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Ava Gardner Museum Makes Top 10 Fun and Unusual Museums List

Visitors of the Ava Gardner Museum have long known that the Museum is one of North Carolina’s most remarkable attractions and the one-of-kind venue is an outstanding tribute to one of Hollywood’s most glamorous leading ladies. This claim was validated recently when the Ava Gardner Museum made the “Top 10 Fun and Unusual Museums” list from

Appearing alongside other unique Museums, the Ava Gardner Museum was #2 in front of the likes of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX, the Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville, KY, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum in Stillwater, OK, and the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in Louisville, KY. Another North Carolina Museum also made the list: The Museum of Mountain Bike Art and Technology in Statesville.

The Ava Gardner Museum is located in downtown Smithfield, at 325 E. Market Street and more information may be found on the museum website, or by calling 919-934-5830. The museum is open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday 2pm-5pm with admission of $6.00 adults, $5.00 seniors and groups and $4.00 children.

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