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“Fun and unusual roadside attraction”

Bigfoot Discovery Museum
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Felton
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California
Level 6 Contributor
464 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 636 helpful votes
“Fun and unusual roadside attraction”
Reviewed December 13, 2011

This place is pretty small, but it's packed with Big Foot exhibits. If you are in the area, it’s definitely worth a stop. Kids will undoubtedly enjoy it, but may get bored quickly. So, it’s worth doing, but don’t expect it to occupy your kid’s attention for a long time. If you go without the kids, and you have an interest in Big Foot (or just odd things in general), you could spend quite a bit of time there reading all the detailed displays. A visit to this place will make a good story years from now when the party conversation turns to Big Foot. You will probably be the only one in the room who has actually been to a Big Foot museum! Don’t mess some additional exhibits outside in the back.

Visited August 2011
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New York
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43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Interesting little place”
Reviewed September 7, 2011

The Bigfoot Discovery Museum is a very small place (only two rooms), but is loaded with bigfoot items, from footprint casts and maps, to the "Patterson-Gimlin" film (the famous film from the 60's allegedly showing Bigfoot walking through the woods and glancing toward the camera), playing on a loop.

The day that we visited, we ended up getting there about a half hour before the museum opened (according to their website their Summer hours are Wed-Mon 11-6 until Aug 15, and Weds - Fri 1-6; Sat-Sun 11-6 until Dec 31). The Henry Cowell Redwoods park is right near the museum, so while we were waiting for them to open we decided to go for a walk through the woods (no bigfoot sightings).

There is no charge for the museum but there is a suggested donation of $1-$2, and there are a few souvenirs available for purchase (bumper stickers, shot glasses, magnets, etc.).
The man who runs the place is very friendly and gladly answers any questions, as well as sharing bigfoot related stories and experiences.

Because of the size of the museum, I would say an average visit is maybe 20-30 minutes, but it is a fun and interesting little place and worth a stop if you are in the area.

Visited August 2011
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“Wow!!!”
Reviewed February 13, 2011

The curator is a wonderful being. So much history and personal experience was shared. I was lucky enough to live in the neibhorhood that Harry n the Hendersons "bycicle scene" was filmed, I was 13 yrs old and got to participate as an extra! I've been enthralled ever since. My boyfriend is a Bigfoot lover also. Last year we traveled from our home in Vegas to do a Hwy. 1 roadtrip. Visiting the Redwood forrests. Our stop in Felton was incredible. The museum is FILLED with great artifacts history and open sharing of thoughts, ideas and theories. A MUST VISIT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited August 2010
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