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Houdini Museum

1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
+1 570-342-5555
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Well worth a visit

Two accomplished magicians run the museum and they put on a great magic exhibition. The artifacts... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Springfield, Massachusetts
A Magical Time for All

The Houdini Museum is more than just a museum and it is more than just a place for children or... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nanuet, New York
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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
+1 570-342-5555
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Two accomplished magicians run the museum and they put on a great magic exhibition. The artifacts are numerous and many of interest. Do not let the appearance of the neighborhood deter you...it has seen better days. I was glad to see families in attendance. A...More

Thank Allensandraalexmarc
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Houdini Museum is more than just a museum and it is more than just a place for children or adults. When you enter you are immediately entertained by Bravo the Great with funny, stupid and silly jokes, which I loved, and a bit of...More

Thank Frankie754
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the museum entry was $20. I thought I had read there would be a discount if you reserved in advance, but I don't think I got one. The entry price actually isn't listed anywhere on their website, so I'm happy to pass that info along!...More

Thank Berlinguy030
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Looking for something different, the Houdini museum fits the bill. The vaudeville act is cute and the magic will keep you interested. They have a personal history with Houdini and have a complete collection including personal effects. The kids got to participate and everyone enjoyed...More

Thank 288georgeb
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This and the coal mine tour were the highlights of my Scranton trip. Dorothy and Bravo are awesome. The are excellent performers and warm and personable to boot. It was cool to meet such a world renown magician as Dorothy. The show was fantastic, the...More

Thank Negatron N
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Located in a small old house, this was indeed a surprise. Several rooms are crammed full of Houdini's memorabilia. You are given the tour by Dorothy Dietrich, former famous female magician, and Bravo the Great her assistant [also a former performing magician]. Both are very...More

1  Thank rahj9
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Best attraction in scranton. Unforgettable experience. They also do parties! Love love. Very passionate people who love to entertain. Great asset to the scranton area.

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 8 December 2016

had my grandsons birthday parety here a few yrs. ago. kids had a great time. loved the magic show. birthday boy was called upon to help perform magic. all the kids got a small gift.

Thank Judy Z
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Pros: -They had allot of memorabilia -The kids loved the magic show -Price wasnt outrageous Cons: -horrible parking (a driveway) -Very very crowded space (small home renovated for museum) -Bad jokes and sometimes inappropriate for young kids (innuendos only adults would mostly get) -Rude to...More

3  Thank HiddenLotusLady
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were staying in Wilkes Barre and had the afternoon free. I watch the show "Mysteries at the Museum" and they have featured the Houdini Museum a couple of times. When we called they had told us that it would be a three hour tour...More

Thank llandauny1
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14 July 2016|
Response from mmkerrick | Reviewed this property |
It's a couple hours including a very good magic show.
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
4 April 2015|
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Response from trafalgar007 | Reviewed this property |
The numbers listed above are accurate