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Address: Randsburg, CA
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Run by the town historian, this museum explores the town's history.

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Pretty cool place to see!

We were on a road trip from Southern AZ to Yosemite, and with our plans we wanted to see something cool between Needles, CA and Bakersfield, CA. Did some googling, and found that... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
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Green Valley, Arizona
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Lomita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The Museum is only open on weekends and major holidays and opens at 10:00 am. You can see some interesting mining stuff including a small steam engine in the back yard by looking over the fence in the public area in town with a 5 stamp mill and restrooms and some picknic tables. Inside the museum is some history of... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were on a road trip from Southern AZ to Yosemite, and with our plans we wanted to see something cool between Needles, CA and Bakersfield, CA. Did some googling, and found that if we took a detour on Rte. 395 we could see a famous ‘active Ghost Town’ called Randsburg if you want to veer off the boring drive... More 

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stopped here on 09/15 to check out the Rand Desert Museum. It was closed. I should have done a little research before stopping. It is open on Saturday/Sunday and major holiday Mondays. It is located on Butte road downtown Randsburg. From what I was able to see from outside there are numerous outdoor displays. In front of the museum... More 

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Newhall, California
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Randsburg is a strange little place. Some will think it's cute I guess but it kind of looks like a forgotten town. There are a lot of old buildings and a western type main strip. Nothing was really open.

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Thank Darkdivine
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We like ghost towns so we were looking for some to visit on our trip to Ridgecrest and Sequoia. Randsburg was on our way so we decided to check it out on the way home. I wouldn't really call it a ghost town since it looks pretty well kept up, but the weird thing is we didn't see one person,... More 

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Thank Todd H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Its not a ghost town at all. Does not look appealing to get out and look arround. Just tourist trap.

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Thank Simon V
Palmdale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Been wanting to visit for a long time and were glad we did! The museum is small and quaint but full of information. They have an awesome mineral collection with fossils and gems, also Native American artifacts from the area. Needless to say the also have info on local mining history. The view from the patio is wonderful!

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Thank Doozer2015
Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2014

If you need to know about the history of the Rand District, you're in luck. You're going to find a true desert gem in the "real live ghost town" of Randsburg (Eastern Kern County, California): The Rand Desert Museum. The capable docents Ann Pruett & Bart Parker oversee a rich collection of memorabilia, historical records, photographs, and mining specimens. You... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Here's some hard to find information: Open weekends only (plus major holiday Mondays) 10AM-4PM. Location: 161 Butte Ave. Info from the Kern County 2013-2014 Official visitors guide, page 28.

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Trona, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

A great day trip to a neat place, lots of fun. Shoot outs,mini swap-meet,antiques 4 sale, Museum car show,food,cold drinks lots more. Gets bigger & better every year.

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