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Ruddy's General Store Museum

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Address: 221 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6310
Phone Number: +1 760-327-2156
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A re-creation of a general store during the 1930s and early 1940s, this...

A re-creation of a general store during the 1930s and early 1940s, this unique museum displays the original fixtures, hardware, medicines and products of that period.

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Great stop back in time.

This unique museum is worth way more than the 95 cent admission. This is a wonderful collection of 1930's to 1940's general store merchandise. It is a lesson to see how items... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Eric K
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Papillion, Nebraska
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Papillion, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This unique museum is worth way more than the 95 cent admission. This is a wonderful collection of 1930's to 1940's general store merchandise. It is a lesson to see how items were sold and delivered back in the day. If you looking for a way to spend 10-20 minutes I would highly recommend stopping in for a visit.

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1 Thank Eric K
Emeryville CA
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small museum, only one room, with a very small admission price of ninety-five cents! But it is an amazing collection of all kinds of items from household goods to clothing, to food and candy and tobacco and alcohol, to pharmacy and dry goods and whatever else might reasonably have been sold in a general store in... More 

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3 Thank ed_in_510
Escondido, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place! Didn't want to leave. Best 95 cents I spent in my life. It's a small museum but it every corner is filled with nostalgia.

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2 Thank CarmeninSD
Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ruddy’s General Store is great fun. Do not miss it! Ruddy’s contains original store supplies from late 1880s through the 1930s. It is quite authentic. The voluntary admission is only 95 cents! Hey, let them keep the change from the dollar! It is located downtown and on the free weekend bus stop. Do not miss this place. It is easy... More 

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2 Thank Robert H
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute little museum which is run by a nice old lady who looks like she had witnessed many of the museum displays earlier in her life. Her 15 years old puppy dog keeps her company and they make such a cute couple. The fee is 97 cents and they are surely worth it :)

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2 Thank Carlos C
San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had this on our must see list and found it when we finished our lunch. Sally, the woman who works up front is very friendly, and very informative!! We asked questions anout the yearly salary back then, and she even had a small pamphlet which answered all our questions! Cost is only $1.00 for admission and it is well... More 

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Rugeley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came upon this store whilst wandering. A very small entrance fee charge but the store is filled with masses of treasures from yesteryear.

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3 Thank milliekes
Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came with my wife based on some reviews but didn't realize that it was a very small museum in a town square setting. Not that that's a bad thing, it's just now what I was thinking of. There are thousands of items on display from regular life 80 to 120 years ago. It was interesting but don't plan to... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Collectors of advertising materials, ephemera, colorful and memorable items from an interesting period in the history of the United States of America are packed and displayed in this store. You pay a token amount of 1 dollar to the nice old lady minding the place who will gladly offer you a quick historical background about the place.

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

There area a handful of historical buildings and mini-museums next to each other in the heart of downtown so this is worth a few minutes to pop in and get a complete context for days gone by.

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