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Our local friends took us here during our visit to Big Bear.
Tells the history of the area, the history of the old and the present dam, mining equipment, logging equipment, relocated local structures (cabins, schools, etc.)
Let the kids do some panning. They will...More
I was not expecting such an incredible experience! It was only $5 and well worth it! I’m 30 years old but really really enjoyed the walk through of the cabins! There was many things that reminded me of growing up in upstate ny that my...More
I was actually surprised to learn a lot about Big Bear that I did not know, although I have been going there every year for the past 40 years! A great place to visit, and a Great Place for kids to learn.
This was my 3rd trip up the mountain, and never knew about this place! So glad I looked up points of interest in my GPS. Very interesting historical buildings, tools, clothing, and stories. Stopping by the blacksmiths are a definite must do. The absolute highlight...More
We spent a couple hours at the museum on a Saturday afternoon. My son initially complained about seeing a museum before we got there, but when we left, he said, "OK, mom, that was actually pretty cool." So it is kid-approved. We enjoyed touring the...More
Went on a weekend. Enjoyed looking at all the historical artifacts and learning a little about the history of Big Bear. They had a blacksmith shop and place to pan for gold. Also had old cabins with relics in them to give an idea of...More
Learn about the history of Big Bear while viewing artifacts from a by-gone era. Lot's to see here, old buildings, antiques, gold mining equipment, blacksmith. Volunteers are friendly and very informative. The kids will have a blast! Please donate what you can to help them...More
Love this place... They have a gold mining experience for you to enjoy, you get to watch horseshoes being shaped and are given one, learn much about the history of Big Bear, which is fascinating. Many little houses that existed way back when with docents...More