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The Historical Museum of Bay County

321 Washington Avenue, Bay City, MI
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Ranked #8 of 21 attractions in Bay City
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- May 19, 2014
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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I liked that there was a lot of information about Bay County. Sometimes there was a bit too much info, since I'm the kind of person who wants to read everything, and it might have been better to have more photos or graphics. Still, I definitely recommend a visit here for anyone curious about the history of this area.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This historical museum is fabulous! There were so many industries happening in the Bay City area for the last 150 years it is astounding. I kept saying to my sister "Who Knew all this was here?" I was fascinated and we spent a lot of time there in the museum and saw a lot of information on many family and... More

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Tri Cities
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Soooo much text ....light on display items / vignettes. Text inside glass cases difficult to read due to glass glare. So much to read and not so much to view. Was disappointed nothing about sunken ship shells / remains .....that were visible first time in a long time at the BC riverfront ......since we were there for the special ship... More

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Bentley, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I have been here a few times since I am from Bay City in Bay County ... I love the local history and enjoy the story of my hometown.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

They have so much information about the Bay County area. It is free to go through , but you can leave a donation if you want. No pressure a box is there if you choose to. Very detailed.

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

I didn't have high expectations for a small, local museum. I was wrong. This is a very nicely laid-out and informative venue. I learned a lot about Bay County and had a good time. The ladies on staff were very helpful and very informative. This was a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.

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Bloomingdale, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Freindly staff, fun, well done, air conditioned, something for everyone

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Bay City, Michigan
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

I went there to do some historical research on my ancestors. They have a nice small library of maritime books, particularly of the Great Lakes, and books the local area. Including some old books dating back to the 1920s and earlier. I even found a book that I had checked out of the local public ibrary 30 years ago that... More

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