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The Historical Museum of Bay County

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Address: 321 Washington Avenue, Bay City, MI
Phone Number: 9898935733
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Gift shop and easy to tour in a couple of hours or less.

Great way to learn about our little community. Some of the displays are permanent and some are rotating. Not too long for senior to enjoy. Little shop to purchase local books.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
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Bay City, Michigan
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Bay City, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Historical Museum several times. Bay City has a rich history and you will find out everything from the lumber industry to ship building and the golden days of the Wenonah Beach. It's all here and beautifully displayed.

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Bay County is lucky to have a Historical Museum that documents and preserves its history. Some exhibits are permanent. Some are changing.They also offer monthly programs on community topics of interest.

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Thank Sandra2D
Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Great way to learn about our little community. Some of the displays are permanent and some are rotating. Not too long for senior to enjoy. Little shop to purchase local books.

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Thank witchbroomstick
Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have toured this museum as a child and adult but I appreciate much more as an adult since I have a greater appreciation for history now. This is a great local history museum that gives a good general overview of the town's history as well as Michigan history for that region. There is no fee to visit this museum... More 

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Allegan, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Many items to read about. Videos as well in a small area to sit. Two stories with stairs/elevator. Interesting items about the lake and how the area impacted WWII.

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Thank coryhaiti
Bay City, Michigan
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Gives a fairly good over view of Bay City and Bay County's history. Some interactive exibits that children may enjoy.

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Thank Ardine B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere donations only short business hours call first so u can read the facts of the nice display u r looking at

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Lapeer, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Really interesting place, intelligently laid out logical tour. Lots of cool displays including interesting windows on local prominent citizens and we had not idea of the contribution made by Bay City in WW2. Lots of cool stuff to look at. Upstairs in the maritime museum is another world altogether. Nice and tidy building. Take at least an hour to look... More 

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Kentwood, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Wonderful place to visit, learn, and people watch. While some choose to forget their history, if you do you can brush up on it here.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

it was free to good place they take donations. they had a good mix of the local history from early to present

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