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What a wonderful time !

Please take the time to go to Ruddy's and listen to all Sally has to say about Ruddy and his... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ycnangriff
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Freedom, New Hampshire
A step back in time.......

This is a great place downtown, right near the museum (also great). It is a fully stocked country... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia E
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Port Ludlow, Washington
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A re-creation of a general store during the 1930s and early 1940s, this unique museum displays the original fixtures, hardware, medicines and products of that period.
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221 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6310
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All reviews step back in time amazing collection depression era thursday thru sunday small entry fee private collection down memory lane historical society treasure trove huge collection worth a stop great trip unique experience admission merchandise collector signage
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Please take the time to go to Ruddy's and listen to all Sally has to say about Ruddy and his collection of wonderful items. It was cool, on a 100 degree afternoon, and right next door to the McCallum Adobe Museum (also wonderful). $1 to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place downtown, right near the museum (also great). It is a fully stocked country store circa 1900's. They have one (or more) of EVERYTHING imaginable in here. Kids will love it, there is so much to see and it is skillfully...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cynthia E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to taking a step back in time and visiting this museum. We stopped by on 3/27 and it was closed. There was no sign saying when they would be open again, and we were visiting during their stated business hours....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great find. The docent was a font of information and truly loved what she was doing. It was interesting seeing how many items are still used today.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank legsbell
Reviewed March 20, 2019

The museum is pretty interesting. It's amazing that someone saved all that stuff and has it in one place. When we were in the museum someone asked what something cost. LOL It's small and won't take you long to go through it unless you're a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank pattyr338
Reviewed March 5, 2019

rudys is such a cool store you can find anything here in terms of signage from like the early 1900s and onwards - must see

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Zachary R
Reviewed March 3, 2019

A fun little find as we were walking downtown. This little museum was built in 1987, but is set up to resemble a general store of the 1930s. It's filled with general store merchandise and fixtures collected by a depression-era liquidator and kept in a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Joanne W
Reviewed February 19, 2019

This place is a treasure trove of original products bought and sold over the years and truly a unique experience. Sally spent 25 years at the Historical Society next door and can keep you interested with stories and history. Always adding new things including her...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Kirk F
Reviewed February 7, 2019

What a great collection of way back items, PLEASE do not miss this if this type of place is up your alley, its just awesome and the collection of out of this world...

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Dante-Donna
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

A super cool place to see. Things from the 1800’s to 1945. It’s NOT a store. It’s a museum of things in the past. Everything in original packages and everything has original contents inside. It’s $1 per person!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Raul95037
May 25, 2016|
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
I know they close at 4PM. Not sure but I think its opens at 10AM
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Juanita R
February 24, 2015|
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
There's a few casinos in the area including one near downtown. They are Indian casinos
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