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The Kern Valley Museum

49 Big Blue Road, Kernville, CA 93238
+1 760-376-6683
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Well organized, informative, and fun local museum

This place is definitely worth a stop for families! Our 8-year-old daughter loves this museum... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Kristin P
Museum

It was after hours when we walked in but Eddie was warm and friendly and she even offered to take... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Marianne S
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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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Reviewed 23 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
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Marianne S
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!

Reviewed 18 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

Thank CaliforniaFruithi
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!

Reviewed 16 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..

Thank 926sandyr
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!

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
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!

Reviewed 27 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.

Thank jeff s
Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

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

Reviewed 10 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
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!

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
Reviewed 28 May 2017

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 29 May 2017

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
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