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Lucille Ball - Desi Arnaz Center

10 W Third St, Jamestown, NY 14701
716-484-0800
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Located in Lucille Ball's hometown and occupying only a single storefront floor, the Lucy-Desi Museum is loaded with memories, memorabilia and... more » Owner description: Located in Lucille Ball's hometown and occupying only a single storefront floor, the Lucy-Desi Museum is loaded with memories, memorabilia and merchandise for the true fan. « less
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Baltimore, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
75 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I am someone who grew up watching Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy on Nick at Nite with my grandmother. I loved being here. From getting to learn about her childhood, how she got into acting, to seeing her different sets and filming a Vitameatavegamin commercial, you will love being here.

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Bolton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My Wife is a big Lucy and Desi fan! we went with friends and were totally amazed of the amount of items on display. The admission was very reasonable considering the upkeep and the amount of pieces of the collection. it's a must visit bringing us back in time..

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Navarre, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

On Aug. 1, 2014 my husband and I visited Jamestown, NY specifically to learn about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The Lucy-Desi museum was very informative. One section is geared to Lucy's personal life and the other section accents her acting career. The museum houses some of Lucy's clothes, sets that were made to look like the sets on the... More

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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was my second time visiting and loved it as much as the first time. The artifacts are pretty amazing and the recreation of the sets has to be one of the coolest things to see as a Lucy fan. Should be on every fan's bucket list. I can see this museum expanding and becoming even better in the future... More

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was delightful to return "to my youth" (so to speak) with the tour of this attraction. We also went to the Lakeview Cemetery where Lucy is buried which was worth the effort in and of itself. The country-side around Jamestown is beautiful and we completely enjoyed the drive there. Jamestown itself is having economic hard times and its apparent... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My 9 year old daughter is a huge I Love Lucy fan so when we had an opportunity to go to the museum we took it. It was a lot of fun. We got to listen to stories through the phone and see a lot of different items both personal and from her entertainment life. My family and I really... More

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Decided to make a day trip to the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival as I have always wanted to visit the Lucy Desi Museum and Desilu Studios. As I have read reviews on Trip Advisor that Jamestown does not have much going on except for the Museum this was a great opportunity to take everything in about Lucille Ball at the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As someone who has watched "I Love Lucy" completely over and over again, I suppose my expectations were high: I wanted to have a sense of Lucy, Ricky, Ethel, and Fred, and hopefully, take some shots of memorabilia that was worth remembering. Let's see, there was a doorknob that had been used by numerous guest stars. A few outfits, darkly... More

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janine9868
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very nice place. went for my daughters benefit as she is a big "lucy" fan. She really enjoyed herself, and i thought it was good. we went during comedy fest though and it seemed they jacked up admission prices during the event, but this isn't the first place I have seen do this

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I visited several years ago and noticed a lot of additions to the museum. Being a HUGE fan, I truly appreciated all the artifacts and stories. Absolutely LOVED the sets - took me back to my childhood. Fee was reasonable for the two museums. If you visit, plan to check out the wall murals around downtown Jamestown, as well as... More

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