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Houdini Museum, Tour & Magic Show

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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A lot of interesting memorabilia, bit crowded with stuff for the space, but lots to see everywhere... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2019
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We didn't have a reservation and after seeing the front of the building, we didn't even know if it... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2019
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RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED! SOME DAYS SOLD OUT! Houdini.org - 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
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Reviewed September 1, 2019

Must do. I've lived in Scranton 7 years now and I just went to this for first time yesterday. I hope everyone gets the opportunity to see these guys. They are terrific. Better than Vegas acts I've seen. Museum is just OK. But their show,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

My child enjoyed the museum which was what really mattered. The tour was interesting although it was unorganized with artifacts and items shoved into corners that had not been displayed yet. It looked messy. Despite this being a Houdini museum, there was a lot of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019

I LOVED THIS! Wonderful, interesting and abundant memorabilia. Great film. Entertaining and amazing magic show, complete with levitation, and disappearing/appearing animals. The hosts, Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz, were the real thing--great magicians, full of knowledge about Houdini, and stories about magic and magic history....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

A lot of interesting memorabilia, bit crowded with stuff for the space, but lots to see everywhere you turn! Learned a lot about him and his life! Definitely a stop to make if you have ever been interested in Houdini or magicians!

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank JKC0
Reviewed April 2, 2019

We didn't have a reservation and after seeing the front of the building, we didn't even know if it was open. We called the number on the door and they were going to open at 1:00PM. There was a very small parking lot in the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 21, 2019

I went for a birthday party and it was very interesting for adults as well as children! Multiple rooms to search and learn.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

My family members stopped by . The museum was truly remarkable. So very interesting exhibits and presentations. The staff friendly and very helpful. The mystery of Houdini lives well at this place. We were represented by every age and we were all glad we visited.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
2  Thank TrailBlazer790631
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
Thank Allansha
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
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Response from mindful1now | Reviewed this property |
Price at the door is $20 for all, if available. Reduced pricing WHEN YOU RESERVE! $17.95 for adults & $14.95 for children 11 and under.
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It's a couple hours including a very good magic show.
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Response from Dorothy D | 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
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