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Address: River Market Antiques and Art Center, Columbus, GA
Phone Number: +1 706-653-6240

Take a trip down memory lane at this zany museum that has a collection of...

Take a trip down memory lane at this zany museum that has a collection of over 3,000 different metal lunch boxes from the 1951 Hopalong Cassidy model to 1970s favorites like Charlie's Angels and the rare 1980s E.T. box.

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What a nostalgic place!

Had time to wander around and decided to check this place out. I was pleasantly pleased. If you've ever had a lunch box, the owner, Allen Woodall, probably has it in his... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2016
Leo L
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Had time to wander around and decided to check this place out. I was pleasantly pleased. If you've ever had a lunch box, the owner, Allen Woodall, probably has it in his collection. He has over 2000 of them and only a select pieces are in the museum which is in a back room of a musty antique shop (that's... More 

Thank Leo L
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I am not sure what I was expecting but this was not it. I would have enjoyed the lunch boxes had they been in a nicer environment with other memorabilia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Well worth the trip! We had so much fun looking at and reliving childhood "memories"! I had a Campus Queen lunch box and hubby had a Star Trek Lunch Box. The kids loved the Keebler Elves Tree!

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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Took us both back to our childhood.Was fun looking at nostalgic items.Spotted lunchboxes I had as a kid.The antique shop was interesting but a bit pricey.

Thank Rhonda S
Monroe, Georgia, United States
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150 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

This is just a scruffy backroom in a scruffy flea market pretending to be an antique store. Don't bother.

1 Thank Rick H
Columbus, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Ok, so unless you are an avid lunch box collector I have no reason to recommend this place. When I think of "museum" I think of all kinds of history to be included in what I'm about to experience. I think of ways to introduce and elaborate on what I'll be looking at. You WON'T find that here. It's literally... More 

4 Thank lilladymo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

cost $5 to see lunch boxes. Over rated. It should be free. Seven older cars. Some furniture, but its in poor shape. The model airplane collection is free to see. I wonder if owner put his own place on trip advisor?????

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

A bit off the beaten path but fun. This place had my husband and I singing cartoon jingles all day. It isn't elaborate or posh by any means. The place was musty and had no air conditioning. But the attraction here is the nostalgia factor. Don't think kids would find this interesting. We left ours back at our hotel!

4 Thank Janine3908
Sanford, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

This is not for everyone, but if you like something out of the ordinary and a little bizarre then this is for you. At the very least, you will impress your friends with pictures of the largest collection of lunch boxes in the world. Of course, one of the most iconic boxes from my era was the Beatles lunch box,... More 

1 Thank BlueHighwaysGuy
Dublin, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

My husband and I had been looking forward to visiting the lunch box museum for several months, and we were so disappointed when we entered the back room of the building in which the museum is housed. There were rusty lunch boxes lining four walls and arranged alphabetically, which was quiet different than we expected. The scene did not measure... More 

4 Thank Merle G

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