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Albany Regional Museum

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Address: 136 Lyon Street SW, Albany, OR
Phone Number: +1 541-967-7122
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10:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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A recommended historical museum in Albany, Oregon.

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History galore at this comprehensive and well put together

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
Deleen W
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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Albany, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank stillhall
Albany, Oregon
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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

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Thank LadybugDadeh
Albany, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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.

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Thank Jeanier34
Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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!

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Thank tessOregon
Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Jonathan S
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank busanio
Wellborn, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Elizabeth S
Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

This was so interesting -- I learned about the WW II camp Adair. I was amazed at the building in which it is housed because it is concrete and block and had been moved from another site. There are descriptions of when Albany used to host huge logging festivals.

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

There is so much to see and experience in the new displays that you need to allow at least an hour to browse and several hours to read and absorb all the local history information

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