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The Kern Valley Museum

49 Big Blue Road, Kernville, CA 93238
+1 760-376-6683
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Nice Local Museum

Pleasantly surprised by this museum we found thru Trip Advisor. There is no entrance fee only a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mojo C
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Lakewood, California
Gem of a local museum

Anyone who is interested in Kern county history will find a wealth of information here at the Kern... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vagabond_32
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San Gabriel, California
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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!
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49 Big Blue Road, Kernville, CA 93238
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anyone who is interested in Kern county history will find a wealth of information here at the Kern Valley Museum.

Thank Vagabond_32
Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We hope you come in again soon!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a free museum and has a lot of neat things from the area. You can go through the museum quickly or spend an hour or so. The staff are all volunteers and have a lot of knowledge. Definitely worth going through.

Thank dianad860
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great little museum. My Grandfather used to work the mines around kernville and it was nice to see that they even had maps of the mines. They even had an old organ that they let us play. Very friendly staff and clean museum. Highly Recommended.

Thank thezone999
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I am new to kern valley, my boyfriend and his family recently move to kern. We went to the museum on 1/28/17, it was awesome , all the old cowboy movie where film their . GUN SMOKE,RIFLEMAN BONANZA, SO MUCH MORE, dinosaur fossil, gold mines,...More

1  Thank Marlen B
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Kern Valley Museum is an excellent repository of local history. Exhibits include the expected: western settlement, mining, aartifacts, wagons and carriages, etc; also the unexpected, particularly about a thriving movie industry back in the black-and-white days. The docents are highly knowledgeable, and happy to...More

Thank 00Bruce00
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We were really glad we stopped in to check out this museum. There was a lot of great information packed into that building. Well done!

Thank Hhogelund
Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thank you so much! As an all volunteer museum, we appreciate your feedback! Please come back and see us again.

Reviewed 25 September 2016

They did a beautiful job at displaying items in each room of the museum. The collection of they have in back of the horse drawn carriages and the room of how the living quarters were back in the day. It's a must see!!! Biggest collection...More

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 30 June 2016

while in the area, this is a must see as it portrays a vast history of the kern river valley and all that has taken place here for over a hundred years. the visitor friendly displays are a must see as well. the volunteer staff...More

Thank smithatascadero
Reviewed 24 May 2016

If you love history this is one of the best places to get it! Or if you are from this great little town stop in and see who your ancestors are!

Thank Melinda W
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