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Ruddy's General Store Museum

221 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6310
+1 760-327-2156
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A piece of history

This is a small museum. The admission is 95 Cents. It is one man's personal collection that has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oceanside, California
This is a gold mine of history!

After we visited the Agua Caliente Museum next door we wandered into the Ruddy's Museum. What a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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A re-creation of a general store during the 1930s and early 1940s, this unique museum displays the original fixtures, hardware, medicines and products of that period.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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221 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6310
+1 760-327-2156
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum. The admission is 95 Cents. It is one man's personal collection that has been setup like a general store. It is cute, and nice to see all of the items, but its definitely not a "can't miss". It was something...More

1  Thank GreenEyedGirlVA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After we visited the Agua Caliente Museum next door we wandered into the Ruddy's Museum. What a great discovery! When you walk in you are greeted by Sally. She is a fount of information not only about the museum but about the history of Palm...More

6  Thank drsoozie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wonderful experience seeing all of the antiquities. Visit every time we come to Palm Springs!!! The lady behind the desk (Sally) was very informative and made the experience that much better!!'

2  Thank pearlmom
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We enjoyed our stop at this little museum displaying original items you would see in general stores of the past. We recognized many of the items and were amazed at the mint condition of the packaging. Everything is neat and organized and the person at...More

2  Thank lovelyric08
Reviewed 3 May 2017

During our trips to PS we typically come downtown for dinner and stroll the street before and after our meals. As a result, the museum has already closed for the day. This time, we decided on an afternoon walk and are glad we did because...More

4  Thank DP49
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I saw the photos online prior to our weekend getaway from LA. It was the first place we looked for when we hit town. Easy to find, the slight admission of ninety five cents was as quaint as a nickel loaf of bread. The two...More

4  Thank emeraldile
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Interested turn back in time. Very small, interesting conversations pieces for kids about how things used to be. Honestly, probably won't spend more then 10 minutes in the store.

3  Thank michcarl651
Reviewed 7 April 2017

American pickers would have a field day in this store. I stopped by out of curiosity and spent a whole hour. Great way to top my visit!

4  Thank Ashley D
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I really loved this little museum - only wish I had more time to pend here. They ask for a 95 cent admittance fee. Funny how many people think this is actually a store and not a museum - not sign readers, I guess. The...More

5  Thank dondedieu
Reviewed 30 March 2017

OMG! What a great unique experience! American Pickers, Mike & Frank, would be so jealous!!! My husband and I had so many wonderful memory boosters from our childhood, remembering things our parents and grandparents used in their homes! The medicinal products, the kitchen gadgets and...More

3  Thank thebauks
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What are their hours?
25 May 2016|
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
I know they close at 4PM. Not sure but I think its opens at 10AM
Juanita R
I never been there and I was thinking going up there for my birthday and I want to know if you have any casios
25 February 2015|
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
There's a few casinos in the area including one near downtown. They are Indian casinos