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The Doo Wop Preservation League Museum

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Address: 4500 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260
Phone Number: 609-729-4000
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Description: League and tours dedicated to preserving the twenty-five, or so, vintage...
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Free neat museum, and the bus tour is worth taking!

After reading other reviews, we knew the museum was open on Thursday evenings (and double checked the door sign a few days before to be sure). Great little museum with 50s... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Charlemagne, Québec
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The fee is $12.00 for a 1 and a half hour tour. The tour leave at 20:00 hours. Went I bought my ticket, the brochure mentioned a trolley tour. But as I was waiting for the trolley, a school bus with black tinted window park in front of the tour center. I had a discussion with the tour guide concerning... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

After reading other reviews, we knew the museum was open on Thursday evenings (and double checked the door sign a few days before to be sure). Great little museum with 50s memorabilia-wish it was bigger! We took the bus tour with our 9 and 12 year olds - a little nervous they would be bored. They loved it! Our tour... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

great little free museum to check out and the volunteers there are friendly with a lot of knowledge. Definitely take the Neon Trolley tour on Thurs. nights at 8pm cost $12.00 pp but worth every penny. Guide was very knowledgeable about Doo Wop era and made it a fun hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

people really need to know Wildwood's history wow can we get those old day's back like the old rides such as Dracula's castle, the hell hole and Alfred Hitchcock's manor, keystone cops,the Golden Nugget& hunts pier...flyer roller coaster...that's the Wildwood I know...

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

First, unless you're familiar with Wildwood's meaning of Doo Wop in reference to a style/era of architecture, you might think this museum is dedicated to music. It's not. Second, good luck finding it open because there never seems to be set hours and if they exist, they're not very convenient to anyone wanting to check out the place. This is... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Brings back good memories. Lots of items from the past. Right off the boardwalk, easy to get to. Free admission.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Preservation Museum offers a very enjoyable bus tour of the famous Doo Wop style neon signage of the 50s and 60s. We knew little about the history of The Wildwood and learned a great deal about the architecture, and more interestingly, the neon signs that was it's claim to fame in the day. The tour left (on a school... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stopped and had a look around. There is a lot of neat old memorabilia from the 40s and 50s and 60s. And it's nice to take a look at how things used to be.

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Saint Jerome, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

had heard about this place and I just have to say that you have to go there when in Wildwood. Such memories of yesterday so well preserved and presented!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wildwood is trying very hard to maintain it's mid century feel and the preservation museum has many items on display including old neon, period furnishings and story boards. Take a half an hour and check it out. They also arranged a private bus tour for our group driving by many examples of mid century architecture and classic neon. Great time.

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Address: 4500 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260
Phone Number: 609-729-4000
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Wildwood

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