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Address: 321 Washington Avenue, Bay City, MI
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Very nice atmosphere donations only short business hours call first so u can read the facts of the nice display u r looking at

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Bay City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

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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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Massachusetts
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Address: 321 Washington Avenue, Bay City, MI
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City

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