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Randsburg Museum

Randsburg, CA
+1 760-371-0965
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Thank you "Ordinary Tom" for the tour of the museum and your stories!

When we stepped into this little museum, we were transported back in time of the gold rush. Start... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin M
Los Angeles, California

We thought we'd call in here on Sunday en-route from Ridgecrest to Glendale & after checking the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
David E
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Run by the town historian, this museum explores the town's history.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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Randsburg, CA
+1 760-371-0965
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we stepped into this little museum, we were transported back in time of the gold rush. Start your visit of Randsburg by going there.

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We thought we'd call in here on Sunday en-route from Ridgecrest to Glendale & after checking the museums website assumed it would be open but on arrival at about mid-day found it shut with a 'Museum closed' sign on the door so rather disappointed. We...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank 707clayg
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank CCMH
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...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
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
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...More

Thank Todd H
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Its not a ghost town at all. Does not look appealing to get out and look arround. Just tourist trap.

Thank Simon V
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Been wanting to visit for a long time and were glad we did! The museum is small and quaint but full of information. They have an awesome mineral collection with fossils and gems, also Native American artifacts from the area. Needless to say the also...More

Thank Doozer2015
Reviewed 22 October 2014

If you need to know about the history of the Rand District, you're in luck. You're going to find a true desert gem in the "real live ghost town" of Randsburg (Eastern Kern County, California): The Rand Desert Museum. The capable docents Ann Pruett &...More

1  Thank 261viaggiatore
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24 July 2017|
Response from 707clayg | Reviewed this property |
Old West Day is on Sept. 17 this year and starts at 8:00AM with a pancake breakfast. It is listed as a one day event. I have not attended an event there so I do not know how crowded it is but the street is paved.