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Houdini Museum

1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
+1 570-342-5555
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Dont waste your time

Went expecting a great visit and was sorely disappointed. It smelled like mildew as soon as you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ashley M
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Highly enjoyable and educational

This was a highly enjoyable and educational experience in a small group setting that starts with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill S
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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED! 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. Lots of comedy and audience participation. Our magicians have appeared on HBO and other network specials. We often sell out and advance phone reservations are discounted. Arrive between 1 PM and 2:15 and see the entire event. Earlier tours are a bit longer.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“magic show” (63 reviews)
“old house” (9 reviews)
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1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
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"his life"
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"all ages"
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"bit corny"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went expecting a great visit and was sorely disappointed. It smelled like mildew as soon as you walked in. It was scorching hot out and they waited until exactly the start time to let anyone inside even though they had a porch full of people....More

Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I loved my visit to the Houdini Museum! It contains an enormous amount of Houdini memorabilia, and would take many hours to throughly review everything on display. The hosts — Dorothy Dietrich and Bravo the Great — provide a wealth of information about Houdini’s life...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

This is one of the harder reviews I've written. As an adult who has seen some pretty great magic over the years, I was disappointed with this experience. But the kids in attendance seemed to enjoy themselves and it seemed that Dorothy and Dick (aka...More

1  Thank WorkingMyBucketList
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

My family visited the museum which is in an old house and hosted by an old timer who is very funny and by a woman who is a world famous magician. The museum was originally in NYC. It's a small place but the tour includes...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We were in the Scranton area for the weekend with friends who suggested we go to this museum. It was interesting to hear about Houdini's life and see the extensive collection of memorabilia. Unfortunately, it was exceptionally crowded when we visited and that detracted from...More

1  Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The Houdini Museum is a most memorable experience for the entire family. For a modest fee you will be afforded the opportunity to tour the only complex in the world which is totally devoted to the world renowned escape artist and entertainer Harry Houdini. Take...More

Thank MarkPlegge
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great place a great place to take the kids to see great learning experience family oriented. Pricey!

Thank Katch1958
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

My wife had wanted to go here for years, and this past weekend we finally got the chance. Honestly, this was one of the best times I have had in a long time. The owners are very passionate about Houdini, and it shows. They have...More

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Took our Grandkids, they loved it, as we did also! Neighborhood looks rough but once inside, be prepared to be amazed and entertained.

Thank Putter1
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alis0ng144
14 July 2016|
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Response from mmkerrick | Reviewed this property |
It's a couple hours including a very good magic show.
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kimbiesann
8 May 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
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garykress
3 April 2015|
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