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Allen County Museum, Lima

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The Allen County Museum is located in the city of Lima, the county seat of Allen County, Ohio, United States. Occupying a half city block, the museum campus includes the main museum building, a log house, the MacDonell House (a Victorian mansion), a Shay Locomotive display, the Children's Discovery Center, genealogy and local history library, railroad archives, and the Children's Garden. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. According to recent reports of the American Alliance of Museums Accreditation Department, less than 800 museums, out of more than 11,000 in the United States, are accredited. Standards for accreditation apply across the board to both small and large institutions.
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  • i think its going to be cool because all of the pictures on the website i hope its going to be fun it has alot of good rates  more »
  • We had our grand-daughter with us for a few days and my wife asked her 'what do you want to do this afternoon?' and she said "go to a museum'. We had taken her to the places close to us already and.....  more »
  • Visited this Museum last weekend because we wanted to see the John Dillinger exhibit. we ended up staying much longer because there was so much to see. we had no idea. there are many antique cars, a steam train, military artifacts, taxidermy animals, a quilt exhibit, old furniture, model houses including one of Washington's Mount Vernon. we were very impressed. they don't even ask for money for admission, but we donated money anyway.
  • So close and this was our first time there. What a great museum full of stories and treasures from the past! There's also a children's garden that is magical! Highly recommend!

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