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Baker Heritage Museum
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Baker City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Housed in the former Natatorium, 33,000 sq ft of permanent and changing exhibits tell the stories of the real people and businesses that developed the region following the discovery of gold in the mountains nearby the Oregon Trail. Home to the world renowned Cavin Warfel Rock Collection, one of the largest in the western US.
Reviewed February 27, 2013

A very dedicated staff will relate the history of the region. There is such
variety from costumes, mining artifacts, gems, furniture, pioneer tools,
and more. This was once the site of a pioneer swimming pool and
ballroom. Very diverse.

3  Thank Marvin W
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chrisse10, Manager at Baker Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2013

Thank you for your visit and review! We change the exhibits every year, so please come back to see "Baker Bands and High Society" this year in our Central Gallery.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We were impressed by the wide variety of displays and exhibits...Many related to history in the Baker City area and lots of others that could represent the early days of almost anywhere in the United States.

'Lots of specialized exhibits, ie: geology, wildlife, mining....you name it.

After your museum visit, plan on having a picnic lunch in the beautiful city park across the street from the museum and then head a couple miles East to the Oregon Trail Commemorative Center. You'll have a day that'll stick in your mind for a long, long time.

3  Thank kennuf
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

This was a fun little museum. Lots of area history exhibits. In fact, its housed in the originsl municiple pool building. Kids especially liked the glow in the dark rock exhibit. There's a nice park across the street too.

1  Thank Erika A
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

I LOVE the history of the towns and cities in Northeast Oregon and I have NEVER been disappointed when visiting a museum. The Baker Heritage Museum is a must see, very well researched and put together with a mass of history.

1  Thank 543WendyC
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Like any museum, this is an educational experience. To learn what our city is based upon and how people prospered a hundred years ago is fascinating. The museum has exhibits that embrace local agriculture,farming, the lumber industry,different nationalities and their migrations to Baker, and transportation and communication in the early 1900's. As well as my favorite, the extensive rock collection. For someone who is visiting Baker to learn about its history, the museum is a must see!

3  Thank Jessica A
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