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Nutcracker Museum

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Address: 735 Front St, Leavenworth, WA 98826
Phone Number: 509 548 4573
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Well worth the visit

Hubby and I visited on a Monday afternoon. This place is awesome if you love nutcrackers!! You can't even imagine how many nutcrackers are here. Takes about an hour or so to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Morton, Illinois
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Morton, Illinois
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I visited on a Monday afternoon. This place is awesome if you love nutcrackers!! You can't even imagine how many nutcrackers are here. Takes about an hour or so to see it all. They don't open until afternoon, tho. Downstairs, there's a shop where they sell genuine nutcrackers from Germany. We loved it. Even hubby said it exceeded... More 

Thank carolynt267
Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to visit when cold out or whenever. Thousands of different types of nutcrackers and from all over the world.

Thank JSKitzhaber
Warrenton, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The folks who run this nonprofit museum really know their stuff. There are a thousand or so nutcrackers. Big ones, old ones, ornate ones, historical ones, comical ones. There was Moses with the 10 Commandments, Elvis, Jonah and the whale, Star Wars, bankers, newspaper sellers, fairy tale characters, monsters, princesses, Mormon missionaries. A few are big enough that you can... More 

Thank CinWryter
Silverdale, Washington
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for the Octoberfest Festival and noticed this place while waiting for the opening parade. Never even realized that there was such history with something that started as a simple tool. Unbelievable number of nutcrackers in the museum with a huge selection available to purchase. They even have a movie that they made explaining the history and... More 

Thank arizona223
Walla Walla, WA
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111 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like nutcrackers and have a few for Christmas decorations. I had no idea there was a whole sub-culture devoted to them. The main floor store has hundreds for sale. Upstairs there is a museum with thousands more to see. There were all kinds...pirates, soldiers, even aviators. This would be a great place to do your Christmas shopping if you... More 

Thank Itswoots
SF Bay Area
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56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Never knew there were so many versions of nutcrackers. Goes far beyond the familiar view of nutcrackers from the ballet.

Thank jasbear
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139 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Never in my life would of thought that there was such a thing as "Collecting Nutcrackers" well to my amazement there is and this place has a wonderful collection of over 6000 pieces! Go it is worth the visit!

Thank gsoucy
Leavenworth, Washington
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Not much to say about this place. If you want to see Nutcrackers . . . well, there you go. The place to see them in the State of Washington is here. Take the tour, it's a good waste of about half an hour.

Thank USNavyVeteran
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Excellent surprise. In Leavenworth and heard about museum. Probably over a thousand wooden nutcrackers of all shapes and sizes. Nutcrackers in shapes of Presidents, Disney, Einstein, Masonic, Wizard of Oz, Ball Players. Etc. Also actual nut-crackers of all styles dating back to Prehistoric and Roman times. Well worth a stop in this Bavarian town.

Thank Bobhlvl
Kirkland, Washington
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This museum is amazing. Tucked very tightly into the upstairs floor of an old building in Leavenworth, it's loaded with thousands of nutcrackers. The collection has got to be the largest in the world and the photo opportunities never cease. They range from human-sized wonders to the small, craftily-carved wonders from Germany. They have everything imaginable there ... The Beatles,... More 

Thank Michael M

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