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Lynden Pioneer Museum

Address: 217 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264
Phone Number: (360) 354-3675
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Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Lynden
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Kirkland, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Lynden Pioneer Museum is a real hidden gem. It has a great display of life-size rural house, complete with interiors, and life size 'Lynden Main street' with various businesses, all of the latter stocked with their tools of trade. It looks like a town under a roof. Lower floor houses a collection of horse-drawn carriages. For those not very familiar... More 

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Lynden, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Spend a few hours at this museum and you will be treated to an interesting and informative history of Lynden and the surrounding area. Many of the exhibits are replicas of historical shops and businesses. Also an interesting collection of horse drawn buggys and carriages.

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Seattle, Washington
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146 reviews 146 reviews
71 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This museum contains a wide range of items collected by people in the area. Many items are from the first settlers of the area and include farming, logging, and old merchandise. The museum is a bit of a hodgepodge, but there are many unique items. The upper floor has a farming and logging section and a small "town" with antique... More 

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56 reviews 56 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
66 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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8 reviews 8 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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