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National Comedy Center

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The National Comedy Center is the United States’ official cultural institution and museum dedicated to presenting the vital story of comedy and preserving its heritage for future generations. Recently named by TIME as one of its "World's Greatest...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
203 W 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701-4903
+1 716-484-2222
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All reviews the blue room interactive exhibits high tech state of the art we spent hours jim gaffigan four hours don t miss hall of fame spent almost feed the meter something for everyone awesome experience railroad station green screen tv shows and movies several blocks
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Reviewed yesterday

Was not originally planning on going here during our recent trip to Jamestown. Was told by 3 different people that we should. Glad we did! Your visit is designed towards your interests. There is a load of interactive displays that are very entertaining and educational....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent just over 2 hours there. Could have used 5 hours. So much great content to enjoy. We will be back soon. If you have been to Jamestown before to visit the Lucy Desi Museum, what you will find here is a completely different experience....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent 5 hours there more inter active things than ever experienced at any other museums we have ever been before can’t say enough good things so we’ll thought out.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Big1mike
Reviewed 6 days ago

the National Comedy Center is a museum (or entertainment site, or technology exhibition, or comedic archive) like no other. Upon entering, visitors are queried regarding their taste in stage and television comedy, comedic movies, and any other venue imaginable. The results of the questionnaire are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dennismQ5755SP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing venue that is as high-tech as it gets. Looks like a small building until you are inside. It is HUGE with amazing displays that are all very interactive. My advice is walk to the Karaoke Bar and get yourself a drink first then walk...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool history of comedy including all types from Ernie Kovacs and Lenny Bruce to today’s stars.Don’t go down to the “blue room” unless you can handle the cussing!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lisanjeff
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, Thank God there is finally a place where you can go to see all the greats in comedy over the years. This place was built with beauty, thoughtfulness, and many modern ways to be interactive with the history of comedy. There are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jack C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove well over an hour to get there and spent $23.50 each for senior admission. It was worth the drive and every penny spent! More than we had expected to see and do. It is a very high tech and interactive “museum”. Lots of hands...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Grandma1944
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the National Comedy Center. It is highly interactive with lots of displays -- video, audio, props, and costumes. The Center traces the history of comedy through the decades. Very impressive!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TaraB0997
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful, new museum is full of interactive, hands on exhibits. There is a lot to see and a lot of fun things to do! A wealth of memorabilia, costumes, trivia, and comic surprises! The museum has taken a modern, technology approach to giving each...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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July 12, 2019|
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Response from Geoffrey1969 | Reviewed this property |
I would've been fatigued at 4 hours. We did 2.5 and that was good enough for me, but the other reviewers are correct in that there is lots of interactivity so if you want to spend 4 hours, it's easily done.
June 21, 2019|
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Response from margaret h | Reviewed this property |
Very accessible for wheelchairs!
February 24, 2019|
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Response from Kath_PA | Reviewed this property |
The Comedy Center is Hi-Tech, and interactive, the stuff kids would love. The Blue Room (adult humor) is off limits to the little ones, so no fear there. We did all the Lucy stuff, even though its kid friendly, it is not... More