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McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

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Address: 800 McKinley Monument Dr NW, Canton, OH 44708-4832
Phone Number:
+1 330-455-7043
Today
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is a family friendly history...

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is a family friendly history and science Museum dedicated to the history of the 25th President, William McKinley and to the history of Stark County. The McKinley National Memorial is also on the grounds of the Museum.

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Educational!! My daughters class went on a field trip-I chaperoned. Kids were into it! Highly recommended for all ages to learn about history. Could've done without the gift shop... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nini124
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North Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Much more than I expected. In addition to the usual and expected background about President McKinley there is a whole section on the early history of NE Ohio, a large model train exhibit, a natural history museum and a planetarium.

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North Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Educational!! My daughters class went on a field trip-I chaperoned. Kids were into it! Highly recommended for all ages to learn about history. Could've done without the gift shop tho 🤑.

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Foxworth, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice park in the area. There is a trailhead with plenty of running room. The monument itself has about 4 -5 flights of stairs for a good cardio workout. There is a museum and planetarium to visit as solo or with family. It is a clean and no graffiti. It seemed to be safe. This is... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tourist attractions of this magnitude that are tucked away and devoid of long lines are priceless. If you like history, must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I both grew up in NE ohio, so had taken field trips to this museum as kids a long time ago. This visit was better than either of us remembered - well worth the time to stop with a tween and a teen, but would have been great for most school aged kids.

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were actually headed for another destination and decided to stop by here to see what it was all about. Got the kids out of the car and ran up the steps to the Monument/Mosellium and looked around. Good visit...that is on our places to visit next year when we can spend more time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

I grew up in Canton and my favorite place to visit was this museum. Now that I've grown up and left Canton, I make it a point to visit the museum once a year. What was once an incredibly fun experience with so much to do as a child has become a fascinating trip as an adult. The second floor... More 

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Overall the museum was very good with several different areas to look at. The staff provided extra knowledge along the way which made it more interesting!

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a unique place for science and history. The planetarium shows are excellent. The children's exhibits are wonderful. In addition the historical exhibits are great. The McKinley's talking exhibit is eerie as it is so lifelike. A great place to take your family. A must see.

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East Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Take your time here, lots to experience. You will be surprised at it all. Good for kids or good for just you and a friend. A great learning experience.

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