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Klamath County Museum

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Address: 1451 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601-5989
Phone Number:
(541) 883-4208
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Explore the history of Klamath Falls and the Upper Klamath River Basin...

Explore the history of Klamath Falls and the Upper Klamath River Basin through dozens of exhibits covering anthropology, natural history and more recent history. Outdoor exhibits can be viewed any time. A native plant garden includes more than 150 species of wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees and lichens.

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Great Museum in a Small Town

It's not the Smithsonian, Chicago's Museum of Natural History or the California Academy of Sciences, but it's a great museum for a small town. Among the more unique displays is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Multiple exhibits are broken and they apologized for the heater being broken (it was likely about 55-60 degrees inside) but it wasn't a waste. It's small town history which I enjoyed reading about. I would've liked a better retail/store at the front.

Thank Michael B
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not the Smithsonian, Chicago's Museum of Natural History or the California Academy of Sciences, but it's a great museum for a small town. Among the more unique displays is information and artifacts from the only civilians to die in the U.S. from enemy action during WWII. Out front is a wildflower garden displaying many species typically found in this... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came to Klamath Falls,OR from Sonoma County,CA looking for a nice little town to get away from the bigger towns. We came across "Things To Do" and stumbled upon this museum so we decided to check it out. Which was a fabulous idea! There was a really sweet woman who was working at the front desk... More 

Thank ssajtna92
Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Stopped by for a look on a quiet Saturday. We paid $5 each to get in. There were probably about 8-10 other visitors at the time. The museum is located inside the old national guard armory building. A part of the old floor still exists which is cool, as well as the stage area. There is a room designated to... More 

Thank Cheryl M
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Lots of interesting local history exhibits. loved the rock collection and glow room. Fossil display was well designed for a small space. plan bout 1 - 2 hours for a visit to this place.

Thank lorraine j
Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

We didn´t plan to come here, but since the weather was so bad we paid it a visit and were not disappointed. There is an excellent exhibition about animals living in the region, how Indian tipis are built and a touching record of the local Indian wars.

1 Thank Marchlewski
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This museum seems to be geared towards Veterans of the Vietnam War and some WWII. There is also exhibits about the Modoc and Klamath Nations but I was disappointed in how the descriptions were "dumbed down" and really did not depict how the nations lived. The mineral and rock exhibit was neat and our daughter liked the black room that... More 

Thank Randi C
Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

A visit to the Klamath County Museum will give visitors a comprehensive overview of the Klamath Basin. Well worth the admission price!

Thank Lynne L
Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We visit lots of small town museums and this one has lots of variety.... We would recommend it to anyone that has an hour or so... My wife liked the old time music display and liked the "Modoc War"explanations....

Thank Don H
Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

There was uch a diversity of things to see and learn about this area. From the Modoc wars in the 1800's, to pushing a button and guessing which animal is making the sound you hear. Great displays of historical significance and also objects that you say "My grandmother had one of those!" Well worth a visit.

1 Thank Macvitie98

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