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Maidu Museum & Historic Site

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Address: 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr, Roseville, CA 95661-3749
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+1 916-774-5934
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00

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Lots Indian Tribes

Very child friendly, very educational! The docent, Lilly, short black hair! I tell her I of Oakland, she shows me California map! Her tribe, MAIDU, there also Nissenan, are of... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Karyn C
Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Very child friendly, very educational! The docent, Lilly, short black hair! I tell her I of Oakland, she shows me California map! Her tribe, MAIDU, there also Nissenan, are of Rose Ville, Folsom, Auburn areas! For my area was Coastanago Indians, however all friendly with each as they trade! There alive animals, not caged, not stuffed animal heads! The other... More 

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Roseville, California
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you love history this little bit of history about the native Americans in our area is really interesting and to realize they lived here and enjoyed the creek and open space at that time. They have done a wonderful job at presenting the history of the Maidu people and the tour is interesting to go on. They have this... More 

1 Thank GoldenAgeGrandma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A must place to go to learn the beauty of our native culture,on hand projects, grinding rocks petroglyph tour, native paintings ,animal furs,there is something there for everyone young and old. There is a small price for your entrance but well worth it

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1 Thank Jeanette P
Roseville, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great place for families to discover the Roseville area and history. Easy walking areas to view the past.

1 Thank Steven F
Sacramento, California
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

There is a good selection of Native American artifacts to check out. It is family oriented. There is educational information to absorb.

1 Thank dolphinesgonzales
Sonora, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This well maintained museum and grounds has many displays of the native inhabitants before the invasion of the white immigrants. There is also information about the relocation of thousands of natives throughout the West. The interpretive trail offers a rare view of petroglyphs right in the middle of Roseville. Well worth a stop and all can be seen in less... More 

1 Thank SonoraJim
Roseville, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I love this place! The small museum is dedicated to the local Maidu indians. It is modern and clean (i.e., not stuffy & dusty) and informative. There is artwork from various tribes displayed as well. There is also an outdoor trail where one can do a self-guided tour of the land where the Indians actually lived, and survived off the... More 

2 Thank Doreen B
Sacramento, California, USA
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18 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Best Maidu culture center around to include books, the museum, and outdoor sites with grinding rocks and petroglyphs.

Roseville, California
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The Maidu Interpretive Museum is a great place to learn about local native American tribes, their culture, and their history in the area. It is a wonderful place to take your school age children to learn and enjoy. It is very well kept and full of images, maps, and examples of tribal culture. On Fridays they have a marshmallow roast... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This little jewel is a showcase of Maidu history. I also attended the opening of an exhibit of prints by local indigenous artists & enjoyed hearing from local artists. There is a trail on the grounds which includes petroglyphs and & small creek shaded by oaks. A tiny gift store carries jewelry by local artists. The Maidu Museum is well... More 

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