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Ruddy's General Store Museum

221 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6310
+1 760-327-2156
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Fully stocked 1930's general store - so unusual!

Worth a stop at this very unusual general store museum. The shelves are jam packed with unused... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cheap_trav_gal
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Oregon
Well worth a visit

A most fascinating small museum filled with one man's collection of artefacts from 1930's grocery... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
773Gareth
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London, United Kingdom
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A re-creation of a general store during the 1930s and early 1940s, this unique museum displays the original fixtures, hardware, medicines and products of that period.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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221 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6310
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+1 760-327-2156
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"step back in time"
in 12 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 7 reviews
"american pickers"
in 3 reviews
"household items"
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"trip down memory lane"
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"small fee"
in 4 reviews
"depression era"
in 2 reviews
"parents and grandparents"
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"dry goods"
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"woman working"
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"spend minutes"
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"labor of love"
in 2 reviews
"answered all our questions"
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"huge collection"
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"historical society"
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"entrance fee"
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"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth a stop at this very unusual general store museum. The shelves are jam packed with unused original merchandise. Nicely organized and so interesting to see old brands, packaging and advertising claims from the past.

Thank cheap_trav_gal
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A most fascinating small museum filled with one man's collection of artefacts from 1930's grocery stores. First class

1  Thank 773Gareth
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing collection! It was fun to visit and we really enjoyed looking at the old time General Store “medicine”, early beauty items mostly from the depression era 1930’s to 40’s and lots more. Cost a buck to enter.

Thank Chiefly1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty amazing collection of general store items, huge collection of old bottled medicines. Only a dollar to enter, you won’t be disappointed.

Thank Wanderer0213
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The lady that runs this place is so informative. We stayed for an hour because she was so interesting. Step back in time.

1  Thank joanndx10
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Ruddy's General Store Museum houses an amazing collection of general store merchandise and products such as household items, hardware, medicine, beauty products, groceries, sewing notions, advertising signs, etc. This well laid-out museum is a replica of a general store from the 1930's to the early...More

2  Thank Joan H
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ruddy's General Store Museum! It truly is a step back in time. There is much to see and we found it very fascinating. We could imagine seeing the things on display in a real general store many decades ago.

1  Thank Sixeye
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a small museum. The admission is 95 Cents. It is one man's personal collection that has been setup like a general store. It is cute, and nice to see all of the items, but its definitely not a "can't miss". It was something...More

2  Thank GreenEyedGirlVA
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

After we visited the Agua Caliente Museum next door we wandered into the Ruddy's Museum. What a great discovery! When you walk in you are greeted by Sally. She is a fount of information not only about the museum but about the history of Palm...More

7  Thank drsoozie
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

It was a wonderful experience seeing all of the antiquities. Visit every time we come to Palm Springs!!! The lady behind the desk (Sally) was very informative and made the experience that much better!!'

2  Thank pearlmom
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Raul95037
26 May 2016|
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
I know they close at 4PM. Not sure but I think its opens at 10AM
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Juanita R
25 February 2015|
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
There's a few casinos in the area including one near downtown. They are Indian casinos
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