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Musee Conti Wax Museum

917 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #95 of 174 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Specialty Museums
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was really looking forward to this museum. Staff was very nice. Exhibits were old, dirty and tired. It could be SO much more than it is. Shame.

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Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Had some time to kill before we headed home. This was not the place to spend it. Took all of 30 mins. Felt old and unloved. Spend your money on a tour instead.

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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Musee Conti Wax museum is a great place to spend about an hour or so learning about the history and legends of New Orleans via the well crafted wax sculptures. I have been here a few times now and always enjoy visiting this place. It can be a great introduction to the city for first time visitors. Highly recommended,... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I visited the Wax Museum as part of a group outing. There was a guided tour offered so I listened in and the guide did a great job of bringing the displays to life. There is a lot of history in this city that didn't make it into any textbook I studied! I learned about how the city was founded,... More

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Westchester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went here with my wife and two 12 year olds. Our favorite wax museum of the several we've seen. The quality of the displays is astonishingly good--apparently they were made by a craftsman in France. You learn about the history of New Orleans, important parts of US history, all in a medium that makes it entertaining and "alive." For good... More

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Mpls, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a great time walking through the wax museum. There are lots of historical exhibits to view as well as other paintings, writings and maps on the walls. Each display had a write up next to it explaining the scene. The entrance fee is reasonable ($7.25 for seniors). The museum was larger than we thought it would be. According... More

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Boring, lame, just a waste. The wax figures look like middle grade students did them, the plaques are not kept up so some you can't read and the whole thing was not worth it.

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The museum has a really bad odor when you enter, but it's not that expensive. The stories w/the was figures is great and covers almost everything I heard on the historic tours. It even has a horror section which was neat.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The story that was portrayed my the statues and the very human likeness of each one was great. I learned something's that I didn't know about New Orleans

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

*This is a self guided tour unless you reserve ahead with a group* *Plan ahead for this one because of business hours, they closed at 4pm the day we went* *We were allowed to take photos* *I do believe we payed $6.95 a piece, their website lists other prices* If you're looking for a history lesson on the evolution of... More

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