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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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McKinley House

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Barbara B
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Columbus, OH
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Columbus, OH
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
3 attraction reviews
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
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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171 reviews 171 reviews
67 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
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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Fort Collins, CO
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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