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The Historical Museum of Bay County

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Address: 321 Washington Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-5837
Phone Number: 9898935733
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Our highlight of our visit to this area!

We spent nearly 3 hours in this free attraction, and if we had more time, it would have been longer. The theater has over 6 hours of film on demand, with various subjects. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Fountain Valley, California
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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent nearly 3 hours in this free attraction, and if we had more time, it would have been longer. The theater has over 6 hours of film on demand, with various subjects. There is a small gift shop, and two stories of exhibits, most of them fascinating. Great for history buffs, and for those interested in history, logging, lumber... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

A great place to go to learn about the history of Bay City and the surrounding area. A place to take your grandkids

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Bay City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

My daughter Madison and I love to walk on Center and enjoy the Architecture and Floral on Center. The Historical plaques help to keep it interesting and educate you about your walk. It is great in all four seasons. Take a look at the houses closely. There is a " Tour of homes" in early Winter still for a better... More 

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Sandusky, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I'll be honest, I wasn't all that interested in a good amount of the exhibits in the museum (early Native Americans, shipping aren't my thing). However, I won't let my lack of topical interest cloud my review. The museum is nice - the displays are set up well, and the place is clean and welcoming. You can't really go wrong... More 

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Bay City, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I volunteer at the museum library. Also have been to several of the temporary and permanent exhibits. On first Saturdays they have a speaker on a topical subject. Staff and volunteers are eager to assist people in learning about Bay County in general or their particular family or property.

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

I have visited the Historical Museum several times. Bay City has a rich history and you will find out everything from the lumber industry to ship building and the golden days of the Wenonah Beach. It's all here and beautifully displayed.

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Bay County is lucky to have a Historical Museum that documents and preserves its history. Some exhibits are permanent. Some are changing.They also offer monthly programs on community topics of interest.

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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Great way to learn about our little community. Some of the displays are permanent and some are rotating. Not too long for senior to enjoy. Little shop to purchase local books.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have toured this museum as a child and adult but I appreciate much more as an adult since I have a greater appreciation for history now. This is a great local history museum that gives a good general overview of the town's history as well as Michigan history for that region. There is no fee to visit this museum... More 

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Allegan, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Many items to read about. Videos as well in a small area to sit. Two stories with stairs/elevator. Interesting items about the lake and how the area impacted WWII.

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