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Miami County Museum

51 N Broadway, Peru, IN 46970-2237
+1 765-473-9183
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Pleasantly Surprised

Out of towners, we went here just looking to kill time before and event we had to be at, and it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hobart, Indiana
Nice, quiet museum in a small town.

This is a good start for a great museum in the future. Cole Porter was born in Peru and Peru was... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Brian B
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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51 N Broadway, Peru, IN 46970-2237
+1 765-473-9183
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of towners, we went here just looking to kill time before and event we had to be at, and it was actually a really nice small museum. Lots of interesting artifacts to review and learn about. Well put together and a very nice staff.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is a good start for a great museum in the future. Cole Porter was born in Peru and Peru was the home for many Circuses during the circus' golden days. So I expected that those two points would be the highlights. The Cole Porter...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Visiting this museum was a very nostalgic thing for me because I remember seeing much of the collection as a small boy, sixty years ago, when many of the things on display were in different locations around Peru. Peru was my mother's home town and...More

Thank Niwotois
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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
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