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“A mini-Ford museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center
Corner of Commerce and South 2nd Street, Clarksville, TN 37041
931 648-5780
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Ranked #6 of 23 things to do in Clarksville
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A mini-Ford museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

This is a neat little museum in downtown Clarksville. My Corvette club did a cruise to it on last Saturday. Admission on Saturday was free. I think it is about $5-7 during the week. It was about a two hour museum in my view. Lots of Americana stuff from Civil War photos and history, to a big diorama of electric trains, a bubble room with the possibilty of making full length bubbles to surround yourself with, to a room of porcelain birds and flowers by Boehm that was simply outstanding. A really eclectic collection of stuff that was very interesting to me. Kinda like visiting the Ford museum in Dearborne, MI, just on a smaller scale. Place was generous is open areas, well air conditioned, and just a nice place to spend a couple of hours. Easy parking nearby in a garage that was free on Saturday.

Visited June 2012
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Wartrace, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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“Unexpected quality and creative layout”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

While it has been a year since we were there...it was a Harley Davidson exhibit! My son loved the hands-on science area in the basement. I love the antique items and THE TRAIN SET! A Must see for all ages.

Visited March 2011
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Ashland City, Tennessee
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Small, but fun (and inexpensive)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

The kids love the activity room downstairs, especially the bubble room. It's like a mini-Adventure Science Center. The rest of the museum (with the exception of the model trains & antique fire trucks) is more geared towards adults. Children tend to loose interest in these areas quickly.

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New York, NY
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Perfect afternoon escape!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Very nice museum- the exhibits vary widely in tastes and types. Amazing kid's area with a bubble room! Really great historical section with all types of buggies and carts from the 1800's. Staff was very friendly. I got free tickets to the museum at the counter at F&M Bank (downtown Clarksville), worth a shot if you are interested in visiting. The gift shop has some interesting treasures!

Visited July 2011
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“BORING!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Don't waste your time. This place is so boring! If you must go to this museum, go on the" free day". I think it's either Sunday or Monday. Otherwise, save your money for a fun excursion in Nashville, which incidentally, is less than an hour away!

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