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Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum

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Address: 2 W Third St, Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone Number: +1 716-484-0800
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY honors the legacy of "The First...
Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY honors the legacy of "The First Couple of Comedy" with the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum. The museum attraction is open seven days a week, and features replica sets, Lucille Ball's Emmy awards, costumes, rare memorabilia, and much more.
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But Ricky

Probably not too many people know that one of the greatest comedians of all time came from the little town of Jamestown NY. Lucy made us ALL laugh with clean humor. She will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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215 reviews 215 reviews
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Probably not too many people know that one of the greatest comedians of all time came from the little town of Jamestown NY. Lucy made us ALL laugh with clean humor. She will be remembered forever in my heart and in this museum. Love you Lucy.... LUCY you have some splain'in to do:)

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Jamestown, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you grew up with I Love Lucy, you must visit the Lucy Museum in Jamestown New York( Lucy's hometown, The museum will bring back many memories both funny and sentimental. It's a good hour or more recalling the queen of comedy with Desi, Ethel, and Fred, The television stage sets and the actual old tv shows and costumes will... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Visited during Lucy fest to commemorate her birthday which is the best time to go. This is a must see for any Lucy fan! Small but will give you great insight into Lucille Ball, Desi, "Fred", and "Ethel". Admission funds the museum.

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Russell, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

the Desi Museum is great for us old timers that remember this great couple. Its a great place to visit to see remakes of the old sets and clips from the shows.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A must see while in Jamestown! There are actually 2 museums to explore. And a cemetery! And murals. And a theater.

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Delmar, New York
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259 reviews 259 reviews
178 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We made a point of going 75 miles out of our way during a trip to the Finger Lakes Region/Niagara Region of New York State to make a "pilgrimage" to Jamestown, NY to visit this Center which is a tribute to both Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and their much loved and celebrated T.V. CLASSIC sitcom - "I Love Lucy".... More 

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gensac
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We spent an enjoyable afternoon learning about the legendary Lucille Ball. Lots of memorabilia including mock up of film sets, costumes etc.

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Manama, Bahrain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This museum - modest from the outside - opens up inside into a host of Lucy memorabilia in Ms Ball's home town. It includes sets and costumes, various of Lucy video clips plus information about her husband(s) and children. There are two good gift shops on site.

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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What is not to like? It was filled with all things Lucy and Desi. Lucy Arnez does a great narrative if you rent to hand held thingy to do the tour with. I think it was 7 bucks to rent.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This place is just plain sad. I enjoyed watching "I Love Lucy" in reruns as a kid during the 1970s as much as anyone, but this place is really a waste. A recreation of some "I Love Lucy" sets, with some lifesize cut-outs. Who cares? If you are someone to whom "I Love Lucy" is very important, like a Trekkie... More 

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