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The Rankin Museum of American Heritage

131 Church St, Ellerbe, NC 28338-9601
+1 910-652-6378
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Andre the Giant!

My second visit was just as impressive as my first. With the upcoming HBO special on Andre the... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Leslie T
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
Very nice collection!

We visited the museum while staying in Ellerbe. The collection is quite extensive, covering a wide... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2018
Shapley_Hunter
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Thebes, Illinois
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131 Church St, Ellerbe, NC 28338-9601
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

My second visit was just as impressive as my first. With the upcoming HBO special on Andre the Giant, I recommend to all in the area and those heading to the beach from the north to make the stop to this gem of a museum....More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

We visited the museum while staying in Ellerbe. The collection is quite extensive, covering a wide range of items. About half of the collection is devoted to indigenous peoples and their way of life. There is a small display near the entrance devoted to Andre...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

A small 3 room exhibit of American history, Indian, and rural history. The museum is nicely organized and easy to walk through. The most interesting exhibit next to the front desk is the story of Andre the Giant. Yes he lived in the area and...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Local benefactors contributed much of the collection from around the US including Native American artifacts. Local families have space featuring 19th century life and times. Well worth a visit of a couple hours. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Gift shop on-site. Easily reached a half block off...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I'm frankly surprised. This trip turned out to be really fun. We were recently at Washington DC & this museum in this little town brought me a pleasant surprise. Owners of this museum along with citizens of Ellerbe NC must be really proud of this...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visited the museum and were very surprised with the variety of collections and information. The museum is a treat and a real "must see" if in the area.

Thank Daniel C
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

I found this place by accident whilst looking for something interesting to do on a recent visit to the area. I thought I'd just pop in after a cold day of stomping around the pee dee river, not expecting too much. Wow, this small, quiet...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

This small museum in the town of Ellerbe is a delight. A great many items are from a local doctor who donated his collections. It covers geology, animals, paleontology, native Indians of South, Central, and North America, as well as early heritage items from North...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

A great natural history museum nestled in a fine little town in NC. Take the kids and learn a lot while having fun!

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Reviewed 28 May 2016

If you are in the area, or just passing by and need to walk for awhile, this little museum is a treasure. It is filled with lots of local history with particular attention to pottery, agriculture, Nascar, and Andre the Giant.

Thank Cathy M
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