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Big Bear Historical Museum

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630 Bartlett Road, CA
+1 909-585-8100
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Weekend trip

Went on a weekend. Enjoyed looking at all the historical artifacts and learning a little about the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
blueeyedgirl2
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San Diego, California
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Great Museum!

Learn about the history of Big Bear while viewing artifacts from a by-gone era. Lot's to see here... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
SouthernCalMan
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Redondo Beach, California
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“gold mining” (6 reviews)
“log cabin” (3 reviews)
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630 Bartlett Road, CA
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+1 909-585-8100

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a weekend. Enjoyed looking at all the historical artifacts and learning a little about the history of Big Bear. They had a blacksmith shop and place to pan for gold. Also had old cabins with relics in them to give an idea of...More

Thank blueeyedgirl2
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Learn about the history of Big Bear while viewing artifacts from a by-gone era. Lot's to see here, old buildings, antiques, gold mining equipment, blacksmith. Volunteers are friendly and very informative. The kids will have a blast! Please donate what you can to help them...More

Thank SouthernCalMan
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Love this place... They have a gold mining experience for you to enjoy, you get to watch horseshoes being shaped and are given one, learn much about the history of Big Bear, which is fascinating. Many little houses that existed way back when with docents...More

Thank Siameseldy
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Went there last fall for the first time. Entrance fee nominal. The group that supports this Historical Museum have done an excellent job over the years with their collection of items and displays. They have full on buildings that they have restored and displays inside...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Review life in the Big Bear Valley region with examples and samples of what life was like in the early years in Big Bear.

1  Thank Ronald C
Reviewed August 31, 2016

This was quite a surprise, we were expecting something really small, but it wasn't, a few buildings and lots of history. Most items have been donated. We thoroughly enjoyed this, even a working blacksmith. Price is only $5.00 and children are free. The docents are...More

2  Thank loalynne
Reviewed July 20, 2016

My kids loved this place. There was a free gold panning area where the kids got to pan for gold. We purchased little glass bottles in the gift shop to put the gold in. They were $.50 each (recommend buying one per person, otherwise you...More

3  Thank jenniferh1229
Reviewed July 7, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by our visit to the Big Bear Historical Museum. It's far more extensive than we had thought, with almost a dozen historical buildings/structures to wander through. The parking was free, and the entry fee was only $5--well worth such a modest...More

Thank Evan B
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Everyone should go and visit this place. I WISH they had more but they are trying and I think Volunteers mostly run the place. I wish I had time to help. They even sell sarsaparilla drinks there! We bought two to share and taste! It...More

Thank IShareCuzICare
Reviewed September 15, 2015

The museum I small but full of historical information. We enjoyed the old house and the lady narrator that was inside was very friendly and told us about the history of the old cabin and how it was moved to its present location. We also...More

Thank Klara C
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