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“Everything unusual”
Review of Museum of Whimsy

Museum of Whimsy
Ranked #20 of 58 things to do in Astoria
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Two floors of fanciful, odd, whimsical, quirky displays dating from the 1850s through to today. Housed in a historic 1925 bank building renovated in a grand style.
Reviewed 26 August 2017

What a cool find in little Astoria. The owner has accumulated all sorts of interesting artifacts from all over the world. I liked the French clown Donald Duck costume possibly made before Donald joined the world of Walt Disney. And there is the dog gargoyle from France too. Enjoy period furniture and costumes from early days and bygone times. Only costs $10 for the entire family.

Thank Blaine A
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museumofwhimsy, Owner at Museum of Whimsy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for the review and for describing a few of your favorite displays within the museum. Hope you find time to visit the MOW again.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

There are two floors of all sorts of treasures housed in a neo-classical style bank building from the 1920s. The museum features bead work from Native American tribes, African-American artwork, wax dolls, incredible place settings, a miniature house in a boat. Curator Trish Bright is a wealth of information about her museum. It is open only on the weekends.

Thank Robert C
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museumofwhimsy, Owner at Museum of Whimsy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to mention your favorite collections in the museum. I hope you visit again soon.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

My favorite place to recommend Astoria visitors to see. So many beautiful artifacts and a person can see something new and different with every visit!

Thank Rebecca K
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museumofwhimsy, Owner at Museum of Whimsy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Two stories of all different kinds of oddities to see and owner is super nice. Will definitely visit again!

Thank MissMermaidMarilyn
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museumofwhimsy, Owner at Museum of Whimsy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you so much for the review and your kind words!

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

I really enjoyed the art and creativity of this museum. I abhor the mundane museums you encounter in life this is not one of them. Enjoy your encounter.

Thank clausrock
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museumofwhimsy, Owner at Museum of Whimsy, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for your review, Clausrock. We were pleased to read that you appreciate the unique art and creativity of the MOW. Hope you visit again soon.

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