Indian Museum of Lake County

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Indian Museum of Lake County

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floppsie256
Cleveland, OH22 contributions
Solo
The Indian museum is behind the Tech Center in Willoughby. There is a small sign out by the road and one on the door. As you enter there are display cases filled with the artifacts of Prehistoric peoples which have been recovered in Lake County. There are pictures of the digs and maps of where the items were found. There is a wide assortment of arrow heads, tools, pipes, games implements of daily life. There are also some rocks with etchings on them which depict maps and one etching with a cautionary tale for anyone who is wasteful. The docents are knowledgeable about native american culture and history in Ohio and very willing to answer questions and tell stories.
There was also a display of Alaskan native Americans when I was there. It was small but informative.
For locals or someone interested in prehistoric peoples it is worth the $2 admission fee,
Written April 16, 2012
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gary v
Federal Heights, CO72 contributions
Couples
This museum is a very good place to learn about the Indians that schools don't teach about. I WAS AMAZED too learn about the real know name indians of ohio.The display of pipes and pottery was a very interesting. The museum is moving to a new area and needs support from history buffs . this little gem needs more advertising. I would stop again.
Written June 15, 2016
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76desert
West Virginia319 contributions
Friends
This museum isn't very big, but don't let that deceive you. It's obvious the staff cares a good deal about their exhibits; when we visited there was a wonderful SW Indian exhibit, with a number of kachina dolls and baskets--very nicely done (this is a rotating exhibit; next summer it'll be Alaska natives). This museum profiles artifacts found at local dig sites from many centuries ago. I found, however, more interesting the exhibits from current tribes; in particular the needle boxes from peoples around the Great Lakes were fascinating--what works of art--I've never seen these before. In summary, I'm glad we visited, even though since they only open at 10 am it's an inconvenience. If your knowledge is limited about Native Peoples, the staff can help you appreciate what you're seeing/experiencing. I wish I could visit more small museums like this.
Written September 4, 2014
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RoadDogs70
Chesterland, OH195 contributions
Couples
Many years of accumulated artifacts tell the story of the natives of this area. Books, bones, tools, toys and clothes assembled by volunteers are proudly on display. I learned a few things. Volunteers are happy to answer questions.
Written November 12, 2012
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gingerriss
Mentor, OH798 contributions
Family
Its neat to go see if you have a couple mins of nothing to do. Other than that I would not plan a trip to see it.
Written April 18, 2012
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MuchTravel95
Cleveland, OH20 contributions
Museum moved about awhile ago to Mentor, 7519 Mentor Ave a112, Mentor, OH 44060. It is in the back, take the drive on the side of building.
Written October 23, 2021
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Ante L
Cleveland, OH37 contributions
Solo
The museum is home to over 60,000 items, with artifacts which were discovered locally as well as across North America. It's on the small side but you can spend 20 minutes to two hours there based on your level of interest in the subject. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Admission is extremely reasonable at just $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, and $2 for kids K-12. Pre-K kids are free. There are hands-on activities for the kids. A nice place to spend some time if you are in the area.
Written August 8, 2018
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msdlt50
Willoughby, OH3 contributions
Family
An out of the way, virtually unknown place. This museum deserves more attention and praise. You'll discover how Native Americans lived and worked, very informative.
Written July 1, 2018
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MartyLK
Willoughby, OH80 contributions
Friends
They have done a great job preserving our country's past. The artifacts are labeled and questions can be answered by the helpful staff. Good place for families.
Written December 21, 2015
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Zenarcher
Willoughby, OH6 contributions
Family
Guides are good. No real shortcomings. Not a huge place but the displays are interesting. Interesting area history.
Written February 18, 2015
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