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“Wonderful Exhibits”

The Petaluma Library Museum
Ranked #7 of 56 things to do in Petaluma
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106 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful Exhibits”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you are interested in Petaluma history, you have to visit the Petaluma Library Museum. There are often special exhibits that are well worth attending.

Visited January 2013
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Glen Ellen
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161 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Wonderful local history museum!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

I live in a nearby town and have visited this museum probably a dozen times. The local exhibits are interesting, and the traveling exhibits are just great! I have seen the Vietnam exhibit, the Schlindler's list exhibit, and the Elvis exhibit. The bridal gown exhibit from the 1850's on was curated locally and was beautifully done. The building itself is worth a stop, with that lovely glass dome. Excellent docents and great local support make this a fine museum. Worth your time and effort to tour this attraction!

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“This is a gem!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is the finest local museum in the county. It is filled with fascinating memorabilia and the building itself is well worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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Petaluma, California
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“This little Museum is a great find”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

The Petaluma Museum is a real treat. First, the architecture is stately and lovely. The home exhibits are interesting and tell the story of the changing demographics of this area. The traveling exibits are amazing. I was most impressed with their exhibit on the Vietnam War and The Pirate Exhibit. Everything possible was done to make the experience come alive. It is quite impressive and certainly worth a visit. The Museum is not stuffy at all. It is alive and artfully tells compelling stories of the past.

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Petaluma, California
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A local treasure.”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

I love going through here, not only to see the current exhibits, which are always interesting, but to see all the local historical items that they house. It's like going back in time.

Visited September 2012
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