spend some time there.

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chrisse10, Friends of Museum President at Baker Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and review. We love sharing the great story of our town's early development. More 

Overgaard, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

An interesting museum in a small town. Lots of stuff on the Oregon trail, and the early logging industry in Oregon. My wife and I spent a couple hours wondering around the Museum, which we love to do in all the small towns we visit, and we thought this one was very well done and worth a few hours of... More 

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Baker City, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Surprisingly well displayed collections, uniquely local and quirky enough to be fun.. The Cavin-Warfel rock collection with it's black-light display is a kid favorite, and the mining exhibits bring history to life. The new Airstream/Wally Byam exhibit is fascinating. The building itself is a reclaimed natatorium, with the upstairs ballroom providing beautiful staging for movable exhibits of the rooms in... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The display of things and stories from this area make it interesting. Wally Bynum who invented Airstream trailers was born here and Leo Adler made huge contributions to this locale. The display of rocks is outstanding. How many kinds of barbed wire fencing have you seen? Maybe 50 or more shown here.

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We can here after the Trail, this has so many items, we couldnt keep track of everything but you need to look at this museum, especially if you have ever lived in Baker City.

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Camp Verde, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Interesting local history. People were very friendly and informative. Lots to see for a small attraction in a small community.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The story of just the building will amaze you at the start, and it continues through out all of the displays. The locals did it all and in a great way putting it all together. You'll even see the 'set model' for 'Paint Your Wagon' movie filmed locally as well as a giant rock/stone collection. Allow yourself at least 2... More 

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Additional Information about Baker Heritage Museum

Address: Address: 2480 Grove Street, Baker City, OR
Phone Number: 541-523-9308
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Baker City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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