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Mary G Hardin Center for Cultural Arts

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Address: 501 Broad St, Gadsden, AL 35901-3719
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+1 256-543-2787
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:00

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Check out their different exhibits. You won't be disappointed. Something different ALL THE TIME!! Christmas is FABULOUS!

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Diane D
Gadsden, Alabama
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Gadsden, Alabama
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Check out their different exhibits. You won't be disappointed. Something different ALL THE TIME!! Christmas is FABULOUS!

Thank Diane D
Southside, Alabama
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is the local center where events are held and exhibits are often put on display. It's in a beautiful building and located in downtown Gadsden in a safe area at the corner of 5th Street and Brad Street. It has the Courtyard Restaurant inside which is privately owned and is open for dinner and lunch Tuesday through Saturday. The... More 

Thank 754JJ754
Rainbow City, Alabama
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Always a joy to have a cultural aspect available so close to home. Thank you to all the sponsorships and volunteers for their great gift to our community.

Thank Mary M
Gadsden, Alabama
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

great place to go. have all kinds of activities,play room for the kids,a train fixed up to show old gadsden,that in itself is remarkable. a lot of different exhibits. has a nice restaurant in it with good food.

Thank catherine b
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We visited during Spring Break. The exhibit is in the building on the corner and the entrance is in the back of the building. The children's play museum is accessible through this door as well. We went upstairs to see the model train of the Gadsden area. Age appropriate fun for all ages. Gift show as you go into the... More 

Thank Evelyn K
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Very small and not much to see. Took my 4yo son to a How Toys Work exhibit and was disappointed. Very few exhibits in a small area and several didn't work at all. Upstairs there is an amazing model train that runs through a replica of old Gadsden. That was neat, but really not much to see by way of... More 

Thank MarBer1971
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

My husband and his friends had an event there. It was nice. The food was a little lame, but that may not have been the responsibility of the venue. The bar had good prices. The staff was helpful. The center is nicely located.

Thank dhardin
Gadsden, Alabama
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I don't find local museums so well done. Most are under-whelming. But the MGHC is really special. The first clue? An escalator???Probably the only escalator within 65 miles...wth??? There is always a myriad of changing exhibits and they are GOOD! One outstanding and ever present exhibit is a 20-30' recreation of Gadsden in the 40's with a working train and... More 

Thank JimE782
Gadsden, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

The Mary G. Hardin Center houses the Imagination Place, Cultural Arts restaurant, and is home to the Courtyard Concert Series. The Hardin Center is a great place for entertainment, food, fun, and families in Gadsden and surrounding areas. The Imagination Place is a wonderful place where my nieces always love pretending to shop, cook and play!

Thank lgarner110809
Gadsden, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013

From the traveling art exhibits to the children's hands-on exhibits, there is something for the entire family. It's easy to find and conveniently located in historic downtown Gadsden. Membership is very affordable and daily admission for non-members is a great value. It is worth the time. There is something for the entire family!

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