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Musee Conti Wax Museum

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Address: 917 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112
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$80*
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Old, but cool place to visit if you are looking for a break from food and drinks

The museum is OLD and shows it. Some of the panels are completely unreadable. Musky smell and some sweeping needed. But exhibits were unlike anything I've seen and pieces of art... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Emily N
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Wisconsin
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Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The museum is OLD and shows it. Some of the panels are completely unreadable. Musky smell and some sweeping needed. But exhibits were unlike anything I've seen and pieces of art in themselves. Would visit solely for the "horror movie" portion of the museum!

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I like wax museums so I enjoyed it. Each historical display gives a description which was interesting. Also has a horror movie section too

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have been to a few wax museums and this one is so great, it's in a weird space, and the layout is really great. It was $10 I think to get in, but it was so worth it!

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6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We just happened upon this museum and decided to go in. We took a walking haunted history tour that evening and the wax museum certainly gave us a good background for it! I enjoy history so I really enjoyed this place. I only gave 3 stars because it was VERY dark inside so some of the information was hard to... More 

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Forest, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The museum is interesting, depicting the long history of New Orleans. The museum opened about 50 years ago, doesn't seem to have been updated since. Some of the labels and displays need repair.

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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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29 helpful votes 29 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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