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Albany Regional Museum

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Address: 136 Lyon St S, Albany, OR 97321-2703
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+1 541-967-7122
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00

A recommended historical museum in Albany, Oregon.

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local museum

small but very interesting with changing exhibits. Volunteers are very helpful and research library has some useful materials

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Skip T
Albany, Oregon
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Albany, Oregon
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

small but very interesting with changing exhibits. Volunteers are very helpful and research library has some useful materials

Thank Skip T
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Neat small local museum in a neat building in the downtown shopping area. Lots of neat artifacts and cool items great way to spend a half hour or so .

Thank simpleyme
Salem, Oregon
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24 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a terrific museum full of Linn County and Albany area history. It is well-laid out, wonderful photos, going room to room took me back to my childhood growing up in Albany. Many historical happenings are covered like the floods and Columbus Day storm in the early 1960s. Well worth the stop.

Thank Deleen W
Albany, OR
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

I have been a member of this museum for more than 10 years, and this was my first visit. There were two docents who were really knowledgeable and friendly. The four of us enjoyed different aspects of the museum and liked all of it. There was a lot to see - old pictures, recreations of businesses using antique props and... More 

Thank stillhall
Albany, Oregon
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

It's a great "as it was" cookiecutter view of everyday life in a regular town in the USA. No famous killings, nograt disasters snd no planet wide known celebrities- just a reflection on average life for the rest of us. Very Informative & very interesting

Thank LadybugDadeh
Albany, Oregon
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

Generally, not one for small local museums, and was pleasantly surprised at this one. Good presentation of the local history, the hostess was very knowledgeable, and they let you browse without hovering.

Thank Jeanier34
Albany, Oregon
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88 reviews
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

if you are a local and have never been to the museum you must go. There is so much history there. You'll learn some new things about our local community!

Thank tessOregon
Albany, Oregon
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2015

This museum has great displays of local history! It's not very big but I gave it a high rating because the quality of the exhibits and knowledge of the staff is quite high. If you're a history buff you need to vist.

Thank Jonathan S
San Jose, California
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84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2014

This small and charming museum is very nice to visit and gives the visitor an idea how Albany used to be when it was a more prosperous town. Especially fascinating is the display for the shoe shine business. Can't imagine how difficult life must have been for those folks more than 50 years ago.

Thank busanio
Wellborn, Texas
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Very interesting museum. Covers much of the Willamette Valley. Excellent displays, helpful staff, fine small library and easy access. This is a little jewel.

Thank Elizabeth S

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