My husband and I were on a day trip and happened to drive through Smithfield, NC where we drove by the Ava Gardner Museum. Even though she was before our time, we had seen her in a few old movies and decided to tour the museum. What a wonderful surprise in this small town. After paying our admission ($8 for adults and $7 for seniors), we were taken to a room where we watched an 18-minute movie showing the highlights of Ava's life. It was very well put together as was the entire museum. There were lots of pictures, costumes, jewelry, books, posters, etc. A souvenir area offered everything from key rings to jam!