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“An excellent small museum”

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center
Ranked #2 of 41 things to do in Longmont
Certificate of Excellence
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Forks, Washington
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“An excellent small museum”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

One of the better small museums I've seen. I would recommend a visit if you are in the area.

We saw the permanent local history display. It covers the general area and not just Longmont which makes sense since Longmont was a major hub for the historic farming communities in the area many of which no longer exist. I thought the exhibit was extremely well done. It is small but that reflects the size and probably the financial resources of the organization. They went for quality over quantity and I thoroughly enjoyed the results.

We also saw the two special exhibits "Around the World in 80 Dolls" and "Carve! Selected Works from the Champion Cottonwood". The dolls were fascinating. They were dressed in the costumes of their county of origin. Information was included with each so I could tell what I was looking at. The Champion Cottonwood was the largest tree of its kind until its death.The wood was given to local artisans and this display shows the results.

Their permanent exhibits are free, special exhibits are $5 for adults, $3 for students/seniors, free for kids under 5. Parking is free. The staff is friendly and there is a small bookstore with some well chosen local history works in it.

Visited January 2014
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Longmont, Colorado
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

They always have a good outlook on the area. Some of their shows are as highly rated as some of the Denver Art Museums. Always worth the stop.

Visited January 2013
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Eagle, Colorado
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lego exhibit”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We visited the museum with our family during the Lego exhibit. There were dozens of Lego creations constructed by local artists. We thought our granddaughters would enjoy the exhibit, but it was really the adults that were fascinated. We look forward to the next exhibit.

Visited August 2013
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Bloomington, Indiana
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48 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Interesting collection plus Lego activity for kids”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a good place to take visitors, especially if younger kids/grandkids are part of the group. The collection of exhibits that would appeal to adults is interesting and manageable in terms of time needed to enjoy them, and the hands on Lego activity for children is both large and very entertaining.

Visited August 2013
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Milton, VT
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great space for local history and special exhibits”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Great displays of local history, beautiful view and a fun special exhibit which taught me a lot about the Day of the Dead

Visited October 2013
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