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Lynden Pioneer Museum

217 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264
(360) 354-3675
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Lynden
Type: History Museums
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English first
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was my second trip to the Pioneer Museum. The collection and area are vast...much more than one would expect. There are several different areas from the beginnings of the the town/area, displays of pioneer homesteads, memorabilia from the World Wars, Korea and Vietnam, collection of wagons and carriages and a replica of the town. Yes, there there is not... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

this museum had it all.it is larger than you think you would need at least two to three hours to really enjoy it.it had little towns set up to show how for example the barber shop or pharmacy might have looked years ago,also they had peoples kitchens parlors and bedrooms on display.they had old cars wagons carts fire engines,you name... More

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Birch Bay, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We expected to learn about the history of Lynden, but it was a hodge podge museum about everything, but nothing in particular. There was so much stuff and it was not in any order that made sense. It was not cohessive.It was like an estate sale. It was dirty and there were dead flies in the window sills. The workers... More

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North Bend, Oregon
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35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

lots to see, and for visitors of a 'certain age', it brought back lots of memories of times gone by. the staff is quite knowledgeable as well and could answer questions. they also have quite a nice gift shop.

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Lynden, Wa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great gift shop with unique items. Lots of great displays of old cars, dairy and farm history, and information local to Washington. The old-time mainstreet and the miniature displays were great for the kids.

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Prescott, Arizona
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229 reviews 229 reviews
65 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A small store front - opens into a heck of a museum. A was totally surprised to find three floors of museum quality artifacts. On the first floor has a number of exhibits regarding the history of the Lynden area - including logging, military, some Dutch history in the area. Going to the basement a large amount of wagons -... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I was very surprised how big the museum is. I did not expect that. Very interesting and I really enjoyed the time there. Well worth to visit.

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Bellingham, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I have lived in Bellingham and driven past this location for that last seven years but never gone in. My mother was in town and wanted to see “the Dutch town.” I tried to dissuade her. Lynden is nice, but not a destination in and of itself. We go there for the Million Smiles playground and the fair... We walked... More

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Lynden, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is one of the best small town museums that we have been to. Inside you can stroll a simulation of the main street of town during the early 20th century. There are antique/classic cars, antique carriages, war memorabilia and much more. The building itself is somewhat historic with an old bank vault in the lobby.

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Los Angeles
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

When viewing the museum from the street, it didn't look like much. But my firends have been there before, there were so many things to see inside. Good documentation of the history of the area. Enjoyed the car collection downstairs. Also like seeing the miniature circus upstairs.

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