Children’s Museum of the Sierra
The 4000-square foot museum is packed with a variety of activities to occupy the hands and minds of young people of all ages. Open year round, the museum offers the opportunity to explore, imagine, create, make choices and learn by doing.
Address: 49269 Golden Oak Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Phone: (559) 658-5656
Fresno Flats Historical Village & Park
The Village recaptures 19th Century life in the Sierra foothills, and the historic gold fields. The complex is built around two restored homes dating to the 1870s. There are also one-room schools, two 19th Century jails, and several other farm buildings. The village is open from dawn to dusk for self-guided tours. The museum and guided tours of the buildings are available from 10AM to 2PM daily.
Address: 49777 School Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Phone: (559) 683-6570
California State Mining & Mineral Museum
Explore a mining tunnel, see a detailed mine head working model and the State gem and mineral collection.
Address: Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Hwy 49
Phone: (209) 742-7625
Coarsegold Historic Village
Nestled in the Sierra foothills on the Yosemite Highway, Coarsegold is a historical southern link in California’s Gold Country. The Coarsegold Historic Village is home to a unique community of shops for local artists and services. Shaded foot paths and grassy areas also make the Village a pleasant way to spend a quiet afternoon with friends and family, where an outdoor lunch can be enjoyed at The Wild Fig, or refresh yourself with the wide varieties of drinks from Zander’s Coffee House. Annually hosting the Tarantula Festival and Coarsegold Rodeo, fun is sure to abound!
Address: Hwy 41, Coarsegold, CA
Phone: (559) 683-3900
Mariposa Museum And History Center
Step into the past: Historic relics and buildings make this one of the best small museums around.
Address: 5119 Jessie Street, Mariposa, CA 95338
Phone: (209) 966-2924
Sierra Mono Indian Museum
Manahoo! Welcome to the Sierra Mono Museum. The museum explores and preserves the cultural traditions and history of the Mono tribe. Come see the beautiful collection of Mono baskets, wildlife dioramas, and the nature trail leading to an Indian Village. It is open from April-Sept. Tues-Sat 10am-3pm, and from Oct.-Mar. Tues-Fri 10am-3pm. Join them for their annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow the first weekend of August for traditional Native American dancing, crafts, and food!
Address: 33171 Road 222 #3, North Fork, CA 93643
Phone: (559) 877-2115