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Mariposa Museum and History Center

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Address: 5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
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+1 209-966-2924
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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I enjoyed the museum it has a lot of cool mining artifacts. It is worth going to even if not open. Lots of cool stuff to see out front without going in the museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ripon, California
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Ripon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed the museum it has a lot of cool mining artifacts. It is worth going to even if not open. Lots of cool stuff to see out front without going in the museum.

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Madera, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is full of things to read and old history about the miners and settlers who came to this area. It have both outside and inside displays. We will go back anfd spend more time here.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

If you are in the area, be sure to stop here. Fantastic museum, crammed with history; lovely buildings and machinery outside too

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Graeagle, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

The people that volunteer at the Museum/History Center and the County Offices personnel are very very helpful.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

I stopped in hoping to see some history about the gold rush, but got more than I was hoping for. There was so much history in this little museum. Admission was $5.00 and the little lady that was working (really wish I could remember her name) was great. She was very helpful and eager to share information. I wish I... More 

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Thank Caleb E
Union, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Had a very rainy day in Mariposa so we thought it would be good to do something indoors. The Museum was recommended to us and we spent over an hour just reading and learning about a little town we had no idea about.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Very informative and nicely assembled displays with good guide around the centre. Makes you feel the history of the area in the 'gold rush'. Then went to visit Hornitos the ghost town nearby.

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Thank Bryan R
Royal Oaks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Every facet of life in Mariposa County is represented inside this museum. Each has it's own display. Worth spending hours looking and daydreaming about those days long past.

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Thank Retrohippie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Spent about one hour here. Learned about gold rush, people of that time, etc. Alot to take in there. Interesting.

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Wetmore, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The owners of the B&B we stayed at recommended visiting. We enjoyed it. Tons of stuff to look at, but it was all very well arranged and clean!

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