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ToonSeum

945 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3729
+1 412-232-0199
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Too small with very little content.

Billing itself as a type of museum is misleading. I love comics and my wife is an illustrator and... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
conciergeinnewyork
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New York City, New York
Not what I was expecting.

Very small personal collection. Seemed obscure, although I was familiar with a few things. The... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Ed G
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The ToonSeum is one of only three museums in the United State dedicated exclusively to the cartoon arts. It's located in the downtown Cultural District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The ToonSeum features exhibitions or original comic and cartoon art, with new exhibits every two months. It's a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon for families, children of all ages, and tourists.Our giftshop carries unique comics and books related to the cartoon arts.
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“cartoon art” (2 reviews)
“comic book” (2 reviews)
“gift shop” (3 reviews)
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945 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3729
Downtown
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+1 412-232-0199
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Billing itself as a type of museum is misleading. I love comics and my wife is an illustrator and we were both excited about visiting this place. We were both really let down. It's very small and they really don't have much to see.

Thank conciergeinnewyork
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Very small personal collection. Seemed obscure, although I was familiar with a few things. The Owner and staff were very friendly. My wife and I stopped in with friends and I actually felt bad that we were in and out in about 15 minutes. Someone...More

Thank Ed G
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Quiet and quaint with a very small collection. Nice bookshop at the front but they best part is the unisex bathroom. All the visiting cartoonist have left their mark on the bathroom walls.

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

We knew going in that this place was small, but were interested in seeing the displays. The Martin Luther King jr. comic book depiction of the early civil rights fight was very interesting. Some may consider the price a little steep at 8 dollars a...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I like to visit all types of museums, especially in my hometown. The Toonseum has been on my list to visit for a long time and I wasn't really sure what to expect. If someone is really into comics, this is a must see place....More

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We did a quick visit to the museum. Parking is a problem but there is metered parking or a garage couple blocks away. It was interesting to see all the cartoon strip displays. My son loved seeing all the characters

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

The ToonSeum consists of two rooms--period. During our visit, one exhibition (focusing on "how to be an artist/cartoonist" schools and programs) was running a few days beyond its original scheduled termination date, and presumably it was being held longer because the second exhibition was not...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Not the busiest of places…which I liked. A very decent-sized, interesting collection of a wide variety of cartoon art.

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

It's only $4 admission but worth double the price. Wile E Coyote must be expected to visit because there is an anvil suspended by a rope over front desk. The main room is adorned with political cartoons from this years presidential campaign. With this year's...More

Thank Jay F
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Tiny place and after we saw the layout even my comic loving teen declined to pay to go in. $8 isn't bad but with 4 that's $32 and my husband who did pay to see the exhibits said that would have been way overpriced in...More

Thank Kimberly R
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