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McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Address: 800 McKinley Monument Drive Northwest, Canton, OH 44708
Phone Number: 330-455-7043
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Ranked #3 of 11 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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144 reviews 144 reviews
57 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Fort Collins, CO
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23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I grew up in the area, and we like to visit when we are in town. I've always loved the Street of Shops, and now my kids get to enjoy it, too. Each turn in this museum is a cool new learning experience. The revamped science area was really great, with lots of interactive activities. It's not at all the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Many people think of the Football Hall of Fame when thinking of Canton, Ohio. But they miss out on a wonderful history of our 25th president and Ohio history. Very interesting displays and unique exhibitions. Take the kids to the planetarium ~ small but enjoyable.

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Canton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our nephew visited with his seven kids (ages 2-13) over the holidays. Last year the kids got bored, so we planned to visit the McKinley Museum. Wasn't sure how they would take it because they are easily bored and live near D.C with many more sophisticated museums. I could not Believe how much they loved it! It started outside with... More 

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Avon, Indiana
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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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40 helpful votes 40 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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6 attraction reviews
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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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16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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