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Mojave River Valley Museum

270 E Virginia Way, Barstow, CA 92311-3923
+1 760-256-5452
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Another Great Local History Museum

Stop by this to see some of the local history of the area. Great rock collections and mining plus... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Jim K
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Indio, California
Eclectic

Nice museum with a little of everything. Minerals to sewing machines. Docents are friendly and... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
josch1122
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Palm Springs
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270 E Virginia Way, Barstow, CA 92311-3923
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+1 760-256-5452
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Stop by this to see some of the local history of the area. Great rock collections and mining plus other old items. It is very close to I15 so you can hop right on or off when going. The docents were excellent and very helpful....More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Nice museum with a little of everything. Minerals to sewing machines. Docents are friendly and knowledgable. Couple of friendly dogs, too. Worth a visit if you are spending some time in Barstow.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is one of those museums that you could spend a long time in, just taking in all the exhibits. Even if you don't come from Barstow or have no interest in it it's still worth a visit to see the exhibits. It's important the...More

Thank David E
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Fun stop to visit. I love museums and this was a nice spot to be at and visit. Just be sure to check the times. Not open on weekends.

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stopped in Barstow to break up a drive from Las Vegas to the SF area. Found this museum on google and had to stop since we love small local museums. We were greeted by the volunteer staff who gave an introduction to the collections...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Like the desert, it's a different kind of museum. Obviously a labor of love by people product from people who want to tell their story to visitors. The small building is stuffed with an almost bewildering assortment of everything from Coke bottles to antediluvian displays...More

1  Thank ChinaLake1
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

intense to see! if you love the mojave, the history beyond the mojave this is the place to come and to enjoy!

2  Thank RealBusinessReview
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

After a weird visit to BLM office, first time ever told they won't give directions to petroglyphs as historic protected sites The guy finally helped with directions and did recommend going to this little museum for books on areas we want to explore The people...More

Thank Beachglass1006
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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Across the street is a huge fire fighter helmet sculpture we were planning to go to..we ended up stopping here to stretch...thus is an adorable museum...very nice and helpful staff. They have glow in the dark exhibits and great vintage road games for $2 or...More

Thank Koti333
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

I live in Barstow and have brought visiting friends and family here often. My favorite exhibit is the collection of fluorescent rocks and minerals.

Thank Toni R
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