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Address: 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr, Roseville, CA 95661-3749
Phone Number: +1 916-774-5934
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Maidu Interpretive Center Museum

There is a good selection of Native American artifacts to check out. It is family oriented. There is educational information to absorb.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
dolphinesgonzales
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

There is a good selection of Native American artifacts to check out. It is family oriented. There is educational information to absorb.

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This well maintained museum and grounds has many displays of the native inhabitants before the invasion of the white immigrants. There is also information about the relocation of thousands of natives throughout the West. The interpretive trail offers a rare view of petroglyphs right in the middle of Roseville. Well worth a stop and all can be seen in less... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I love this place! The small museum is dedicated to the local Maidu indians. It is modern and clean (i.e., not stuffy & dusty) and informative. There is artwork from various tribes displayed as well. There is also an outdoor trail where one can do a self-guided tour of the land where the Indians actually lived, and survived off the... More 

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Sacramento, California, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Best Maidu culture center around to include books, the museum, and outdoor sites with grinding rocks and petroglyphs.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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