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Allen County Museum & Historical Society, Lima

(4.5/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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  • I have visited the museum more than once, mostly with kids.this was the first time for my husband and he thoroughly enjoyed it! He even wants to go back without kids, so he can read things and look at...  more »
  • The museum has an interesting collection to visit and enjoy. This is interesting to both old and young alike. 
  • Sorry folks, this is a decent local museum but nothing to rave about unless you are a train aficionado, in which case you will find the archives to be spectacular. They have a Shay locomotive in the m...  more »
  • The Allen County Museum in Lima, Ohio is one of the Top 25 Museums in the United States and the only one in Ohio, one of the other top 25 museums is Henry Fords Museum. The Museum has so much to offer, from a Shay Locomotive in the building to a Childrens Discovery Center. A good tour through the museum will take over a hour, don't miss the John Dillenger display, a fine Gun collection and one of the best rock collections, students from Ohio State are required to identify different rocks in the collection as part of their studies. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 1-4 pm. Closed on Monday and some holidays. Oh, and be sure to visit the McDonnel and log hose next to the museum. There is a $3 charge to view the McDonnel house.
  • Very nice and interesting museum. Shows a lot of the interest from the area and from an era gone by. Staff are very nice and helpful. Has a very nice childrens garden outside. A little cramped on parking but for most of the time, it is ample enough.
  • Nice place to see some of the local history.
  • A nice place to take your family too
  • This museum has always been great. even better with the remodel a few years ago. People in the museum are friendly and eager to assist.