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The Magic Castle

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Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Address: 7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone Number: 323-851-3313
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It's Fun to be Fooled

Finally got to The Magic Castle thanks to a Member's invitation. It was beyond our expectations. The Castle is well maintained Victorian Mansion up on a hill that gets alot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Chicago
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Chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Finally got to The Magic Castle thanks to a Member's invitation. It was beyond our expectations. The Castle is well maintained Victorian Mansion up on a hill that gets alot of visitors trafficking through for a reasonable cover charge and mandatory Dinner Seating. Table Magic, Bar Shows, Parlors and Small Theatres showcase some of the best magicians in the world.... More 

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Fullerton, California
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205 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Came to the Magic Castle for dinner on my Birthday, it helps to know a member. Enjoyed the various magic shows and the dinner was excellent. Lots of walking up and down and up and down stairs...so wear comfortable shoes. This was a very special place and is a once in a lifetime experience that I will always remember. This... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

What a fun night! Our third trip to the Magic Castle, and by far, our best experience. We joined friends for a Houdini Seance dinner party. The private room decorated in Victorian style is part miniature museum/part movie set chockablock with wonders. Our food was delicious. The MC has really taken a quantum leap forward compared to previous visits. I... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you ever get a chance to go, do it! Magic shows, excellent food, great drinks, and a whole lot of fun!

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Marietta, Georgia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This hotel, right in the middle of Hollywood, is a gem! The staff and management are a dream and take extra special care of their guests and the little things they do for guests are too numerous to mention. The hotel is retro and not the most up to date, but that is part of the charm. You have everything... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's an amazing place to go once. The magic acts aren't really that special, but because it's a castle and very exclusive and mysterious, it's by far one of the coolest places you could visit in LA if you can get in.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Where do I start? First of all the Magic Castle is a private club and you must be sponored to become a member BUT if you stay in the Magic Castle Hotel you can visit the castle through the hotel. The Magic Castle is dedicated to Magic and Magicians there is are suprises around every corner. With dinner you receive... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Was fortunate to receive invitation to this exclusive club - what a treat! Love the different magic shows and performances. The dinner was really lovely too, was given a Magic Castle champagne upon arrival.

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LA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

i have been to the Castle many times over the past 30 years. It still retains it's elegance and air of mystery, and you do need to know a member to get in, but it seems that lately the members have lots of friends. Even though we went on a Monday night, it still was very crowded, seems that they... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I went with a group of 8 to the Magic Castle last Friday and we're very disappointed. Having grown up in Southen California, we had always heard about it but had never had the opportunity. We arrived at 6:30 for an 8 o'clock dinner reservations. . Had time to get a drink at the bar and sit... More 

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