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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 15 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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ohio, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Very nice self guided tour thru two buildings, the Lucy-Desi Comedy center and the Lucy Museum attached next door. One admission price does it all. It was wonderful to look at, remember, and reminisce the good old days from the Golden Age of TV. All the displays are wonderful , including Lucy's 1972 Mercedes! An audio tour package is also... More

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Libertyville, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

this is really two museums. one is her and his personal life and history. one is the business end of the story--movies and tv shows. highly recommended. one admission price for both. two hours should do it.

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Ransomville, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Just a wonderful trip back into the younger days of comedy on television. The Lucy show was such an icon for the baby boomers and this Center dipict the prop from the stage sets that were exactly like the scene on the "I Love Lucy" and "The Lucy Show". It was very nice to see the costumes and clothing that... More

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Lucy-Desi museum and Desilu studios museums were great. The sets from their NY apt. and the California ste. were nicely redone. They had some costumes, and props from certain episodes. They also had some nice old photographs of Bill Frawley & Vivian Vance from earlier in their acting career, when they were in movies. I remember watching Bill Frawley... More

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Ohio
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112 reviews 112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This was an amazing place to visit in a picturesque town tucked into the mountains. I enjoyed the scenery getting there almost as much as visiting the Lucille Ball - Desi Arnaz Center. The center has sooooo much to offer whether you are a die-hard fan or just grew up watching I Love Lucy over the years. The amount of... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Grew up watching I Love Lucy. Enjoyed the stage sets of kitchen living room and hotel room from the California trip.

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Mishawaka,IN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Just not my thing. I went through it in about 10 minutes. The museum itself had a great staff and seemed to offer a thorough amount of history on Lucy/Desi. If your into that type of thing, then by all means go. The town itself seems to only have Lucy/Desi stuff as a draw. There really isn't much else to... More

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Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was my first trip to the Lucy and Desi Center for Comedy. As a true fan of Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and all that they became and created in their career tenure, I wish the museum was supported more to be the pop culture entity it deserves to be. The museum ticket was part of the Lucy Race Weekend,... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We travel I 86 at least twice a year, headed to the Finger Lakes region. Often, we have said we wanted to stop in Jamestown to see the Lucy/Desi Museum. This trip to the Finger Lakes, we added an additional day and did just that. The Museum is reasonably priced and right downtown. It consists of two parts: the Lucy/Desi... More

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Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lucy's hometown represented her very well. Showed her awards, TV guide covers/pictures, apartment furniture, and was very, very well narrated by the tour guide..

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