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Lake County History Center

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Address: 415 Riverside Dr, Painesville, OH 44077-5321
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+1 440-639-2945

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Amazing place

You really have to be into history to understand the work and effort that went into this. AMAZING is short on description. Great staff and all very knowledgeable. Every child... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 May 2016
Bob H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

You really have to be into history to understand the work and effort that went into this. AMAZING is short on description. Great staff and all very knowledgeable. Every child should go through this to get a sense of America and the times of this area, importance in civil war and the people that made this area great.

Thank Bob H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

It's a small museum. Very interesting. We enjoyed the history lesson. A great place to learn about the area. It was worth the minimal admission.

Thank PGPioneers
Willoughby, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Several of us visited the Christmas display. They have done a ssuper job of decorating. The staff was very informative about the history of the building. We didn't have lunch but it looked like a good value. We will plan to eat here next year.

Thank MartyLK
Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

The center was well organized, varied and items were well displayed. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Mary H
Painesville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

a blast from the past. For an all volunteer crew they keep this place very nice. very informative. and Their summer events are very nice

Thank kmar129
Ashtabula, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

We were given a tour of the house and given a very interesting talk. We were there with our group of people from all over the state. They were a little confused at first when we talked with them about the events but got straightened out as time went on.

Thank Shirley P
Painesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

The Christmas Open House was beautifully done and the Lake County history very nicely told. The staff and volunteers are very dedicated people and the move into this facility has been very good for the Society.

Thank donnamumma
Painesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

What an remarkable place. The grounds are kept beautiful. The gift shop Is open, which helps support the Historical Center. The clothes and all the memorabilia is just exquisite. This is a wonderful family outing. So much to learn and we always find new facts. Great experience for yopung and old. Beautiful setting.

Thank Anita S
West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

The layout of this museum is very nicely done; every room of this big house has a different, yet related theme. The History Center is well known for its collection of music boxes, but the Civil War, dollhouse and Mormon exhibits are also very interesting. (The Mormon exhibit presents a very different perspective as to why the believers left the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

I came to the Center for their annual paranormal exploration of the building, which is the old county poor house. My companions and I were so intrigued that we came back the next day to check out the exhibits. They really did a nice job with it. Many of the rooms were set up to show you what Victorian parlors... More 

2 Thank HistoryTravelerOhio

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