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Revisit the Old West: Native American art, local brands, movies filmed in the Valley, art gallery, pioneer photos, mining equipment, mountain cabin, Graham Truck, stagecoach and lots more. Friendly docents will give you a guided tour and it's all...more
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We visited this fantastic museum in August and found it really interesting. It was free to enter and the volunteer staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. There is a great section about the movies that have been made in the Kern Valley, sections about mining,...More
As other reviewers have noted, this museum crams a large amount of historical information, and many artifacts, into a compact museum. It is well organized by theme and/or area (mining, ranching, Native Americans etc) which makes it easy to tour and actually learn something. Docents...More
Date of experience: July 2018
Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018
Thanks for the great review! We do have a rich history.
This museum has a lot of information about the area. The volunteers were willing to talk about any of the areas in the museum. They have great displays. Don't forget to go outside in the back to see a wagon train, log cabin and much...More
Date of experience: June 2018
Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018
Thank you for the great review! We have quite a bit of history to share! Please come and see us again!
This museum recently expanded and has several rooms filled with memorabilia from the wild west days and especially the early days of western movies. Many old westerns were filmed in Old Kernville and they show movies and have popcorn on weekends in season. The tenders...More
Date of experience: May 2018
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Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018
Thank you for the great review! Please come back again!
We had visited Kernville primarily because it was where my mother used to vacation with her family in the 1920's, from Los Angeles. Getting here was a very windy and slow drive, and it didn't seem to me there was much here, other than a...More
Date of experience: April 2018
Dianna A, Curator at The Kern Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018
Thank you for such a nice review. We are very proud of our history. We're glad you have pleasant memories of the Valley and hope you come again!
This place is definitely worth a stop for families! Our 8-year-old daughter loves this museum because of the hands-on approach. Lots of historical information about the area, including mining, utilities, dam, and an in-depth movie star insight to the region. Half of the museum is...More