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Baker Heritage Museum

2480 Grove St, Baker City, OR 97814-2719
+1 541-523-9308
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So much history in one place!

What a fascinating museum. It was huge with lots of exhibits and artifacts. I'm not much for... read more

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Diane P
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Oregon
Lots of history in this town and this museum catches it all!

Lots and lots of history in and around Baker City and this little gem captures it all. From one of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BabblesfromBoise
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Boise, Idaho
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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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“local history” (11 reviews)
“oregon trail” (12 reviews)
“early days” (5 reviews)
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2480 Grove St, Baker City, OR 97814-2719
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Reviewed today

What a fascinating museum. It was huge with lots of exhibits and artifacts. I'm not much for rocks, but their collection is something that shouldn't be missed!

Thank Diane P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots and lots of history in and around Baker City and this little gem captures it all. From one of the city’s largest philanthropists, to the gold rush and the filming of “Paint Your Wagon”, it’s definitely worth the $7 entrance fee. The best part?...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the museum while on a road trip through the Baker City area, and were expecting a typical small city collection. Instead we were overwhelmed with the amount of historical artifacts that have been collected and donated. The place is very organized and...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We have passed the Museum several times and I keep telling my wife I want to stop because it looks pretty good. Well I saw an advertisement yesterday on Facebook about them having a display about the filming of "Paint Your Wagon" in the area....More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We could have spent all day here! So many wonderful exhibits and things to see. Everyone at the museum was nice and so enthusiastic to show us around and answer questions about the historical facts and features in this old building that once housed the...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I may be a little prejudiced as I volunteer there. I think it is an excellent place to spend a couple of hours. The huge building is full of exhibits from Baker County. This spring we will be having a Paint your Wagon exhibit to...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a great couple of hours wandering around this great museum. The displays were well designed, informative and really well maintained. The highlight was the rock and fossil rooms. 2 ladies started their collection while in their 30's and were still actively collecting in their...More

Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We started our journey through Eastern Oregon at this museum. It gave us just the right orientation to understand the gradual development of the territory and the state. The displays on the multi-generational ranching families were so inspiring! And what in interesting building!: "The Nat"...More

Thank 745akif
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Spent hours in the museum, learned so much about the people of this historic town. The two sister's rock collection that was donated back to the museum, after refusing to sell the collection to National Geographic. Sisters, Beth & Mamie didn't want the collection split...More

Thank Scubagirl444
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

The Baker Heritage Museum is superb. The quality of this very large museum was completely unexpected. It was delightful! It is in a huge, historic, 2-story building (the Old Nat[atorium]), and is filled with excellent displays. We were impressed with the thoroughness of the subject...More

Thank britfan
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