Eastern California Museum, Independence

4.8
#225 of 656 in Museums in California
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  • This little museum has one of the most impressive collections of Paiute and Shoshone baskets and artifacts. Other tribes are represented as well, and for this collection alone, it's worth the visit, h...  more »
  • The lady manning the museum was very nice and gave us lots of information. The museum had a lot of nice displays including a huge Indian basket collection. They also have a large collection of items o...  more »
  • This museum has a wide variety of historical artifacts, including : baskets, gems, newspaper articles, photos, etc. I left feeling like I was more informed regarding the history of the Owens Valley.  more »
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  • So much to see here. Thousands of photos and interesting medical artifacts. Ask to hear the music box it sounds so pretty. Collection of Native American baskets and artifacts is very extensive. Also has old farm equipment in outside area. Great stuff in gift shop area.
  • This museum was a fab little find. It's quite hidden and not advertised so much. If you like history definitely stop by here, there is also loads to see outside. Its free to enter and they have some awesome local books in their shop. I can't wait to return.
  • Cool stuff lying around. If only they had more labels explaining what all of them were.
  • I really enjoyed this museum. They had alot of old western stuff, and I really enjoyed the train. It was a narrow gauge train, and they did a great job restoring it. The other thing that I greatly enjoyed about this place was the had a very thorough and extensive native american section. Normally in museums, the Indian section is a sneeze worths of stuff in a corner. Not here. They had a huge room full of all kinds of relics, and various photgraphs, and bits of history on the Natives of the area, and other places. I also liked their gift shop. The just need some kind of small snowglobes.
  • A lot bigger than it looks, a large and diverse collection inside, and a ton of old equipment outside with building replicas. And a restored train.
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