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Nutcracker Museum

Address: 735 Front St, Leavenworth, WA 98826
Phone Number: 509 548 4573
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Leavenworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Wife and daughter enjoyed while I saw enough in the window. Overall very nice museum especially if you're a Nutcracker nut!

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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115 reviews 115 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Smithsonian it's not, but this humble little museum is worth a stop if you have any interest in things nutcracker. Watch the short film that tells the nutcracker history and how to tell the real things from the Asian knock-offs. The facility is upstairs off of Front Street in the heart of Leavenworth. Admission is cheap and it really... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This place was a real gem for my son who loves nutcrackers. (he collects them) It was quite inexpensive and it occupied the kids for a good hour or so. Check it out!

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Roy, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We truly enjoyed the extremely large amount of nutcrackers on display. We were able to see how nutcrackers evolved over the years as well as the different types from different countries.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I am a history buff and really enjoyed this Museum. I could have spent more time there. It is extremely interesting as they have nutcrackers from 6 feet tall to tiny, tiny miniatures that were hand carved. Some are quite ancient. All are fascinating.

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Lots of interesting nutcrackers. I never knew there were so many different kinds. It might not hold the interest of small children.

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Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
72 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

They probably have more nutcrackers than any place within thousands of miles. This would be a great visit for a nutcracker enthusiast, but is pretty repetitious for the rest of us.

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Olympia, Washington
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297 reviews 297 reviews
52 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Nutcracker Museum is easy to miss. Up a flight of stairs above a storefront, and hosted by two knowledgeable and lovely elderly women, it is a Leavenworth gem. The hostess said there were over 6,000 nutcrackers, nicely displayed. There are ancient nut cracking tools, century-old nutcrackers, many themed types, as well as beautiful traditional Christmas and soldier nutcrackers. The... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Strolling through town of Leavenworth we found this opportunity to explore the museum. After living in Central Europe for 12 years, wanted to see what they were offering for a view. It was absolutely amazing. There has to be over 1500 crackers, all hand made; as well as the metal tools used in yesterday for cracking a staple if fine... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The shop there is fantastic for finding any type of Nutcracker you could possibly look for. Amazing details in each one. But get ready to spend a bundle most are $100+

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