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Really an interesting find

This little gem is a great trip through history. Lots of little odds and ends in the collection... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carmel, Indiana
$1 entry fee is worth the millions in memories!

I am grateful to have discovered this gem in downtown. It's a must see for all ages. You may never... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Marty R
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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.
221 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6310
+1 760-327-2156
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

with such good reviews im left confused as to why? ordered egss benidict eggs were hard. The biscuit was hard, hollindaise needed more flavor. The bacon tasted like it was sitting under a heating lap. the “corn” pancake was over mixed making it chewy and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little gem is a great trip through history. Lots of little odds and ends in the collection. One issue was not being able to get up close to see small items and print.

1  Thank L R
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

I am grateful to have discovered this gem in downtown. It's a must see for all ages. You may never see such an incredible collection of American memorabilia.

2  Thank Marty R
Reviewed 28 April 2018

The advertised hours are Thursday thru Sunday - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This museum of a general store fits in nicely with the Historical Society's authentic buildings (McCallum Adobe and Cornelius White's house). In 1985, Mr. Ruddy combined his extensive collection with that of...More

1  Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 9 April 2018

So, this is a collection of a guy named Ruddy's general stuff that's not in a real general store setting. It is interesting to see just what kinds of things were sold in a general store back in the day. There were lots of brands...More

1  Thank patty49er
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The Ruddy General Store stocks goods from the 1930s and earlier from the private collection of the late Jim Ruddy. None of the goods are on sale. Admission is only one dollar. Photographs (and flash) are allowed. Small children would probably not enjoy this place.

1  Thank James P
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Worth a stop at this very unusual general store museum. The shelves are jam packed with unused original merchandise. Nicely organized and so interesting to see old brands, packaging and advertising claims from the past.

2  Thank cheap_trav_gal
Reviewed 16 February 2018

A most fascinating small museum filled with one man's collection of artefacts from 1930's grocery stores. First class

1  Thank 773Gareth
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

What an amazing collection! It was fun to visit and we really enjoyed looking at the old time General Store “medicine”, early beauty items mostly from the depression era 1930’s to 40’s and lots more. Cost a buck to enter.

1  Thank Chiefly1
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Pretty amazing collection of general store items, huge collection of old bottled medicines. Only a dollar to enter, you won’t be disappointed.

1  Thank Wanderer0213
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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
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