Group Tours

Group Tours In Lucille Ball’s Hometown

The National Comedy Center has the capacity to handle groups of all sizes, with free, convenient motor coach parking. While inside, groups can enjoy the Center independently, as each guest receive a personalized comedy experience  based on their unique “sense of humor” profile.


For over 27 years, the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum has been welcoming group tours and motorcoaches to Lucy’s hometown of Jamestown, NY. We are dedicated to making your trip a fun and memorable experience that you and your guests will be talking about for years to come. We are happy to help customize your experience based on your schedule — from a half-day experience, to a full day of laughter, to a multi-day experience allowing your guests to enjoy all that Jamestown, Chautauqua Lake, and the Chautauqua County region have to offer.


Our friendly staff can help you book delicious meals in Ricky Ricardo’s Tropicana Club, one-of-a-kind shows during the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, and much more. We also offer group tours that include other regional attractions including historic steamboat cruises on the Chautauqua Belle, Chautauqua Institution, museums, theaters, wineries, nature preserves, and more.


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National Comedy Center

For Groups of 20 or More

Based on Lucy’s vision for her hometown, the award-winning National Comedy Center is dedicated to presenting the vital story of comedy and preserving its heritage for future generations. Opened in August of 2018, the museum offers an unprecedented visitor experience using state-of-the-art technology, interactivity and personalization to create the first true 21st Century museum environment.

Lucy Desi Museum Guided Tours

For Groups of 20 or More

Let our knowledgeable tour guide take you back to the filming of I Love Lucy. Get a behind-the-scenes look into the creation and production of the show, experience exact re-creations of the iconic sets as well as an intimate look into the personal lives and careers of Lucy and Desi.

Lunch or Dinner at Ricky Ricardo’s Tropicana Club at the Lucy Desi Museum

For Groups of 20 or More

Go back in time and experience this re-creation of Ricky Ricardo’s famous Manhattan night club. In the Tropicana Club, enjoy a delicious meal while watching your favorite episode of I Love Lucy.

The Lucytown Tour

For Groups of 20 or More

Our “Lucytown Tours” are an ever-popular guided bus tour of Lucy’s hometown that includes a friendly and knowledgeable step-on guide who will take you to places of significance in Lucille Ball’s life in Jamestown, NY and nearby Celoron. Aboard your motorcoach, you will see the house that she was born in, the house where she grew up, larger-than-life I Love Lucy murals, legendary Lucy statues, Lucy’s final resting place and much more.

Shop at The Comedy Shop and Lucy Desi Museum Gift Shops

Shop for the best in comedy gifts and merchandise in our hub for all things funny at the National Comedy Center’s Comedy Shop. Plus enjoy the most comprehensive selection of official Lucy, Desi, I Love Lucy and Desilu Studio merchandise in two Lucy Desi Museum gift shops – perfect for Lucy fans and all who love great comedy.

For group sales inquiries, please email [email protected] or call 716.484.2222 Ext. 303.