The Antelope Valley Indian Museum is located at 15701 East Avenue M, in Lancaster California. The museum houses artifacts and exhibits that interpret the Great Basin Indian Cultures. The unique structure was originally constructed in 1928 by homesteader/artist H. Arden Edwards and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. See www.avim.parks.ca.gov
for current hours of operation.
The multi-level museum building includes ramps and exterior walkways that provide access for people with mobility disabilities to most portions of the museum including the Great Basin Room, the Antelope Valley Room, the Southwest Room and Kachina Hall. The entire contents of the museum can be viewed on the museum’s website at www.avim.parks.ca.gov
Restrooms located inside the museum are generally accessible. The parking lot is composed of hard packed gravel and some visitors may require assistance reaching the museum from parking. The park does include a small picnic area and a nature trail neither of which are accessible due to topography and sand surfaces however an all-terrain wheelchair is housed at the park. Contact the park to inquire about availability. Phone: (661) 946-3055.
Definitions & Terms
Meets all or most of the current accessibility standards; most visitors with disabilities will not need assistance.
Meets many current codes and has few barriers, but some visitors with disabilities may need assistance.
Meets some current codes but has some barriers; many visitors with disabilities may require assistance.
Describes facilities that have been set aside and usually signed or “designated” accessible because they met accessibility codes when built. Such facilities may vary from newer suggested guidelines in specified ways, and improvements may be planned or ongoing. Minor variations from guidelines are not usually described. This term is often used for parking spaces that are reserved for visitors with disabilities even though there may be minor issues with slope, signage, or size.