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A pleasant learning opportunity!

Rode up to the visitor on horseback from the Saddle dam parking lot off Kelly Ridge Rd. CA Park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paradise, California
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Stopped by to get out of the hot weather. Always learn something new about the Oroville area... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Lowell J
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917 Kelly Ridge Rd, Oroville, CA 95966-3815
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rode up to the visitor on horseback from the Saddle dam parking lot off Kelly Ridge Rd. CA Park rangers were knowledgable and friendly. We took the opportunity to wiew the dam construction exhibit and some of the local wildlife. A very nice day.

Thank rchawk49
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped by to get out of the hot weather. Always learn something new about the Oroville area. Rangers are very friendly and informative. Saw the detailed progress on Oroville Dam Spillway Construction.

Thank Lowell J
Reviewed 11 July 2018

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

Thank gaildarcy
Reviewed 2 July 2018

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
Reviewed 19 June 2018 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
Reviewed 19 June 2018 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
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
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
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
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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michelle r
3 September 2018|
Response from Lowell J | Reviewed this property |
Not at the visitor’s center which is staffed by US National Park Rangers. Google private rental companies at Lake Oroville.