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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
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Green Lane, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My wife and I went hoping for a real tour and some learning about Houdini, after all, the couple that runs the place have done some great things for the Houdini family and legacy. WRONG! First, we were told we had reservations for 1pm. At our arrival at 12:40, they were mid-show and had begun at 11:30. Nice. It's a... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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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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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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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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