Mono Basin Historical Society

Mono Basin Historical Society

Mono Basin Historical Society
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karen l
Daytona Beach, FL7 contributions
one of the best single room museums I have ever visited. Displays well presented, the woman tending the desk was informative, friendly without being intrusive.
fascinating history.
Written 18 June 2022
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imub4ur
Hesperia, CA308 contributions
An interesting local museum for a few minutes, Free admission, some interesting old heavy equipment outside. Good for a picnic.
Written 6 July 2020
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA5,126 contributions
Couples
The upside down house is definitely different with and interesting story. Lots of rusted out equipment to check out as well.
Written 1 November 2019
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Stephen S
San Diego, CA75 contributions
Family
Stopped by the Historical Society as the kids were restless and knew they would enjoy the upside down house. Nice display of old equipment and items outside and a nice park nearby. The upside down house was a hit and provided a bit of levity for the young explorers.
Written 6 July 2019
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SMGrandma
Santa Maria, CA807 contributions
Couples
We were here in mid-October and the museum itself was already closed for the season, but they have lots of equipment and vehicles outside on their lawn, with appropriate signage so you know what you're looking at. We still spent a bit of time there, even though we couldn't go inside.
Written 26 October 2018
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roadtrip_ken_2017
Oakland, CA277 contributions
Friends
I visited the museum recently. It's located in an old schoolhouse a short distance from the main street through Lee Vining. The grounds feature old farming and mining equipment, plus the "Upside Down House" that was built in the 1950s - it's meant to be sort of an old miner's cabin that was tipped over, and the inside is complete with a bed, table and chair, rug, etc. on the upside-down floor (so it looks like it's on the ceiling). The exhibits inside the small museum were limited but interesting, with lots of historical information, photos, and other items related to the Mono Lake area, plus more detailed info on a few locals from the past. Be aware that this museum is not focused on the lake itself - the nearby Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center is the place to go for that. There's a small section with books and other items available to buy - not a big selection but well-chosen. There's no charge to visit, though donations are welcome. It doesn't take more than 30-45 minutes to see everything, so if you have a little spare time in the area it's a nice place to visit.
Written 24 July 2018
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Scott
San Francisco, CA4,978 contributions
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This Museum and old school house is tiny but it's fantastic. It has some great local artifacts. Free of charge but there is a tiny little gift shop if you want to spend some money. If you're in the area, this little museum is a must.
Written 21 July 2018
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someyawhoo
Placerville, CA155 contributions
Family
Nice to stroll through this park eating an Ice Cream from Mono Cone just across the road. The place is well cared for and some great examples of how work used to be done.

Written 2 October 2017
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mrt1955
Healdsburg, CA947 contributions
Couples
Went here and saw some vintage mining equipment and farming tools. What we really enjoyed though was the upside down house...literally a house built upside down...pretty cute and amazing. A fun stop.
Written 17 July 2017
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Joseph D
Arlington68 contributions
Couples
The mono basin museum is housed in a small building but the more interesting artifacts are arranged in an open field adjacent to the building. These tell the story of some of the mining activities that led to the growth of the town. This is a good place to visit on the first day in town to help get acclimatized to the 6800 foot altitude.
Written 26 September 2016
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