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Musee Conti Wax Museum

917 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #87 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Specialty Museums
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Westchester, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I can't believe this museum is not advertised more. It ranks right up there with Conferdate, Cabildo, and Presbytere. We only found out about it from the waitstaff at our hotel.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I have a weak spot in my heart for this place. When traveling the country many years ago, I was on a major “Wax Museum” kick, and I made a pledge to myself that if I stopped in a town that had one, I would visit…this is how I discovered “Musee Conti Wax Museum”. They’ve switched locations since the last... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

my fiancé and I spent nearly 2 weeks in NOLA, and walked by this museum countless times, hoping to pop in for a look around. Never once did we actually see the place open. If this place is a high-priority stop for your next trip to NOLA, call ahead first to make sure they're open (as of this posting, the... More

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Baton Rouge, LA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Quite bizarre and outdated, but the history told is accurate and very interesting, as is New Orleans. It is not a bad place to get out of the heat, it just needs some TLC.

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