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Baker Heritage Museum

2480 Grove St, Baker City, OR 97814-2719
+1 541-523-9308
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Great place to spend a day learning about the Oregon Trail. Also many AFFORDABLE BOOKS ON PIONEER STORIES!

We drove 10 hours to get to Baker City from Reno a long trip with children. It was not a pleasure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
valsetz
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Sparks, Nevada
good family outing

A very nice display of historically significant artifacts. This used to be a swimming pool back in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen F
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Turner, Oregon
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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.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (10 reviews)
“oregon trail” (10 reviews)
“early days” (4 reviews)
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2480 Grove St, Baker City, OR 97814-2719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove 10 hours to get to Baker City from Reno a long trip with children. It was not a pleasure trip for us it was for a funeral. But the day spent at the museum was fun and relaxing. Grandkids were 10 and 14...More

Thank valsetz
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice display of historically significant artifacts. This used to be a swimming pool back in the early days. Now there are many old artifacts that depict the tools of the area in its earlier days. Interesting and worth going back.

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great museum. The way everything is laid out, and put together is amazing. Thank you for your hard work, for all those that volunteered. Jonathan W

Thank JJWeatheral
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Nice smaller sized museum located in the old Natorium building. The docent greeting us was very friendly and it was apparent she loved her job. The museum had a lot of exhibits and information about Baker City, the gold rush, and local citizen involvement in...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A fabulous place to go with family and friends or even yourself and look at all the fabulous historical history

Thank BarbaraBushman1
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The curator was full of historical information! We spent 2.5 hours here. It's too bad the original Hot Springs swimming pool has been cemented over. This would be a great attraction these days! If you like history you will enjoy this Museum!

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 31 March 2017

For a town of 10,000 people, this museum is huge. There are wings of the museum that house antique furniture, military uniforms, and so much more but the real star of the show is the incredible rock collection. It is nearly impossible to do it...More

Thank lowlander46
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The museum offers a great way to kill a few hours and learn about the area. A guided tour is a great idea for those who desire a more animated interpretation of time.

Thank Anastajia
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We easily spent 2 hours just wandering through a large variety of exhibits. Exhibits included an Airstream exhibit, Chinese influence, huge rock/mineral collection, plus lots more.

Thank Karin P
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This place is fun and artifact full, a nice change from museums that think video replaces the real thing.

Thank wendybentherdonethat
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