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McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

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Address: 800 McKinley Monument Drive Northwest, Canton, OH 44708
Phone Number: 330-455-7043
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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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Lots of steps

Very nice place to visit. However, if you don't like steps, park around the pack of the monument. Beautiful view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Erika H
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Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It might have been worth the trip and the money 30 years ago but not so much now. First of all my kids and I were really excited about the planetarium..it was closed. A good bit of the interactive pieces on the second floor weren't in working order. The science exhibits on the first floor have been done a million... More 

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USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited nearly all of the presidential libraries/museums. This one is called a presidential library & museum but it really isn't one. The presidential museum part of the building is quite small. Most of the building is devoted to presentations about the history and development of the county, not President McKinley, and is also targeted at children, not adults.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to visit. However, if you don't like steps, park around the pack of the monument. Beautiful view.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Started by climbing the steps up to the monument to the McKinleys tombs and then spent a pleasant 2 hrs in the museum next door including one of their planetarium shows. Exhibits are interesting to young and old alike, some of the local history and industry, a bit of a village harking back to over 100 years ago. Always something... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amazed how interesting this museum was. I didn't want to leave. There was so much to read and look at.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here is my experience with the McKinley museum...I've emailed their director Joyce Yut and pm'd their Facebook page...all has been ignored. Good morning. Yesterday I as well as My adult niece and our children were here in Our hometown of Canton visiting. Both of us were born and raised here and are proud of where we are from and love... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sooooo much cool stuff. Not nearly enough stuff on McKinley as we thought there would be. But what was there was really nice. It was a section the walk-through called stroll the shops-millions of interesting things there. A must see.

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Pulaski
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed visiting this museum. There was so much to see and learn here. In addition to all of the history, there was an interactive science center, too.

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was surprisingly well done. There was additional information about a boutique more than McKinley especially the late 1800s and early 1900s. There is a driveway between the museum and the monument that will take you up to a small parking lot behind the monument. This will eliminate most of the steps. The view from the monument is worth... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What made this visit so memorable was the personal attention a tour guide who had worked there 14 years paid to our little group of four. he took pictures for us, and really gave some human interest stories associated with the McKinleys. He was great! the rest of the museum is really interesting in the way it replicates an old... More 

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