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Maidu Interpretive Center Museum

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Address: 1970 Johnson Ranch Rd., Roseville, CA 95661
Phone Number: (916) 774-5934
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Not just for school visits.

The Maidu Interpretive Museum is a great place to learn about local native American tribes, their culture, and their history in the area. It is a wonderful place to take your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Craig C
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Roseville, California
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Roseville, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Maidu Interpretive Museum is a great place to learn about local native American tribes, their culture, and their history in the area. It is a wonderful place to take your school age children to learn and enjoy. It is very well kept and full of images, maps, and examples of tribal culture. On Fridays they have a marshmallow roast... More 

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Thank Craig C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This little jewel is a showcase of Maidu history. I also attended the opening of an exhibit of prints by local indigenous artists & enjoyed hearing from local artists. There is a trail on the grounds which includes petroglyphs and & small creek shaded by oaks. A tiny gift store carries jewelry by local artists. The Maidu Museum is well... More 

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Granite Bay, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I went as a fieldtrip chaperone for my son's third-grade class and expected to be mildly interested. In fact, it was a great trip for kids and adults alike! Lots to learn inside about the history of the Maidu tribe. And outdoors, be sure to take a walking tour through woods and creeks to see animal tracks, historic structures, grinding... More 

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Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Two visits to this site affirm that it is a great place to take family and friends! How often can you explore the local Native American culture and traditions with informed, enthusiastic docents? We have visited with both grandkids and seniors...both responding with eager interest! The indoor exhibits are fascinating, hands-on activities with docents nearby to answer questions and add... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

There were exhibits of historical events and artifacts from points of view of settlers and Native Americans. When I was there, there was an exhibit of paintings upstairs. I had been to the outside grounds previously and remember seeing stones and evidence of human use thousands of years old. Baskets were on exhibit inside. It think that workshops on basket... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The museum has very interesting exhibits and the staff was very helpful with all the questions our grandkids were asking.

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Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We set up a great diversity Event at the museum. Tour was educational and the staff kept us engaged. Provides a great perspective of what Roseville used to be like. Very well kept museum and grounds. I really respect those that volunteer their time to keep the museum going. I recommend stopping in and taking a peek.

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I took my fourth grade students to the Maidu Center for a consecutive 13 year run before I retired in June of 2014. Imagine being able to take your students on a nature hike where they actually feel like native Californians. The art docents are highly trained to make this half day experience a profound learning experience. The children walk... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This Museum is excellent and the only one in the area for the Maidu People who lived in the Roseville. foothills area. There are trail and Museum tours, some free days to the public. Gift shop and dedicated staff and docents who are true to the history of the local Maiduans. There is a gift shop. Campfire evenings for story... More 

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Loomis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a quality museum, with really excellent displays, wonderful art. The staff and volunteers are fabulous! Nice walk on the trail to see petroglyphs. Excellent stories around the fire on camp fire nights.

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