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Review of Baker Heritage Museum

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
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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.
Nampa, Idaho
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“awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

make sure you visit this museum it had numerous items from people and events from the early days of baker city's existence, was worth the time to look around, and make sure that you look at the rock rooms

Visited September 2012
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Baker City, Oregon
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“Wonderful museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

I live in Baker City and have volunteered at this museum for the last four summers. I have learned so much about Baker County and Northeast Oregon. The exhibits are always changing each season. A walk through the museum is like walking through history. From the early gold strikes that made Baker City grow to the history of ranching and farming, it makes Baker County history come alive. And of course you can't leave without seeing the Rock and mineral room. I have been in there several times and still see something new every time I go in. This museum is a must see stop for anyone who comes to Baker City.

Visited August 2012
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Elgin, Oregon
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“Great Rendition”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Excellent displays representing the local history. Helpful staff. The Geologic rock, mineral and fossil exhibit was something everyone should see. The Museum looks well kept and clean. Good job folks.

Visited August 2012
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Boston, MA area
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“Nice little local history museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is a low-key City museum in a nice old building. Exhibits range from city architectural history to the importance of agriculture to a set up of a vintage optician's office to an exhibit on the lives of three Chinese families who are long-time residents to memorabilia from the filming of "Paint Your Wagon" and much more of local importance. It's a nice peephole into the past of a mining supply town turned cow town turned prosperous little city.

Visited July 2012
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Spokane, Washington
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“Great Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Good history of the town and its people - very well presented

Visited July 2012
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chrisse10, Director at Baker Heritage Museum, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you very much for visiting Baker Heritage Museum and for taking the time to write a review. We deeply appreciate your support! Sincerely, Chris Cantrell, Museum Director
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