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“Time well-spent”

Allen County Museum
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The museum is well-organized and a great way to spend your morning or afternoon. Plan at least 2-3 hours to be able to enjoy the displays on all 3 levels. The Shay locomotive is a nice tribute to Lima's history with the Lima Locomotive Works. There is an interesting display of foreign bodies that have been inhaled or ingested and removed from patients. There is an iron lung that was used for polio victims. No matter what your interests, I think you can find something that appeals to you. Next door to the museum is the Children's Garden which is a wonderfully-designed area. I especailly enjoy the museum at Christmastime each year because it is filled with decorated Christmas trees provided by various local organizations. It is more crowded at that time, but worth the visit each year. A quieter, less crowded time is also nice. Each time I am there, I see something that I didn't see before.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

This is a great small museum with some really wow exhibits. They combine local and regional events along with some really outstanding nationally known events and personalities. This museum is really worth a stop the next time you are in Lima.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have been to other museums and nothing holds up like Allen County. I am amazed when I run into people that have never been there.

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

This Museum is very large it will take at least 3 hours to go through. there are 3 floors of things to see. there is a hands on area for children, lots of history items, model railroad tracts. plus for $3.00 you get to tour the MacDonnell house which is beautiful.

Thank AnnetteE829
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Visited this museum some time ago on my many trips to Lima. Even my little grandaughter was able to follow about the history of the local and surrounding areas.
Staff were very informative and children well catered for.

Thank KenPMildenhall
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