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“Disappointed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Maidu Interpretive Center Museum

Maidu Interpretive Center Museum
1970 Johnson Ranch Rd., Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 774-5934
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Roseville
Type: Museums
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San Diego, California
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Closed for Christmas season (when kids are out of school) is really dumb. No I cannot say mose as we did not even get in the door as it was locked and no one was there according to the sign posted out front.

Visited December 2012
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“Top notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is a gem - not to be missed. Both staff and volunteers are invested in making your visit the best learning experience it could be. There are trails where you can see petroglyphs. It is in the lovely Maidu Park which has a play area for the little ones.

Visited December 2012
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“Fantastic Exhibits and Interpretive Services”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

The Maidu Museum is located on a archaeological site of the home of the indigenous Maidu Indian culture. That culture flourished in what is now Roseville, CA for over 7,000 years. The Museum features exhibits of items found within the grounds, as well of other artifacts and hand-crafted items of other indigenous peoples and current Native American groups in California.

The Museum's interpretive showcases are thoughtfully displayed within a simulated Hogan (Maidu living space). They tell the story of ancient and historical Maidu culture as well as how the culture was disseminated by the influx of the California Gold Rush. There are cases and walls of hand-crafted baskets, tools and local paintings by historical and modern Native American artists. The changing traveling exhibits add a broad range of educational dimensions.

The Museum is open to the public with a small fee for personal enjoyment and some docent-led interpretive tours around the ancient Maidu village grounds. During the week free daily grade-school tours are offered in the Spring through the Fall.

As I live across the street from Maidu Regional Park that includes the Museum, I am frequently able to enjoy this fine educational attraction. With it's fine displays and interpretive offerings, It has truly helped me to better understand indigenous Native cultures. I count the MaiduMuseum as amongst the greatest in California and perhaps the Nation.

Visited March 2012
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