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Musee Conti Wax Museum

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Address: 917 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3409
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This museum is closing in January so go see it while you can. We enjoyed our visit and its a great way to learn the history of New Orleans. It's old but charming with many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

This museum is closing in January so go see it while you can. We enjoyed our visit and its a great way to learn the history of New Orleans. It's old but charming with many vignettes to view. There's also a horror section at the end of the exhibit. A great inexpensive way to spend an hour in NOLA!

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

I went there simply because I enjoy wax museums and was curious about New Orleans wax museum. It was interesting. It's not add big or as fun as I was hoping, but with the $8 admission fee. Nice diversion from the rest of the French quarter.

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Recently visited the Musee Conti Wax Museum. It was worth the admission price--Much larger than we expected. The museum is a bit dated--I'm betting it was amazing 15-20 years ago BUT still very entertaining. Wax figures in dioramas with descriptive labels (describing the history of NOLA).

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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

This type of place definitely isn't for everyone. If kitschy stuff is your thing, then this is where you want to go! The wax figures were a mix of humorous and downright creepy, but give yourself enough time to read all of the placards - so cheeky! I loved the end of the tour, which gives a nod to a... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

If you aren't reading the signs, you're missing out. The understated and dry humor is an excellent refresher from other museums that take themselves a tad too seriously. As a Kansan, it was nice to see a refesher course on the history of Louisiana. And of course, the Poe, Stevenson, and cyclops were awesome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

We just had to visit the Musee Conti Wax Museum after hearing that the figures from the Madam LaLaurie mansion were moved there. It was a fun little museum packed with wax figures recounting the history of New Orleans. The signs were informative and written with a good sense of humor. We found ourselves laughing out loud numerous times. There... More 

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Inexpensive self guided tour through wax museum, must read the displays to learn what is going on in each scene. Tells all about the history of New Orleans. Also has an area of wax figures from books like Dracula and Frankenstein,

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Be sure to call ahead and confirm the museum is open! We walked from our hotel (not too far but miserable in the heat of the summer) only to discover the museum was closed for a private tour. The sign simply said closed with no indication of when they would open up again for public tours. It was a complete... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

The Musee Conti shows the history of New Orleans in a fun setting. It's also a good place to get out of the heat for a while. Besides learning about the local history, they have a "horror house" area with famous scary characters, like Swamp Thing, and the Phantom of the Opera. To me the creepiest was the voodoo rituals.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

$8 pp and right away the lessons in Louisiana/New Orleans history begin. The wax figures are aged and the faces look unfamiliar unless you have a backround in history. However it is good to have these visual aids if you take the time to absorb the placards with interesting facts. At least 1 hour here but if you have kids... More 

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