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Address: 25850 John Snook Dr, Orange Beach, AL 36561
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+1 251-981-8545
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Small museum but free admission

Only open Tues, Wed, Thurs. from 9 to 4. My pictures show their maritime sextant, sea compass, sand dollars, a fog bell, and native Indian feathers telling the meaning of each... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Robert W
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Only open Tues, Wed, Thurs. from 9 to 4. My pictures show their maritime sextant, sea compass, sand dollars, a fog bell, and native Indian feathers telling the meaning of each feather worn.

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Orange Beach, United States
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a great little place to educate children as well as adults. showshistorical items found in area. things I had never heard of. Great for all ages

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Twin Cities, Minnesota
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105 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is an interesting museum but the best part was the lady on staff who grew up in the area and whose ancestors had a history in the area. Very interesting information that she was able to provide. I'm not sure that young children would be very interested in anything but a short visit.

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Typical of many small community museums, this historical building would be better served by transforming it back to a period schoolhouse. It currently houses donated collections of artifacts, old outboard engines, rocks and seashells. The items on display are not all of local origin and there has been no attempt to explain the items or to use them to educate.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The curator of this charming museum is part of history herself. Gail is an area treasure. She is fifth generation Orange Beach with much to feel prideful about. She can take you back to the simple times of her youth. With ancestors that literally planted the first Oranges in Orange Beach she has stories to tell! If you are interested... More 

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Bishopville, Maryland
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145 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed viewing all the artifacts and learning about their history. Staff was friendly and informative and knew a lot about the items, history about the area and people that lived there. Good for all ages.

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Olathe, Kansas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This little school house holds so many different artifacts! As someone who has always loved geosciences as well as fishing and history they had a lot of cool things to look at. However my family and I were only there for about an hour and a half. It is a small building and there was only so much time one... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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252 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

good small attraction for kids or people who are not from the area. Showed an era of Al that no longer exists and weather events.

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Birmingham, AL
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270 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Discovered this little building while out riding our bikes. It's the original Orange Beach schoolhouse & it contains local artifacts. Very small museum, but the staff person who was there when we visited was very helpful in explaining some of the items we asked about. Probably 30 minutes is plenty of time to look around.

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Utica, Il
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Always try to visit local museums in the places we visit in order to learn more about the area. Happened on this little gem on Tuesday. The very knowledgeable woman curator told stories about so many of the items we saw making it so much more interesting. Wish it was open more than two days a week.

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