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The Rankin Museum of American Heritage

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Fascinating place!

I was amazed at the inventory that this museum had on display, from Andre the Giant memorabilia to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Outstanding experience for children through adults

This museum is a hidden treasure. There is so much of interest to see! There are artifacts from... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Barbara B
Ellerbe, North Carolina, United States
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All reviews nice collection on display fossils devoted smithsonian history animals
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was amazed at the inventory that this museum had on display, from Andre the Giant memorabilia to fossils, Native American & early American relics, to animals around the world Dr. Rankin acquired. Cool museum to check out!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This museum is a hidden treasure. There is so much of interest to see! There are artifacts from this area as well as from all over the world. Great field trip for students and families!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Barbara B
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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Leslie T
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Shapley_Hunter
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ericbJ4556SY
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank LBSacramento
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Misifusmiau M
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Daniel C
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

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Vudujuju
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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank andreweth
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