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McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

800 McKinley Monument Drive Northwest, Canton, OH 44708
330-455-7043
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Canton
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is a family friendly history and science Museum...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Avon, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We saw a lot of things inside and the exhibits were very informational. Our favorite part was the old town decorated in Christmas atmosphere.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I'll preface this by saying that the staff were wonderful and the McKinley tomb is certainly worth visiting. Unfortunately, the excitement of visiting a presidential museum ends there. When I purchased my ticket, I was told of the other displays that were inside along with the McKinely exhibit. Imagine my surprise when I went upstairs and actually had to look... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a great spot. Very eclectic presentations. I love the planetarium. We are fortunate to have this museum which is a slice of Canton's history.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It has a lot more grandeur than the Harding memorial in Marion Ohio. Very interesting. A lot of steps to climb. I didn't go in the library just the memorial but it was worth the visit

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Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A great chance to learn about a little-known president. Part of the building is dedicated to the McKinleys, and another portion gives you a history of the city of Canton. Both areas were very interesting and well presented and well maintained. We spent about 3 hours here in total, including the walk up to the burial monument. Beautiful views from... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Yes, I know it's a presidential library and yes I know he and his wife are buried there, and yes I know they have their own stellar observatory there. All of that is super cool but the biggest contribution this facility has on the community is that hundreds of locals use the steps to run, jump, walk, burpee, lunge and... More 

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Stow, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We took a trip with kids at McKinley and weren't disappointed. Kids enjoyed the Discovery World and the Planetarium Show. The museum is located in very nice place close to park. We will be back again for sure.

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St Augustine FL
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We needed a stop to break our trip trip driving north across Ohio and were so glad we chose this museum. The docent was excellent, giving an entertaining and informative history of McKinley. The rest of the museum was fun, fun, fun with smaller interesting exhibits. The setting is gorgeous so we had a picnic after a couple hours inside.... More 

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Taylorville, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The memorial is the burial place for President McKinley, his wife and two young children. Get ready to climb some steps though! The surprise came with the museum and presidential library. Our docent Carl was the best. Answering our questions with great knowledge and enthusiasm. Great displays not just on the late president but on the county history as well.... More 

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Cherry Hill, NJ, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was a really shocked that the museum was not more extensive. Having visited other Presidential museums and libraries, I expected more. It was quaint, and maybe that is what they were going for. The staff was friendly, however I did not understand why the Presidential museum is really put into a Canton area museum. Focus was on the area... More 

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