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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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Great for kids, not big not overwhelming

This is a small scale museum, but perfect for kids. Keeps there interest and you can watch them as they roam though the different rooms. The old village seems to be a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited her from southern Ohio on the weekend. Was a neat museum and was larger than thought. Lots of information and lots to see!

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Buffalo, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I am a person who loves Presidential history and Presidential sites. I recently was driving through Ohio and decided to stop in Canton to see the "McKinley Presidential Library and Museum." The name itself is FALSE advertising. In one building there are three different attractions. First is some type of science museum. Second is an exhibit about Stark County. Third... More 

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Augusta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have visited every U.S. presidential library, and there is not that much to see in this one. The tomb is very impressive, but the house that the McKinleys lived in was destroyed, and the few artifacts remaining are nicely arranged in the history museum. The film about the former President and the tomb was disappointing because it wasn't that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We bought a membership here as a special place to go after all our sons appts. He loves it each and every time. The dinosaurs, all the science things, the trains, and the fireman section are his favorites.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It is pretty cool to walk up the stairs and check out the monument, but the main attraction for family and kids is the museum! Kids can take place in interactive science exhibits and enjoy the dinosaur bones, reptiles, and other fish and animals. Adults can may enjoy those things as well, but I am sure will appreciate the walk... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a small scale museum, but perfect for kids. Keeps there interest and you can watch them as they roam though the different rooms. The old village seems to be a great magnet for the kids. So much history and hands on stuff for them. There is someone close by that is more then willing to answer any and... More 

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N. Canton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Great little museum if you're interested in the history of Canton Ohio or President McKinley. The recreated store fronts are a great touch.

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Navarre, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Our kids love this and we tey to go once a year! Its a fun way to teach them history while having fun!

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Excellent journey into history and a snapshot of America's political and cultural past. The link with the Discover Museum was wonderful.

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

So much local history and hands on things for the kids to do. Very enjoyable to adults as well. There is so much to see and do, and it gives so many facts about local history that isn't common knowledge. My sons had been there many times with my mother, but I had never been there until I took some... More 

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