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McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

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Address: 800 McKinley Monument Drive Northwest, Canton, OH 44708
Phone Number: 330-455-7043
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Description: The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is a family friendly history...
The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is a family friendly history and science Museum dedicated to the history of the 25th President, William McKinley and to the history of Stark County. The McKinley National Memorial is also on the grounds of the Museum.
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An often overlooked historical gem

This is a local park and National Monument. We all too often overlook the "local" history or places of interest. We had family visiting from out of town and they wanted to go to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a local park and National Monument. We all too often overlook the "local" history or places of interest. We had family visiting from out of town and they wanted to go to the monument which we have essentially ignored for years. What an excellent park ! The monument is central, well exhibited and explained, the setting excellent for... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have been to the McKinley Museum at least 7 times over the years since 2005 as an Adventure Day with the Grand-children. It has wonderful exhibits including and authentic scale model of the Canton Massillon area including several one eighth scale trains, exhibits of the McKinley offices and house, clocks and a hands on science and nature exhibit. A... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I had the pleasure to find this museum while on vacation in Akron. My mother-in-law and I spent the afternoon in the house and got to learn and see so many things. It was awesome to learn more about the McKinley's than I had previously.

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Canton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have enjoyed this place since I was a kid. This year when when we got married we set this up as an event for our out of town guests between the wedding and the reception. Everyone really enjoyed it!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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181 reviews 181 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I try to visit every few years and take a date if I can. There's so much going on here and so many things to see, so many photo opportunities in this area, that I appreciate the reminder that Canton is a hardcore historical little spot.

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Norton, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There is a hands on science area and dinosaur exhibit. There are live animals; snakes, frogs, turtles, birds, lizards, and fish. An large room is dedicated to The McKinley's valuables; furniture, hats, shoes, and presidential memorabilia. The best part is there is a life-size replica of a historic town. Outside is the final resting place of President and the First... More 

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wanted to visit this place and the memorial when I found their website on the internet a few weeks ago. The museum is not large, but has some neat things to check out. Discovery World is a fun place for people of all ages and the historical sections regarding Stark County, President McKinley and the "Street of Shops" are all... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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430 reviews 430 reviews
164 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I've been to dozens of cemeteries , and memorials.. the next door cemetery is below average for historical cemeteries. . The memorial, and park are far above average. . A great daycation if you live within 5 hours

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Central Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Traveling with two children (ages 9 & 11) during a day trip to Canton. Memorial hours are the same as the museum. We enjoyed the memorial (108 stairs up) and the history lesson it provided. We also enjoyed the nearby museum and found it was a nice way to spend a couple of hours. Although small, it included plenty of... More 

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Columbus, OH
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119 reviews 119 reviews
41 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I don't know for sure if the McKinley house is the library but it is the museum. The home is well kept. It gives you a glimpse into the life of the times. The McKinley Monument where is is buried is also in Canton.

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