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Clarke's Collectibles & Lunchbox Museum

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Address: 3674 Hwy 20 E, Nice, CA 95464
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+1 707-274-9175
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The store is designed to bring a smile to your face which everyone needs...

The store is designed to bring a smile to your face which everyone needs now a days. Customers say it is like going back in time. As you find something to spark a great memory as a child. It was kind of a goal to do that very thing to people. It features a museum of 750 Lunchboxes plus one of the LARGEST Generic Vinyl Cases COLLECTION in USA, shelves filled with lunch boxes, bobby soxer ponytail accessories, cards, action figures, 8 track tapes, carnival items, front strike match books, Marx pinball machine games or toys, Year Books, Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Starting Line-Up sports, MIB collectibles and anything whimsical that we come across. Email us or call us if you want a private tour experience. We are on bus routes, across the street from a marina on Clear Lake, and right on highway 20 East between Highway 101 and I-5 North.

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Fun, Quirky "Museum"

During a recent trip to Nice, CA, the collectibles store and lunchbox museum was open Mon-Wed-Fri from 12-4 p.m., or by appointment. The lively owner and collector... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2014
Mary R
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Santa Rosa
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like memorabilia - most post WWII, especially lunchboxes and some circus / carnival items, you'll want to visit here. You can see the development of the lunchbox from tobacco tins to metal to vinyl. Just about any theme you remember from your childhood is here. If you like a cluttered, busy place, this place is for you. If... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Stopped by this attraction and it does not appear to be open. Located just off Highway 20 in Nice, California.

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Thank craig t
Deb C, Owner at Clarke's Collectibles & Lunchbox Museum, responded to this review

First off, I am sorry for any inconvenience that occurred from my not being open on the day you came by my museum. Due to a medical condition, I can only be open a minimal amount of time. If you came by on the weekend or a holiday like July 4th, I would not be open. The museum is open... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

During a recent trip to Nice, CA, the collectibles store and lunchbox museum was open Mon-Wed-Fri from 12-4 p.m., or by appointment. The lively owner and collector "extraordinaire" is Deb Clarke. Anyone who has been or still is a collector will appreciate her passion, and the breadth and depth of the lunchbox collection. Everyone else will find a quirky, fun... More 

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Lakeport, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2013

You will love stopping by the Lunch Box museum on your trip through Nice Call ahead to make an appointment. All those toys, games, lunch boxes, dolls and collectibles we grew up with in the 50's, 60's, 70's and beyond are here to rave about. Debbie's a gem...

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Manteca, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2012

I would have enjoyed coming here but the hours of operation seem to be few and far in between. She said call, I did that too. oh well

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Thank papergirl09
Management response:

I really am sorry that we did not return your call for a private tour or if at the time you called it said I was open. It is my fault period and actually it was what I needed to get back on track from feeling bad and getting my biz going again. It is not an excuse but I... More 

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