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Musee Conti Wax Museum

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Address: 917 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112
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A bit dated but fun!

Recently visited the Musee Conti Wax Museum. It was worth the admission price--Much larger than we expected. The museum is a bit dated--I'm betting it was amazing 15-20 years... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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College Station, Texas

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Recently visited the Musee Conti Wax Museum. It was worth the admission price--Much larger than we expected. The museum is a bit dated--I'm betting it was amazing 15-20 years ago BUT still very entertaining. Wax figures in dioramas with descriptive labels (describing the history of NOLA).

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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This type of place definitely isn't for everyone. If kitschy stuff is your thing, then this is where you want to go! The wax figures were a mix of humorous and downright creepy, but give yourself enough time to read all of the placards - so cheeky! I loved the end of the tour, which gives a nod to a... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you aren't reading the signs, you're missing out. The understated and dry humor is an excellent refresher from other museums that take themselves a tad too seriously. As a Kansan, it was nice to see a refesher course on the history of Louisiana. And of course, the Poe, Stevenson, and cyclops were awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We just had to visit the Musee Conti Wax Museum after hearing that the figures from the Madam LaLaurie mansion were moved there. It was a fun little museum packed with wax figures recounting the history of New Orleans. The signs were informative and written with a good sense of humor. We found ourselves laughing out loud numerous times. There... More 

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Inexpensive self guided tour through wax museum, must read the displays to learn what is going on in each scene. Tells all about the history of New Orleans. Also has an area of wax figures from books like Dracula and Frankenstein,

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Apopka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Be sure to call ahead and confirm the museum is open! We walked from our hotel (not too far but miserable in the heat of the summer) only to discover the museum was closed for a private tour. The sign simply said closed with no indication of when they would open up again for public tours. It was a complete... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Musee Conti shows the history of New Orleans in a fun setting. It's also a good place to get out of the heat for a while. Besides learning about the local history, they have a "horror house" area with famous scary characters, like Swamp Thing, and the Phantom of the Opera. To me the creepiest was the voodoo rituals.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

$8 pp and right away the lessons in Louisiana/New Orleans history begin. The wax figures are aged and the faces look unfamiliar unless you have a backround in history. However it is good to have these visual aids if you take the time to absorb the placards with interesting facts. At least 1 hour here but if you have kids... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A little off the beaten path in the French district. A decent wax display providing a history of New Orleans. However, the presentation and written history is somewhat dated, and the building could use a bit of an upgrade. Just ok.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Take a tour through New Orleans history at the wax museum in the French Quarter. Our children enjoyed it (ages 7 and 5) but might be for older kids of average mainstream people, probably 10 plus? (our children have grown up with movie props so they are not afraid of wax figures) Great visit, historic building and nice bathrooms.

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