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Musee Conti Wax Museum

Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Address: 917 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Learn history, creepy yet beautiful

The wax figurines are artful, I don't know how they made the eyes so intense. Learned a lot of New Orleans history from the placards, I'm glad we went early in our trip because it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The wax figurines are artful, I don't know how they made the eyes so intense. Learned a lot of New Orleans history from the placards, I'm glad we went early in our trip because it helped us understand historic sites visited later on. Cerebral, creepy, old-school but with sly details here and there in the dioramas. Everything a wax museum... More 

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Jackson, MS
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's not Madame Tussaud's but it's fun just the same. Walk thru Louisiana's history for a cool hour out of the heat. Napoleon in a bath tub. You betcha. Make your way all the way thru and find the creepy monsters of film.

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Toledo, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What could be a fascinating and fun experience was instead dark and disappointing. The museum was so poorly lit that many of the dioramas were barely visible! In this day and age of low cost LED lighting (which does not produce heat), there is no reason this museum could not be show place! Someone needs to invest some money in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was a wonderful space that hosted a friend's wedding reception recently. The wax museum was a cool backdrop that highlighted the history of Louisiana and even offered some weird surprises in the category of downright spooky. The upstairs ballroom is perfect for private events and there's plenty of room for dancing and open bars (they have a liquor license)... More 

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Houston, Tx
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The foyer is not very inviting. The staff is friendly. A few exhibits are educational, others at best marginally thrilling, others are broken. If you have kids with nothing to do, I'd recommend this museum for a single time 30 minute tour. I wouldn't go twice.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

DH and I wanted to get out of the unseasonable cold, and thought we would give this a try. For $5 a piece, we toured this wax museum. This place is odd - on the one hand, the wax figures were (at one time) rather lovingly sculpted, and whoever did this obviously had some skill. However, the museum itself is... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a cheap place to visit. There is some cool stuff to see in there with information to read on each exhibit. The staff was anything but friendly but you only have to see them when you pay. It doesn't take very long to go through.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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227 reviews 227 reviews
86 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is an old and tired museum. However, taken within the context of a city that is very old itself, it somehow fits in with the whole experience. If you have a pass for multiple attractions, like the Power Pass, then take advantage of this wax museum as a way to fit in another experience. We happened upon it after... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I learned about new Orleans during my visit to this wax museum. Some wax figures are better than others, but it tells a good history of New Orleans from beginning to end. I would recommend this attraction as a good history lesson before touring the city.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you are a fan of Early American history, be sure to visit this museum. This is a good place to visit on a cold, rainy day as we discovered. I really enjoyed my visit. The full price admission is $8.00; however, there are BOGO discounts available. The museum wax figures, their garments, and the furnishings in each of the... More 

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