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“Don't bother” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Houdini Museum

Houdini Museum
1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton, PA 18508
570-342-5555
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Ranked #10 of 14 Attractions in Scranton
Type: Museums
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Owner description: A museum dedicated to Houdini, the famous magician.
Scranton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Don't bother”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

In order to visit this museum, you need to make an appointment and you're lucky if you can get one. Open around Halloween but that's it. Not much of a museum.

Visited November 2012
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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Master of Magic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is an off the wall museum and one would never expect to find this but we did. Had a superb time here and learned a lot about Mr Houdini. Dotty and Dick were so entertaining and it was great to be a part of her act. So many Houdini artifacts and magic items filled the many rooms. I felt as if I were in his home and he was sharing part of his life we us. Both Dotty and Dick knew everything about Houdini and I bought several items in the gift store. A must for the magician in you!

Visited March 2012
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Lakewood, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Magical Birthdays”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

The Houdini Museum hosts(hosted) Birthday parties. I had a joint birthday party there for 2 of my daughters. The entertainment portion was wonderful - fuss over the birthday girls and all. The party part was disappointing - 1 person trying to carter it and not very well either; was rather gruff too. Good magic bu NOT a class act. As a museum I found it very interesting but really cluttered. Didn't care for the area it was located in too much, parking was also awkward.

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Philadelphia
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“I felt the wonder of being a kid again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great magic show. The museum felt like a visit to Houdini's attic. There was also film clips of Houdini and movies made about him.

Visited July 2012
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MountainTop, PA
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“Great show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Great unknown place in scranton. great show for adults and kids alike. A little difficult to locate and park, but dont let that discourage you.

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