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Address: 1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton, PA 18508
Phone Number: 570-342-5555
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Description: A museum dedicated to Houdini, the famous magician.

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Houdini still going strong.

We have been to the Houdini Museum three times over the years. The tour is very informative and the true enjoyment come from watching the young magicians selected from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It is important to arrive at 1. The show begins with an informative film, followed by a tour of two rooms packed with extraordinary Houdini memorabilia. This is followed by several magic shows. The show is professional, tongue-in-cheek, includes a bit of selling of magic tricks (buy them!). The experience reminds one of a mix of vaudeville, Las Vegas and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I was rather disappointed with the whole experience. I am not sure what I expected, but it certainly was NOT this. It was a museum that was a house located in a small neighborhood. There was lots of memorabilia all over appearing very cluttered. The magician/ MC left a lot to be desired. The lady magician was supposed to be... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We have been to the Houdini Museum three times over the years. The tour is very informative and the true enjoyment come from watching the young magicians selected from the audience assist with some of the illusions. It is a good idea to get there for the start of the tour. There are snacks and cold bottled water and juice... More 

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We really enjoyed the Houdini Museum. You should know it is definitely NOT a typical museum visit. The two magicians who run the museum are dedicated to the history of Houdini and the contribution to the field of illusions and escapism. If you are going get there at the opening at 1:00 pm. The experience is definitely guided and if... More 

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Franklin Square, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is one of those classic roadside attractions. Great family fun. It is run as a not for profit museum dedicated to the preservation of all things Houdini. The tour once a day at 1pm lasts at least 3 hours. It starts with a brief video followed by a tour of the history of Houdini in the first room then... More 

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Green Lane, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fun experience. They are open from 1 to 4, and you should get there at 1 and plan to stay until 4. Dorothy and Bravo live and breathe Houdini. You get a short film and lecture, then a tour, and then a show. More than I expected when I saw the outside of the building.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you want to take your preteen kids on an adventure this is a great place to go. It can be a little corny for adults, but the kids should get a kick out of the magic show. It's worth going to at least once if you are in the vicinity.

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White Haven, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

They put on a terrific show for us using the power of telepathy and all kinds of cool unexplained tricks. The seance was very cool and very active. Didnt seem real, but was none the less still very scary and fun! Plus they give you free pizza during intermission. Great people, great entertainment!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We spent the afternoon at the Houdini Museum in Scranton - it was quite the experience. The Museum visit includes a historic tour and a magic show, both were fun and interesting. You need to make reservations for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon tour. You should plan to spend about 3-4 hours if you arrive at the scheduled 1:00 pm... More 

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Ozone Park, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Once you arrive, you are hustled in and held hostage for several hours! No food or beverages are sold or offered during your stay. The only show is an old fashion kiddy style magic show that has nothing to do with Houdini. The smell of mildew filled the room full of old newspaper clippings, old TV sets, & yard sale... More 

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Additional Information about Houdini Museum

Address: 1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton, PA 18508
Phone Number: 570-342-5555
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Scranton
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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