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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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Amazing gemstone collection

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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English first
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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 

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Winnemucca, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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!!

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Fremont, CA
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

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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.

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Boise, Idaho
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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.

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Boise, Idaho
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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...

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was a small museum which had a lot of local history and artifacts. A couple at our motel told us about it at breakfast so we had an hour or so to wander through it before we started our day drive. It was inexpensive and fun.

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Twin Falls, Id
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a must see if your in Baker City. Very unpretentious but loaded with local history but my wife and I loved the huge rock and gem display. A volunteer guide will help you and explain it all. Don't miss the Blacklite room.!!!!

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South Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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