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Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Cen

Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Cen

The Cultural Center & Museum is dedicated and committed to preserving the traditional life of the Indigenous Peoples of Payahuunadü, the land of flowing water. The Cultural Center Gift Shop has a beautiful selection of beadwork, silverwork, and artwork created...
Laws Railroad Museum & Historical Site

Laws Railroad Museum & Historical Site

Take a trip back in time and experience the daily life of the early settlers of the Owens Valley. The Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Site celebrates the rich history of the period and tells of a time when the railroad station was the heart of a bustling western...
Furnace Creek Visitor Center

Furnace Creek Visitor Center

Furnace Creek, the tourism hub of this magnificent national park was originally a mining settlement known as Greenland Ranch. Natural springs feed the many creeks that seep and flow through the park and it is this perennial water source that allowed for large alfalfa...
Rhyolite Ghost Town (Nevada)

Rhyolite Ghost Town (Nevada)

The remains of the old jail, the walls of the 3-story bank building, and the train depot (privately owned) are about all that’s left from the boom-and-bust lifespan of the town of Rhyolite. It was once a lively, social community that hosted dances, Sunday school...
Goldpoint Ghost Town

Goldpoint Ghost Town

Gold Point, Nevada is a well preserved ghost town in Esmeralda County, Nevada. The community was named after the local gold-mining industry. Gold Point is the southern terminus of Nevada State Route 7
Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center

Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center

Situated just south of Lone Pine at the junction of US Highway 395 and CA State Route 136, this beautiful facility is operated by federal, state and local governmental agencies, including the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Los...
Bodie State Park

Bodie State Park

Bodie State Historic Park is about 25-miles north of Mono Lake, the last 10-miles along a dirt road that can be somewhat rough. Although the park is open from about mid-March, the road may be closed to regular vehicle traffic due to snowpack. Oversnow equipment is...
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery

Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery

The Mt Whitney Fish Hatchery was once the largest and best equipped hatchery in California. In 2007 a large wildfire burned upstream of the hatchery and a year later a heavy thunderstorm resulted in a massive mudslide that swept down the scarred, barren Oak Creek wash...
Mono County Museum

Mono County Museum

Located in Bridgeport, CA. the Mono County Museum is in the original Bridgeport Elementary School built in 1800 and subsequently moved to Bridgeport Park in 1964. It is operated by the Mono County Historical Society founded by prominent watercolor artist Lee Symmonds...
Mono Basin History Museum

Mono Basin History Museum

Original equipment, artifacts, tools, and memorabilia from the early Native American inhabitants to the miners and settlers who moved here are on display in this museum located in Lee Vining, near Mono Lake. Mono Lake (pronounced moh-no) is a large, shallow saline...
Shoshone Museum

Shoshone Museum

The Shoshone Museum houses a large collection of artifacts and documents that record the history of small mining community. It also serves as a showcase for the geology and natural history of the Amargosa and Death Valley region. With the establishment of...
China Lake Museum

China Lake Museum

This is rocket science. Located on the grounds of the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, the China Lake Museum is a fascinating destination for anyone interested in naval air and surface armament and technology. The China Lake Museum Foundation shares this...
Amargosa Opera House and Hotel

Amargosa Opera House and Hotel

At a remote, dusty intersection on the east side of Death Valley National Park at Death Valley Junction, there is a long, low, white building that was transformed into an oasis for dance, theatre, and entertainment. It is the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel. It was the...
Fish Lake Valley Heritage Center and Museum (Nevada)

Fish Lake Valley Heritage Center and Museum (Nevada)

Located next to Wagon Wheels RV park in Dyer, Nevada, the Fish Lake Valley Heritage Center and Museum was created by local resident, Linda Williams, to record and protect the history of this remote, agricultural valley. After establishing the museum, folks from around...
Mammoth Museum at Hayden Cabin

Mammoth Museum at Hayden Cabin

Constructed in 1920 by an early map maker of the Eastern Sierra, Emmett Hayden, the Hayden Cabin was once an angler’s retreat. Today it houses the many photographs, documents, artifacts, and stories of the old days. Experience historic Mammoth Lakes during a...
Goldwell Open Air Museum (Nevada)

Goldwell Open Air Museum (Nevada)

It’s a museum, but in the open air. An incredible sculpture known as “The Last Supper” was created by the late Albert Szukalski, a Belgian-born artist renowned for his works that he called “Ghosts.” This life-sized sculpture is surreal and commanding in this...
Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center

Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center

The Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center, ½-mile north of the town of Lee Vining, is open seasonally in the warmer months and houses beautiful interpretive displays about the wonders of Mono Lake. It is geographically, geologically, and historically unique and...
Eastern California Museum

Eastern California Museum

The Eastern California Museum was founded in 1928 and has been operated by the County of Inyo since 1968. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret objects and information related to the cultural and natural history of Inyo County and the Eastern Sierra, from...
Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park (Nevada)

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park (Nevada)

Another of Nevada’s true ghost towns Berlin, a mining town dating back to the 1890s, is part of this state park that has another older history. It has the most abundant fossilized remains of the one of the largest known ancient marine reptiles—the Ichthyosaur—dating...
Manzanar National Historic Site

Manzanar National Historic Site

The Manzanar National Historic Site is a stirring reminder of a period in our history that should not be forgotten. During World War II over 10,000 Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens (men, women and children) spent all or part of the war detained...

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