This should be included in any road trip through California's gold country. A fun afternoon to spend a few hours.
If you are interested in Merced or Central Valley of California, this is an excellent museum! Mostly volunteer staff does a very good job and the full time Director, Sarah Lim, is exceptional ! Interesting exhibits change regularly and a nice little shop offer lots of interesting books and other items at good prices.
We spent 2 hours here & could have spent longer. Our guide was great, patient & very knowledgable about the local area, he even suggested other sights to see & recommended local restaurants. The courtroom upstairs is impressive & the maps of the local area are interesting. I would highly recommend a visit whether you are from the area or... 更多
We actually viewed this place as a wedding venue, but was plenty surprised by the exhibits that told the story of Merced before it's present. I actually learned so much about the city's history. The volunteers who serve as guides and oversees the gift store were warm and so knowledgeable. I highly recommend people visit this free museum if you... 更多
The Hmong display was neat... the rest of the courthouse is cute and well spread out. It is small but big enough to spend at least 1hr.
I was actually viewing this for a wedding venue choice - lived in the area almost all my life and never had a visited. It is definitely a hidden treasure. The second floor is full of fascinating objects around the time of Merced's early years. There was much to see and even more to learn. My personal favorite was a... 更多
if you want to know the history of the merced area and the central valley, this is a great place to visit. fun for families with kids or solo/ couples. lots of great exhibits and you learn so much about the area.