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“Magical Birthdays”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Houdini Museum

Houdini Museum
Ranked #10 of 32 things to do in Scranton
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A museum dedicated to Houdini, the famous magician.
Lakewood, Pennsylvania, United States
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54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Magical Birthdays”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

The Houdini Museum hosts(hosted) Birthday parties. I had a joint birthday party there for 2 of my daughters. The entertainment portion was wonderful - fuss over the birthday girls and all. The party part was disappointing - 1 person trying to carter it and not very well either; was rather gruff too. Good magic bu NOT a class act. As a museum I found it very interesting but really cluttered. Didn't care for the area it was located in too much, parking was also awkward.

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Philadelphia
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162 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“I felt the wonder of being a kid again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great magic show. The museum felt like a visit to Houdini's attic. There was also film clips of Houdini and movies made about him.

Visited July 2012
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MountainTop, PA
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

Great unknown place in scranton. great show for adults and kids alike. A little difficult to locate and park, but dont let that discourage you.

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Cocoa, Florida
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154 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“lots of magical history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

visited this musuem and was suprised at the detail given by the hosts. the museum sits in an old house in scranton and many of the artifacts are crammed into a small house which is probably the only drawback. the hosts give you a wonderful history of houdini's life and they top off the visit with a very nice magic show which all the kids will love. the visit lasts about 4 hours. you do get your monies worth.

Visited July 2012
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tons of info and entertaining but a bit co$tly overall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

The folks are extremely friendly and helpful but there is a lot of fluff and comedy worked in to stretch out the tour/show. $18 each (search for coupons) seems high for what is provided, but none the less still entertaining and enjoyable. Go see it but be a few minutes early and stay for the entire show (plan 2-3 hours).

Visited July 2012
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