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Address: 1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton, PA 18508
Phone Number: 570-342-5555
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: A museum dedicated to Houdini, the famous magician.

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Nice place to take pre-teen kids

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Chipper146
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I just left there, paid ahead of time but still had to wait on a long line to make sure they got there money. There were way, way too many people crammed into only "one" room at a time, no one could move let alone walk around and look at anything! But were told you will be able to look... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I've been living overseas for a period of time and this summer had the opportunity to visit the NEPA area. I went to the museum for the first time since I was 5 and I wasn't disappointed. It still felt as quirky but there were new things to see, new magic tricks, and I felt very entertained. The experience is... More 

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New York
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3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I went to the Houdini museum this past Saturday (8/22/14). I want to first talk a little about the museum and what you should and should not expect. The "museum" is an old converted house on Main Ave in Scranton PA. Why would there be a Houdini museum in Scranton you ask? Well the curators say that Houdini had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

What quirky, interesting, memorable, magical, experience. Don't let this little gem pass you by if you are in the Scranton area and like magic, espescially those interested in Harry Houdini. Between BRAVO's quirky antics and information on Harry's career to the second room which contained a multitude of artifacts from the master illusionist himself as described by Dorothy Dietrich to... More 

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Wyoming, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We really wanted to see the Houdini Museum and based on the information on their website, which said that it was open daily in August, we planned on going on a Monday afternoon. The website gave 2 phone numbers to order discounted tickets. When I tried to call on Monday morning for the tickets, both phone numbers reached a "this... More 

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Ocean
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We spent an informative and entertaining afternoon. For those who criticize the dated environment, please realize that it is part of the charm. It is like a step back in time. The owners do a wonderful job of explaining the history of Houdini. This is aided by terrific pictures, clippings, and artifacts. Dorothy has a passion for her career as... More 

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