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Miami County Museum

51 N Broadway, Peru, IN 46970-2237
+1 765-473-9183
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Delightful and De-Lovely Cole Porter Items

There's not much going on in Peru. I stopped in on my way from Michigan to Indianapolis. Cole... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
Very nicely done

Great little museum which has some very unique items . You don't want to miss this museum it is a... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Penny F
Fayetteville, Georgia
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More than 75,000 items of historical significance include pioneer and Miami Indian artifacts, many circus relics, and Cole Porter memorabilia, featuring his 1955 Fleetwood Cadillac. A Victorian house, church, one-room schoolhouse, garage, shops and other period structures represent Peru in 1910.
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  • Average14%
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51 N Broadway, Peru, IN 46970-2237
+1 765-473-9183
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not much going on in Peru. I stopped in on my way from Michigan to Indianapolis. Cole Porter was from here and Peru has finally (mostly) gotten over their embarrassment that he was a gay man and are now proud to display his hometown...More

Thank DanielTripper
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Great little museum which has some very unique items . You don't want to miss this museum it is a real hidden gem. Cole porter has a section, I didn't realize how much he did. The upper floor is set up like a town all...More

Thank Penny F
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Displays are well organized, many in settings where items were used or for sale. Cole Porter stuff was quite nice. 3 floors of exhibits and elevator available. Staff was very helpful.

Thank spikenails
Reviewed 26 April 2017

When I taught Second grade we brought our students here every Spring. The children learned all about the Circus and other historic treasures of Miami County. Our family has also visited when we aren't on a tight schedule. The curator is wonderful and can anwer...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Much bigger and better than I expected. A few unexpected and delightful surprises among their collection. Recommended!

Thank waynew958
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A well display of circus items including models, books, photos and costumes. also a Tom Mix display.

Thank Jmpeters
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The county museum is celebrating its 100th anniversary and has frequently been called the best local museum in the state. Great collection of pioneer artifacts, and several items from Peru's circus heritage. There is also a wonderful Cole Porter display, including his 1950-something Cadillac.

Thank Bruce E
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I can say, as a former employee, that I heard many people over the years say that the Miami County Museum is a hidden gem of the community. Ther is so much to see and it is a good place to do local research.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This museum is exactly what I like - a little something for everyone! The city is rich in circus history, so plenty of circus artifacts. There are cars, giant elephant skulls, tom mix memorabilia, a stagecoach, circus wagons, the world's tallest man's clothes, indian artifacts,...More

Thank Porthos7
Reviewed 21 July 2015

My friend and I were in town for the Circus Festival, mostly to see the amateur circus show that evening (which is AWESOME by the way but only happens in mid-July) and had some time to wander around Peru. Took in this museum and saw...More

1  Thank Betty B
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