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Musee Conti Wax Museum

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Address: 917 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3409
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Another "Ain't Der No Moh"

Sad to hear this local haunt is closing. Lots of fun inside & loaded with history of New Orleans. Beautiful room upstairs available for parties & soirees.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 21, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This is wax museum was so unique as it held the history of the Louisiana beginnings and displayed frame by frame how everyone of the cultures blended together to become one of the most diverse cities in the U.S. Each life size wax display was meticulously crafted and brought history to life. The best scene was the battle of New... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

We visited this museum for two reasons; one, it was recommended by our Save Our Cemeteries tour guide as a good historic view of New Orleans and two, we’ve never been to a wax museum. We were able to join, by periphery, a tour with a class of third graders, which made the history even more interesting and understandable. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

It's too bad this place is closing the end of January 2016. I attended a wedding upstairs and it is a great venue place. When you have a venue there, you get full access to walk around and see the wax figure displays. This is nothing like Madame Tussaud wax figures. First off this place walks you the the good,... More 

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Upon hearing that this museum would be closing by he end of the month, I felt the need to go. And I am glad that I did. There is so much history to be seen. My kids (age 10) enjoyed it as well! I am so sad see it go!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is one of the best wax museums I have visited! So glad I got to experience it before it closes at the end of January. I really hope the amazing pieces can find a new home by some miracle. The building is being turned into a condo. The elaborate scenes depict moments in local history, and the written narration... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

Sad to hear this local haunt is closing. Lots of fun inside & loaded with history of New Orleans. Beautiful room upstairs available for parties & soirees.

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This brought back a lot of memories. We both took field trips to this museum a couple of times. It gives you a great visual of Louisiana history. It's going to close in January so don't miss out!!

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Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

A fun little French Quarter experience. A bit of kitsch but my son (9 year old) loved it, and so did I. (I say kitch, but aren't all wax museums!) A total of $22 for my son, my husband and I to enter. We had a solid hour of entertainment. Must go soon...before this 50-year old museum is forever lost!

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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015

Convinced my husband to go in as we were walking around near Bourbon Street. Glad we did, Yes, the figures are very old but I still learned a lot of history about the Louisiana Purchase as well as the founding of New Orleans. Many of the streets in the French Quarter (Iberville, Bienville) are named after New Orleans founding fathers.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

This museum is closing in January so go see it while you can. We enjoyed our visit and its a great way to learn the history of New Orleans. It's old but charming with many vignettes to view. There's also a horror section at the end of the exhibit. A great inexpensive way to spend an hour in NOLA!

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