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The Kern Valley Museum

49 Big Blue Road, Kernville, CA 93238
+1 760-376-6683
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Grandchildren Loved It

Our grandchildren (ages 6 - 16) especially loved this museum especially the hands on exhibits! It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
macrag
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Los Angeles, CA
Interesting local Museum

Passionate and knowledgeable volunteers take you through all aspects of the areas history. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Urbanomad888
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Revisit the Old West: Native American art, local brands, movies filmed in the Valley, art gallery, pioneer photos, mining equipment, mountain cabin, Graham Truck, stagecoach and lots more. Friendly docents will give you a guided tour and it's all free!
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (5 reviews)
“movie stars” (2 reviews)
“small town” (2 reviews)
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49 Big Blue Road, Kernville, CA 93238
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+1 760-376-6683
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our grandchildren (ages 6 - 16) especially loved this museum especially the hands on exhibits! It was a lovely outing for the entire family on a rainy day.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Passionate and knowledgeable volunteers take you through all aspects of the areas history. Lots of interesting artifacts from the past 200+ years. Worth the visit

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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you for the great review! Come in to see us again!

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

This place is definitely worth a stop for families! Our 8-year-old daughter loves this museum because of the hands-on approach. Lots of historical information about the area, including mining, utilities, dam, and an in-depth movie star insight to the region. Half of the museum is...More

Thank Kristin P
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

It was after hours when we walked in but Eddie was warm and friendly and she even offered to take us on a tour which we gladly accepted. We learned a lot and really enjoyed it.

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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We do is a gem! We hope you'll come back to see us again!

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

After browsing in many of the Kernville antique stores, someone recommended we visit the Kern Valley Museum...and am I happy we did! This volunteer run museum is truly a treasure and not to be missed when visiting Kernville. We spent a little over an hour...More

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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! Please come back and see us again! We're constantly getting new items for visitors to enjoy!

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

It's not a trip to Kernville, without visiting the museum. Not to large that'll take up your day, thoughninteresting enough to keep you involved. Staff is great, all volunteers and you can see the love they have for their valley..

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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the great review! We hope you'll return each time you're in Kernville!

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

A great little museum from awesome glowing rocks and gems to guns and old mining machinery and movie stars, art, and an old log cabin replica this little museum is awesome and its free. Open Thursday to Sunday 10a to 4p loved it.

Thank Brian M
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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you so much Brian! We're glad you enjoyed our museum. Come back and see us again!

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is a great little museum of local history. Its a great place to visit if you have any interest in the area and/or its history.

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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you! We hope you'll come and see us again!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

When traveling around checking out new places, what makes more sense than learning the history of that place? This little museum shares rare insight to the Kern River Valley and if you like the river and lake while camping and hiking this area, you should...More

Thank Phillip S
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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you Phillip! We think our history is so varied and fun. We're glad you enjoyed the museum. We work hard to make sure it's fun and free!

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Pleasantly surprised by this museum we found thru Trip Advisor. There is no entrance fee only a donation box. People inside were friendly and knowledgeable. The place is small but it is full of real interesting historical artifacts about Kern River and surrounding areas. Kids...More

Thank MoJo C
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