Great place to go! Oroville has a lot of history. Lived there for five years and would love to live there again! Great place to raise a family
One of only 3 Great Northern railroad depot left. Great display of historical items by the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society and the Oroville Visitor Information Center.
Visit the Oroville Depot Museum and enjoy Local history of Oroville (gold town) and mining, Indian cultures and dress, and lots of mining and railroad events.
The Oroville Depot Museum has fascinating exhibits about local history. I didn't expect a small-town museum to be so interesting. It tells a lot about the early boom days and later decline of the settlement of the area by Europeans, and the local railroad. The museum has a permanent display and a large room with exhibits that change once a year. The museum also has a small display of native American artifacts. The day we visited a member of the Okanagon band was there who patiently answered lots of questions, and told us about their history and ways of life.
This is such a wonderful little Museum filled with fascinating memorabilia and facts about this tiny town. The people that run this place are pleasant and friendly. Lots to look at and you truly get a feel for what it was like back then.
Friendly staff, exhibits that change, this is one of the best museums I have found in a small town. Clean, informative, you will not be disappointed at the amount of history in Oroville.
Nice small town museum, displays are changed each year. Also serves as the visitors information center. The staff is great and very helpful.Also visit the Similkameen Trail just down the block. The trail features historic signs, great views and features.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Similkameen-Trail/125033350876813
I have young kids and they enjoyed the museum, too. There is no cost - donation only. There is a great caboose to explore outside with old farm equipment. We learned about the history of the area and the Great Northwest railroad. The historian was informative and fun. We recommend checking this out.