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“RANDSBURG MUSEUM”
Review of Randsburg Museum

Randsburg Museum
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Randsburg
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Owner description: Run by the town historian, this museum explores the town's history.
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The Museum is only open on weekends and major holidays and opens at 10:00 am.
You can see some interesting mining stuff including a small steam engine in the back yard by looking over the fence in the public area in town with a 5 stamp mill and restrooms and some picknic tables.
Inside the museum is some history of early Randsburg and its residence, some old photos and a local mineral display. This is an interesting stop if you are into local mining history otherwise it is just OK.
I added an extra day to our trip to visit Randsburg on a Saturday when everything is open. The most interesting thing to see in town is the General Store and it is open every day.

Thank 707clayg
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were on a road trip from Southern AZ to Yosemite, and with our plans we wanted to see something cool between Needles, CA and Bakersfield, CA. Did some googling, and found that if we took a detour on Rte. 395 we could see a famous ‘active Ghost Town’ called Randsburg if you want to veer off the boring drive on Rte. 58. It was worth the detour and drive-around. We saw an old fashioned ‘main street’ with some shops, however even in the middle of the day when we were there, it had a ‘does anyone live here’ feel to it. We did NOT go into the museum, however we did want to leave a review to say that Randsburg is a cool place to see. I reckon the museum is just a cool as all the other reviewers say it is.

Thank CCMH
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stopped here on 09/15 to check out the Rand Desert Museum. It was closed. I should have done a little research before stopping. It is open on Saturday/Sunday and major holiday Mondays. It is located on Butte road downtown Randsburg. From what I was able to see from outside there are numerous outdoor displays. In front of the museum are displayed an ore cart and a mine winch. But just driving around town there is much to see. From the old Methodist Church, the main street that is crowded with antique shops and on the hills various signs of the former glory of this town. If you happen to be driving Highway 395, it is definitely worth a detour to check out the town.

Thank SoCalOregonian
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

Randsburg is a strange little place. Some will think it's cute I guess but it kind of looks like a forgotten town. There are a lot of old buildings and a western type main strip. Nothing was really open.

Thank Darkdivine
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

We like ghost towns so we were looking for some to visit on our trip to Ridgecrest and Sequoia. Randsburg was on our way so we decided to check it out on the way home. I wouldn't really call it a ghost town since it looks pretty well kept up, but the weird thing is we didn't see one person, car, or anything that looked like it was open. It was a very strange feeling, driving around the town in the middle of the day without a single living thing anywhere to be found.

So instead of stopping and trying to see if anything was open, we just stopped and took photos of the buildings, drove around to see what we could find, then headed back to the main highway.

I would like to go back sometime and see what we missed, I guess from the other reviews there are people there.

Thank Todd H
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