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“It is closed for the Summer :(”

Ruddy's General Store Museum
Ranked #18 of 130 things to do in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 8 July 2013

After spending four hours at Joshua Tree National Park we were ready to see Downtown Palm Springs and this was the first stop...however the place is closed for the summer. at 95 cents a person I guess....the owners are not losing much but it would be nice if this place was open during the summer to appease the summer travelers. July 5 2013 was our visit and the sign said closed until Fall.

There is a place next door worth visiting that is free as well as the Marilyn Monroe 25 feet tall statue! Good Photo op during the day!

4  Thank jdreynoldsjr
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"step back in time"
in 12 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 7 reviews
"american pickers"
in 3 reviews
"household items"
in 3 reviews
"trip down memory lane"
in 3 reviews
"depression era"
in 2 reviews
"parents and grandparents"
in 2 reviews
"dry goods"
in 2 reviews
"small entrance fee"
in 2 reviews
"woman working"
in 2 reviews
"private collection"
in 2 reviews
"labor of love"
in 2 reviews
"answered all our questions"
in 2 reviews
"huge collection"
in 2 reviews
"historical society"
in 4 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

I took my cousin there when he visited me, and we had a ball. No one else was there at the time, so the lady who manages it had time to chat. My Cuz and I were literally teary as we remembered 60 years back when we used to go to the little store on the corner and buy so many of the things that now lay displayed before us. Teabury gum! Dots! We must have spent an hour there, but pretty soon, others came, so we moved on to the next exhibit. And all for $.95, like a handful of change. Great stroll down memory lane.

4  Thank gayle92262
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

Visited here last weekend. Warm welcome upon arriving when the store opened. Very informative, part of a collection accumulated for over thirty years. It's a short stop among a few historical places next door. The items are just as you see in the pictures.

2  Thank sactrav66
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

We visited in March 2013; this attraction is located in a little square just off of South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs; it is part of a collection of small historical sites all located in what is called the Village Green area. It does only cost .95 to get in and contains a number of artifacts such as you would find in a general store of the 1930's era. Take the time to speak with the volunteers and you will get more out of the visit.

3  Thank VancouverLL
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Had to go back twice to see it and glad I did. Some odd hours but well worth the return trip to get inside. Authentic 20 - 40 general store supplies, most original and in the box. Shows what a shopper could get. Not original to PS but collected from all over this General store really is worth a stop.

3  Thank MarlinRatch
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