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Baker Heritage Museum

2480 Grove Street, Baker City, OR
541-523-9308
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Baker City
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Olympia, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Canby, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Rich History. Amazing! We love taking the kids and introducing them to the wonderfully interesting history Oregon has.

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Farmington Ut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was really a great museum if you want to see and learn of the history of the pioneers that traveled here. The museum was once a swimming pool, with a ball room at the top that was so interesting. It was beautiful. A great rock collection for those who like to rock hunt, and great displays for older folks... More

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chrisse10, Director at Baker Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and feedback! More

Salem, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love historic museums and this one is excellent. Well curated and worth the visit. The mineral exhibit is exceptional. Don't miss the black light room.

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Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We admit to being hooked on museums, and this one did not disappoint. There's lots to see, and we learned a great deal about the history of that area. The volunteer staff are terrific - so friendly, welcoming and informative. Don't pass this one up if you're in the area.

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Helena, MT
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416 reviews 416 reviews
124 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We were met at the front door by a docent and given a very personal and informative greeting. We were there in part because Baker City is the birthplace of Wally Byam who created Airstream trailers and we have a vintage trailer. There is a small but good exhibit about him in the museum. But there were lots of other... More

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chrisse10, Director at Baker Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting, and for taking the time to share your experience! More

Southern, Ontario
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The weather was not perfect so we decided on a visit to the Baker City Museum. The museum turned out to be a gem. You must sit down and watch the video on the life of Leo Adler. If you enjoy rock collections, you have come to the right place. We wished that we had more time to spend investigating... More

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Uden, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We had been to Baker City before and visited Oregon Interpretive center staying 2 nighs. That was a long time ago. We went to Baker City again on a roadtrip and stopped for coffee. We stumbled into this place to get some information about Oregon Trail and the very nice lady at the desk convinced us to visit the museum.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Attended the museum as part of an Eastern Oregon University geology class.It was a great museum with an enormous collection of rocks and gems galore. Great displays !

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seattle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Nothing to dislike ,very interesting,in there for three hours ,Don't miss this great Museum If you like American History this was one of the best to see and about the Oregon Trail

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