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Mariposa Museum and History Center

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Address: 5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
Phone Number: (209) 966-2924
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Very interesting and packed with memorabilia

Visit if you have at least 1-2 hours or more! Filled to the brim with local history and memorabilia. Great couple who run the museum as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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Foster City, California
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Foster City, California
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Visit if you have at least 1-2 hours or more! Filled to the brim with local history and memorabilia. Great couple who run the museum as well.

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

super fun place to learn all about the area of mariposa and the minning that took place throughout the area for years. history of mariposa and yosemite area, with lots of great thing to look at. great for families with kids.

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Pomona, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This must be the most complete Goldrush era museum anywhere! A wonderful history of the area, too. Make sure you look around the grounds outside before you leave as there are treasures out there, too!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The word Mariposa means 'butterfly,' so named by the Spaniards, as they found the area teaming with yellow butterflies at Mariposa Creek. A 'gold-rush' town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas near the Merced River, north of Fresno and east of San Francisco Bay. The town is small, near the Yosemite National Park and started off as one of... More 

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antwerp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

we had a lovely visit. Plenty of nice displays and very nice people. look for the ore crusher outside,

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Interesting museum and found out alot about the local area. Mariposa is a lovely wee place so we do recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A museum filled with fantastic memorabilia and run by enthusiastic and welcoming volunteers. So much information and so many items on display, but with threads that by following the 'self-guided' tour, allow you to dip into and out of the many interesting exhibits without feeling that you are missing anything. You would need many visits to really appreciate everything that... More 

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North Fork, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Even though I rated this attraction as "excellent" it doesn't mean the same thing as "perfect". The museum is home to a vast collection of antique items, mostly pertaining to the lives of pioneers, miners, ranchers, railroad workers, law enforcement, and community necessities such as schools, doctor's offices and post offices. We arrived as a group of 28, and I... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Wow. This place is chock full of stuff. The staff are very knowledgeable & helpful & provide you with a guidebook that gives you detailed info on the exhibits. It's really so much to take in at once. Sadly we were with younger kids who were not as into it as the grown ups so we couldn't stay as long... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It's only a relatively small place to visit, but if you're interested in a bit of local history about the Gold Mining Town of Mariposa it's well worth the visit. You can just browse at your leisure or the very helpful staff offered me some cards to read with explanations about various exhibits. A bit too much information for me... More 

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