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Address: 1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
Phone Number: +1 570-342-5555
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Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

A museum dedicated to Houdini, the famous magician.

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Learned so much and had lots of fun

We were staying in Wilkes Barre and had the afternoon free. I watch the show "Mysteries at the Museum" and they have featured the Houdini Museum a couple of times. When we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
llandauny1
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Wappingers Falls, NY
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: -They had allot of memorabilia -The kids loved the magic show -Price wasnt outrageous Cons: -horrible parking (a driveway) -Very very crowded space (small home renovated for museum) -Bad jokes and sometimes inappropriate for young kids (innuendos only adults would mostly get) -Rude to late guests and they were made an example of how you get treated if you... More 

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Wappingers Falls, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Wilkes Barre and had the afternoon free. I watch the show "Mysteries at the Museum" and they have featured the Houdini Museum a couple of times. When we called they had told us that it would be a three hour tour and show and it was. There were kids there that made the magic show even... More 

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped there after checking into our motel around 3 or 4 o'clock and they were closed. Information we had from on-line stated they were open on week-ends.

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peggyfranks, Manager at Houdini Museum, responded to this review

All brochures and websites suggest calling and reserving. We even keep our hours off Google search and suggest to CALL for hours. We constantly check other sites to be sure they do not give incorrect hours. This person got there at the end of our day so it is no surprise we were closed. They assumed we would be open... More 

North Abington Township
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

only museum about houdini in america.he was here a lot.scranton was top 10 city in 1920 and people played here before ny to get themselves ready for nyc.when we saw show the lady was grandaughter of houndinis assistant.great presentation and history of magic and the man.great for kids and children.they encourage you to stay after show to see real props... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Houdini Museum is top notch. It may not look like much from the outside, but the people that run it and the magic that comes from the stage is wonderful. The History of Houdini is held in the highest regard and people who leave there either enjoy themselves or are not true Houdini Fans.

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Thank maryannkochanski
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We went with 3 children ages 8, 10 and 11. The truth is that they loved the magicians and not so much the history part. The magicians were Bravo the Great and Dorothy Deitrich. We did not know these names before going but google them and WOW! We were stunned that we met such famous magicians here in Scranton. We... More 

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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

A delightful way to spend a few weekend afternoon hours. If you don't believe in magic, Dick and Dorothy will change your mind. The exhibits and magic show are fantastic and will have you scratching your head to figure out how they do it. A treat for any age. Reasonable (less than $20) and highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

My step daughter and I were looking for something to do and she asked me to look for a museum. I found the Houdini Museum and we drove out there from Wilkes Barre. We only had time to see the show but it was fun.. and I was picked to be in one of the magic tricks! We loved it!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

What a great afternoon we had , we were in USA for 12 days and this was our 10 year olds highlight of the trip , which says it all its a tour/show which lasted nearly 4 hours very informative and magic show at the end was great would highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

This place was such a treat and a great way to kill 40 minutes whilst we waited for other members of our party to join us. The museum started with the origins of the great illusionist who was Houdini, outlining the meeting of he and his wife, his early influences and the experiences that created such an engaging and entertaining... More 

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