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McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

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Address: 800 McKinley Monument Drive Northwest, Canton, OH 44708
Phone Number:
+1 330-455-7043
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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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McKinley museum

Very nice place not to big to get smaller childern tired from walking. Lower half is a nature area and science. Upper area is history of Canton and President McKinley plus a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Canton Ohio
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Copley, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is great for kids and history enthusiasts alike. The bottom floor features dinosaur, animal, and technology exhibits. The stairs leading up to the top floor contains a planetarium. The top floor contains a lot of unique artifacts from the time period of President McKinley. My personal favorite exhibit is a room made to look like a town in... More 

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Canton Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place not to big to get smaller childern tired from walking. Lower half is a nature area and science. Upper area is history of Canton and President McKinley plus a couple of streets with store fronts of McKinley's era.Planetarium is ok but is small space. Located next to President McKinley monument.

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Louisville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place. So great for kids and adults to see and learn. Helpful and friendly staff. So many memories . Honest, fun place.

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a nice museum that I was surprised living in Ohio I had not heard more about it. The bottom floor is a natural history museum with dinosaur replicates and live animals.. Tons of hands on activities for kids.. the second floor has a really neat planetarium with half hour shows at no extra cost..check website as show... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

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 January 2, 2017 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 December 31, 2016

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 December 18, 2016 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 December 18, 2016 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 December 16, 2016 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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