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Houdini Museum

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Fabulous. Place that is worth a trip

This museum. Is an unexpected treat for fans of magic or the occult. Dedicated to the long Fe if... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
New York City, New York
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Informative, Interesting, and Very Entertaining!

Houdini lives in Scranton! Had a great time visiting the museum and we really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
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RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED! SOME DAYS SOLD OUT! A museum dedicated to Houdini, the famous magician. Includes a film, a guided tour of the exhibit and a 1 hour stage magic show with nationally known magicians,with doves, ducks, a rabbit and a poodle...more
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1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
+1 570-342-5555
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

I wanted to love this and I applaud the owners for trying to keep the Houdini magic alive, but we were sadly disappointed. First, finding it was difficult. Parking was terrible - we were parked lke sardines - one car after the other - with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

This museum. Is an unexpected treat for fans of magic or the occult. Dedicated to the long Fe if Houdini. It is a compilation of his life, his magic and entertainment for several hours. Check ahead as the times to visit sell out quickly and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Houdini lives in Scranton! Had a great time visiting the museum and we really enjoyed the show...definitely recommend for all ages.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Judy M
Reviewed August 12, 2018

It was myself, the hubby, and the little one (4.5 yrs old) who came across this place because we love magic and the little one really hadn't been exposed to it. The idea that there is a place devoted to the life of a truly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank munequa718
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Blast from the past! It's more magic show than a Museum. I wish we had more time to look at the Houdini memorabilia.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank MichaelZ2794
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

First of all trip advisor and facebook and possibly other sites say they are closed during the week. In the summer I believe they are open every day (not sure about Sunday). Definitely best to check their website. Their tour was very informative about Houdini....More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank karenkX5057RK
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited here on Sunday July 1st and had a great time. Dorothy Dietrich and Bravo the Great are extremely nice and legends in the world of magicians and illusionists and host this wonderful experience. A short movie is shown, then a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Hooky? You bet. Corny? Goes without saying. The most fun-filled afternoon you'll have in Pennsylvania? You bet. If you're within 50 miles of Scranton -- no, make that 100 miles -- you've got to go.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Watsson
Reviewed June 21, 2018

As other reviewers have said, while this is interesting, and they have many Houdini items and memorabilia, their tour focuses more on themselves than Houdini. Their background is interesting, but I wanted to hear more about the Houdini items they had. The magic show felt...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

This was a highly enjoyable and educational experience in a small group setting that starts with a short film with rare footage, followed by a guided tour of three rooms filled with a vast assortment of Houdini memoriabilla and finally a fantastic audience participation magic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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July 14, 2016|
Response from mmkerrick | Reviewed this property |
It's a couple hours including a very good magic show.
May 8, 2016|
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Response from OneTriprFan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the collection is really cool. Impressive for any age... The tour guides adjust their tours to fit the age of the group in the room. The Magic Show is Amazing for any age. The magicians even float some one from the... More
April 3, 2015|
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