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Antelope Valley Indian Museum stands against towering rock formations in the Mojave Desert. The large boulders become a portion of its interior while timbers from Joshua trees cover supports for its roof. (open Saturday and Sunday)

Calico Ghost Town Museum - Near Barstow, about two hours east of Los Angeles on I-15. One third of the town is original; the remaining carefully reconstructed to recreate the "spirit' of Calico's Old West past. Walking tours, exhibits, virtual photo tour. Open daily, except Christmas day.

Catalina Island Museum exhibits Native American artifacts, Catalina pottery and tile, photos and postcards from the 1880's to the present, and much more.

Fort Tejon - One hour north of LA on I-5. History, Exhibits, Civil War battle re-enactments. See troops of the Union and Confederate Armies, all authentically uniformed and equipped. Meet the soldiers & civilians. Tour their camps and see how they lived.

Homestead Museum - A century of southern California history awaits you at the Homestead Museum. This six-acre site dates from the era when California was still part of Mexico through the decade of the 1920s when Los Angeles had become a major American city.



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