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Ava Gardner Museum, Smithfield

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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  • I loved Ava when I was a teenager, she was beautiful, sophisticated, and a wonderful movie star. The museum captured her life from beginning to her end, a wonderful experience. 
  • Not having watched Ava Gardner movies this museum tells all and is very informative. The film they show before you walk through the museum helped understand the beautiful movie star. Amazing town that...  read more »
  • Did not know AVA was from smithfield or even lived here. We spent about an hour looking and reading about her history. 
  • Ava Gardner quite possibly could have been NC's 1st fashion/beauty icon. A definite addition to your "Places to See Before I Die" list. Loved every minute of it. The musuem volunteer was as walking talking Ava Gardner historian. She made my visit even more memorable.
  • it helps you unerstand the history about ava gardner
  • The staff was extremely pleasant and welcoming. The number of artifacts was amazing. Well worth the trip!
  • Have been trying to go here for the last two years; the wait was worth it. Extremely informative. All about a hometown girl who hit the big time. The staff was knowledgeable and very polite and did not mind chit-chating (did not hesitate to get my wife some water when needed). Prices are reasonable. I would highly recommend this place, not only to fans of Ava, but to anyone who enjoys the Golden Age of movies.
  • This was a real delight. So many times visits to smaller museums are not rewarding. This was a very professional exhibition space with quality information and items. An hour well spent off the interstate.
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