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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 12 attractions in Canton
Type: History Museums
Owner description: The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is a family friendly history and science Museum dedicated to the history of the 25th President, William... more » 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. « less
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Dover NH
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

On my journey this sure I'm hitting as many presidential things as I can, so I stopped by here. There is little (1 room) on McKinley and a couple of short films. But it's a lovely museum around the history of the county; a wonderful recreation of a town of the early 1900's - you can actually walk into the... More

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Minneapolis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've been visiting presidential graves and monuments for a few years, finally made it to the McKinley. I thought the monument itself was very nice, a great tribute to a martyred man. But the museum and presidential center was a big disappointment. As stated by previous comments, the McKinley section was small, the museum's primary focus was on county history.... More

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Dalton, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

First, the library is not open to the public. And most of the exhibit was about Canton and not the president. There is a very small part that about McKinley. The Monument is pretty interesting and the information about how it was built is a little dry but informative. They could so much more.

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Alexandria, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice museum! A lot of interactive for the kids and lot of information on the area. The old street was very well done. You will enjoy your visit.

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Rockville, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The memorial is a good hike, but there is a road around to the top for older folks. It is in line with the Jefferson memorial in D.C. and in line with Hardings as well. The Stark County museum is worth the price, a great deal of 19th Century exhibits.

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Canton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Any museum that has a T-Rex that roars, an electric ball that makes your hair stand up and a giant pendulum ball/clock is sure to make memories! This place is worth it. Small enough to see everything, big enough to engage the kiddos (and big kids too!).

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Graytown, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Enjoyed touring the museum. They had a dinosaurs exhibit on the bottom floor for kids. On the 2nd floor, they made part of it like a little town from way back when, with all the shops, offices, etc. also has an exhibit that I think was furniture from McKinley's home.

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Springboro, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visited McKinley's tomb and Presidential Library and Museum. If one walks up to the tomb there are about 108 steps but you can drive up and enter the back. Was disappointed in the presidential library as it is mostly Stark County stuff but still interesting.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I am sure most people just drive by this place and never stop. What a shame, if you like hair spend an hour or so seeing a real gem. There did not seen to be regular hours, but a quick stop in the library got us a private tour though the museum and some interesting items. Do not miss stopping... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I remember enjoying going here as a kid and was excited to take my own two girls. This place is such a nice afternoon for the family. We started out at the Planetarium, viewed the history of Stark County(which is put together in a very fun and informative way for kids, and then went to Discovery World where some of... More

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