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Address: 49 Big Blue Road, Kernville, CA 93238
Phone Number: 760-376-6683
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Revisit the Old West: Native American art, local brands, movies filmed in...

Revisit the Old West: Native American art, local brands, movies filmed in the Valley, art gallery, pioneer photos, mining equipment, mountain cabin, Graham Truck, stagecoach and lots more. Friendly docents will give you a guided tour and it's all free!

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local history well represented

while in the area, this is a must see as it portrays a vast history of the kern river valley and all that has taken place here for over a hundred years. the visitor friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2016
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lake isabella, ca
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lake isabella, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

while in the area, this is a must see as it portrays a vast history of the kern river valley and all that has taken place here for over a hundred years. the visitor friendly displays are a must see as well. the volunteer staff have always been friendly. do keep track of the kiddies as many displays can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

If you love history this is one of the best places to get it! Or if you are from this great little town stop in and see who your ancestors are!

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Thank Melinda W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I love museums, and this one is GREAT-----mostly because it's mainly confined to the Kern River Valley history. There's a whole room devoted to the movie industry and all the movies that have been shot locally. Many of the old TV westerns were done in the area. There's a lot devoted to local Native Americans with lots of artifacts. Also,... More 

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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a nice review! We work hard to teach folks about the diverse history of our area. More 

Huntington Beach, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Stop at the FREE Kern Valley Museum to learn a little bit about the history of this area. Very informative and the docents are knowledgeable and helpful too. Worth a stop.

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Dianna A, curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. Our docents are tops! More 

Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting items in every category. Mining, historic clothing, Indians, western, antiques. Something for everyone and wonderful docents.

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Lake Isabella, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I absolutely love the Kern Valley Museum. There is no fee enter. Wonderful history of this great place!

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Kernville, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The Kern Valley is run by the local Historic Society. It's FREE and several times a year there are special activities (like during Whiskey Flat Days Festival!) that are just fun!

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Kernville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

You can learn about how the Indians lived here, what they ate, tools they used. They have all this and more on display. Rocks and minerals found in the valley and shown. Many old tools and household items have been donated to show how the people lived. Movie stars filmed hundreds of movies here and they have their pictures. Mining... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise in Kernville. This use is incredibly interesting with its gold rush and western movie history. Jerry was very informative on any aspects of the area including the flooding of the town and topography of the lake. There are many hands on exhibits including gold production items outside and many old western items. Cindy and Laura were... More 

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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It was a nice small museum. With interesting items. The people were very enthousiastic and eager to show us around and tell us about the museum pieces.

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