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“Learn that cranberries are more than something that goes with turkey”
Review of Cranberry Museum

Cranberry Museum
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

If you're like us, you probably know little about cranberries other than the fact that we eat them at Thanksgiving. This free museum provides an opportunity to learn a bit about how they are grown and why they grow well in this part of the US. The museum is relatively small but informative. It is adjacent to a couple of cranberry bogs you can walk around where you can see fruit ripening in the field. But don't bother to talk to the person who staffs the museum, she will make you feel like you bothered her.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

This museum is quite educational. Take the time to read the information on the walls and you will be a little smarter about the history and development of the cranberry business over the past 100 plus years. The little gift shop has a plethora of cranberry everything you can think of. The prices are not cheap, but also are not prohibitive. We bought some cranberry/orange scone mix and some cranberry chutney. The proceeds go to keeping the museum going, so it is a nice gesture to buy something while you are there. Entry is free. The research center next to the museum has a walking self tour so you can actually see and experience a real cranberry bog. We were there when the flowering was just beginning. You need about 1 1/2 hours to do this right. If you are not interested in learning, however, you will be done in 15 minutes and most likely be bored, so don't go if you are looking for excitement. If you have little ones, it would not be a good place to go as you would have to keep track of them and would not be able to enjoy the information in the museum.

Thank Retsof1949
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Thought we would drop in to the Museum to learn about the bogs and growing of berries. We were quickly informed by the shopkeeper that she "has nothing to do" with the cranberry bogs right next to her building, and the research institute. Seemed a bit odd that she couldn't answer any questions about something that she is a part of? The museum does have a wonderful display of photography and vintage machinery, and information about cranberry bogs and harvesting. There is a small gift shop as well that sells everything cranberry. We picked up some cranberry nut butter and a few cranberry truffles, which were yummy.

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Reviewed April 5, 2012

With so few areas in the country that grow cranberries, it's really interesting to learn how they grow, harvest methods, and history of the local industry. It's a small museum but packs a lot in! And the tiny gift shop features quite a variety of food and other items cranberry-related! It's amazing what they pack in there!

1  Thank Ned K
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

It's great for a free museum. You can learn all you want about the cranberry growing process. You can walk around cranberry bogs. The gift shop is fun: lots of cranberry jams, sauces, candles, chocolates, etc. The only thing that would make it better would be samples! We got some assorted chocolates for the trip home that were divine.

1  Thank Susan A
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