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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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Nice place to visit for a quick daytrip

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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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 NEW

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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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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
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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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38 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Canton, PA
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112 reviews 112 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've never been to a Presidential Library so I did not know what to expect. It was very well laid out and had a lot of cool exhibits. Well worth the cost of admission I thought.

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North Canton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've lived in the Canton, Ohio area for most of my life. The city was home to the nation's 25th President, William McKinley. This museum has been in town for as long as I can remember. For a small city, the museum is actually pretty nice. It has a nice display of the city's history. Also has a small planetarium,... More 

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United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great monument to visit with the family, to bad they charge a lot for the museum. The outside monument area is friend and the park around it is great for exercising.

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Ne Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Overall a good museum for the history of Stark County and President McKinley. I was disappointed in the lacked of actual McKinley memorabilia. Many of the item didn't have any explanation or documentation explaining if President McKinley actually used it or the history of it. The halls were well laid out. The Street of Shops was pretty neat to walk... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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173 reviews 173 reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's important to understand that there are two distinct areas to visit at this site. First, there is the McKinley Memorial Monument which is where the president, wife and children are interred. This is the large building that is located on the top of a hill with 108 steps leading to its entrance. The memorial has a beautiful rotunda and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I went to this museum expecting a lot more information about McKinley. There is a single hall devoted to McKinley, and I would have appreciated a lot more. The museum itself is very nice and has a lot of historical information about Stark County. The museum also offers a children's section. I'm sure we'll bring our kids back to the... More 

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