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Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum

2 W Third St, Jamestown, NY 14701
+1 716-484-0800
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY honors the legacy of "The First Couple of Comedy" with the...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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207 reviews 207 reviews
137 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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23 reviews 23 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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endicott
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you are a "I Love Lucy" fan, as we are, this is utopia! 2 museums, side by side in Jamestown,NY one showing their personal lives and the other, showing their studio sets. I got a great education about both Lucy and Desi and the evolution of their lives and their careers. The cost is $15/person and is well worth... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Aside from the pure entertainment value of "I Love Lucy," there was a lot of pioneering that went into the production of this show. The genius of both Lucy and Desi were made evident in this museum.

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ohio, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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