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Lake Oroville Visitors Center

917 Kelly Ridge Rd, Oroville, CA 95966-3815
+1 530-538-2219
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First hand information on Oroville Dam & Lake; Native American habitats.

Displays abound on the walk through including construction of the dam; how it all works, along with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gaildarcy
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Oroville, California
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The Ranger that was there was very informative. We took our time going through the whole museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
khall6275
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San Jose, California
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917 Kelly Ridge Rd, Oroville, CA 95966-3815
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+1 530-538-2219
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Displays abound on the walk through including construction of the dam; how it all works, along with local history and a delightful exhibit including life-size models of Native Americans in their habitats. Visitors may select from a large collection of video's specific to the area...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ranger that was there was very informative. We took our time going through the whole museum, watching a 4 minute video of the Oroville Dam break, then we walked up the tower to have a 360 degree view of Oroville! Very nice visit.

1  Thank khall6275
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting in mid-June, view from the observation tower is beautiful. Quite a story is told in the visitor center where a flooding catastrophe was averted in 2017. Rebuilding the dam continues today. The smell of the mountain air and 360 degree view is worth the...More

1  Thank McFerrid
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor center is a family favorite. The museum is free and informative, fun for everyone. The nature trails help you to get some excerise in and the tower provides a beautiful view of the lake. You learn a lot about the history of the...More

1  Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Every time we come to the area we stop by! Because of the repairs being done on the dam, this is the best way to be able to see the area. They also have a short video about the event which I found to be...More

1  Thank Kimberly B
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I have to say, this is possibly the best Visitor’s Center I have visited in terms of value per square foot. While small, the staff will start up the short ‘History of Oroville Dam’ and the “Spillway Incident” videos and they are worth every penny....More

1  Thank Whos_Got_My_Bags
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This museum does not just show information about the dam, but has a lot of info on surrounding areas. Worth the stop

1  Thank mcpcmp
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

After reaching the viewpoint one is amazed at the beauty of the scenery 360° Just amazing. The museum down below offers a lot of informative displays well worth a few minutes

2  Thank DrDan2012
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It is a nice place, clean bathrooms. They talk about the dam. The animal that are in the area. But it has been a busy place for all that has been happing in Oroville. The spillway problems. All the fires we have been having. They...More

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Very informative Museum and Visitor Center. Ultra friendly and helpful workers. Nice observation tower to look at Lake Oroville and the water side of the dam.

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