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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: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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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as I am a fan, was very pleased to see all the different props from the "I Love Lucy" show. The shop has plenty of Lucy memorabilia to purchase and if your staying the night in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Pontiac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

as I am a fan, was very pleased to see all the different props from the "I Love Lucy" show. The shop has plenty of Lucy memorabilia to purchase and if your staying the night in the area, I recommend the Holiday Inn Express

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Mrs. M wanted to visit here, but I wasn't too keen on the idea. Turns out it was fun for both of us. The ticket price gets you admission to two museums, one focusing on the TV aspect of Lucy and Desi and the other focusing on Lucy's life. I particularly liked the TV museum. There were reproductions of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We are on holiday from Australia and came to Jamestown especially to visit the Lucy and Desi/I Love Lucy museum. We did our tour with the audio component (read by Lucy Arnaz) and found both of the museums to be fantastic. The museum with replicas of some of the rooms from I Love Lucy was my favourite. This attraction is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As a huge fan of all of lucille balls endeavors I just had to visit James town nyc. The museum's are small and have a lot of random items in them. Seeing her dresses in person have me chills. The museum overall delighted me. And was worth the visit.

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Garfield Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had a wonderful time this past weekend reliving Lucy & Desi. Spent about 3-hours (taking my time) checking out the Museum and the exhibits next door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I will definitely go back just to see the museums again. The staff in both of the museums were very friendly and offered to assist. For a Lucy fan, these were fully of great artifacts and actual items from Lucille & Desi. It's a must see when in Jamestown and the pricing is very reasonable.

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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 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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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 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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