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“A sad sad place...”

Musee Conti Wax Museum
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$89.99*
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Ranked #130 of 371 things to do in New Orleans
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

To say that this wax museum has seen better days is an understatement. It's so outdated that the entertainment value is in just how bad it is. My teenagers, though, that it was pretty funny, because it's just that campy and outdated. The whole place has a somewhat creepy, unclean, and neglected aura about it. While it's really quite cheap, you definitely get what you pay for. I can think of many many better things you and your family could do while in New Orleans.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Well, I have a real weakness for wax museums- the more interesting the better! This isn't the place to expect Madame Tussuads celebs; this is the history of New Orleans and I thought it was absolutely brilliant. The city has an amazing history from the Siege of New Orleans to Marie Laveau and you really will learn so much following the history through; there are even spooky additions like the breathing waxwork during the Siege scene I think, and a quite small Chamber of Horrors which is still spooky! I visited during September and it was empty when I visited and I think the opening hours are quite limited too it's best to ring ahead and check but it is definitely worth visiting!

1  Thank natalieandmonkey
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

great wax museum with historical bent. Educational, spooky, and a nice air-conditioned, dark space to escape the New Orleans heat!

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Go here after you've taken a historical walking tour of the Quarter because it is going to take all of those stories you heard on the tour and bring them to life! I really like this place. Not a lot of people go here so it isn't crowded. It's been here a long time and it needs guests. This is also a great place to take kids.

2  Thank Louise H
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

I've visited a lot of wax museums in my lifetime and most of them have been pretty lame, leaning heavily on celebitards and popular culture for their content. The Musee Conti is an exception. While its facade is not imposing, the content of the museum is one of the best wax museums I have visited. Not only are the exhibits well done and well maintained, they provide an informative backdrop of the French Quarter and New Olreans on which the new tourist can draw on to visit other attractions. For instance, the LaLaurie House on Royal Street. The exhibit explains the history of the house most recently owned by actor Nicholas Cage and its reputation of being haunted. The sadistic lady about town Madam LaLaurie tortured slaves in her attic while entertaining other city figures, between meal courses I imagine. Another is the part the local convent played as way station for "casket girl" mail order brides. Well not really mail order, but monarchy ordered brides for the colony. Another is the Jean Lafite Blacksmith shop, which the museum exhibit highlights its part in the Battle of New Orleans. All in all it was well worth the $7 admission, quite cheap actually, considering the price of a beer on Bourbon Street. I would highly recommend it. Oh, if you just half to have popular culture in wax, don't miss the right turn just before the exit, into the wing with the horror movie figures. Those were well done too.

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