Mariposa Museum and History Center, Mariposa

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Mariposa Museum and History Center is located in Mariposa. A visit to Mariposa Museum and History Center represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mariposa visit planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • Loved the store front that is very well stocked with original items. Nice and friendly staff who answered all my questions. Took several pictures and impressed friends and family members back in Flori...  more »
  • We spent well over an hour here enjoying the exhibits. It's a very nice explanation of the history of Mariposa and the local area. We liked the exhibits showing how people lived over a century ago.  more »
  • What a surprise this was.....certainly not dull or staid or boring. Set out in different themes i.e.. School, doctor, shop....... The place was bursting with artefacts of the times and information to ...  more »
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  • It won't take too much out of your day to stop here and learn about the unique gold mining history of the area. Convenient parking.
  • Best history museum of several I visited recently. And it has a wonderful book selection.
  • Great place for kids and adult to learn more about California's unique history and how the Gold Rush shaped our state.
  • Quaint museum describing the gold rush days of Mariposa about 150 years ago. It is relatively small but full of goodies for anyone interested in history. Don't forget the outside exhibits and support the museum with its nominal admission fee.
  • Wonderful history and sell my pendants.

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Mariposa hosts a number of conveniently located hotels and motels. From here guests can to walk to the town's most popular restaurants, stores, and cultural attractions. To experience the Old West, consider staying in a more rural inn, cabin, or a converted ranch. You may have to compromise on comfort, but these lodgings pack plenty of character. A local bed and breakfast is a good option for many, blending charm with amenities such as air conditioning.
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