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“More than the Eye can See”
Review of Nutcracker Museum

Nutcracker Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 Museums in Leavenworth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Displaying over 7000 nutcrackers, the Nutcracker Museum is a unique experience for visitors. People have come from all over the world specifically to view this unique collection. You’ll find nutcrackers from Roman times to modern day and nutting stones from the Archaic period. Students will enjoy a “nutcracker hunt”, our version of a scavenger hunt!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My girlfriends and I visited Leavenworth WA just prior to Oktoberfest. Each day we would venture into town to make yet another discovery. One morning we spied along the main street, a modest sign alerting the observant tourist to a museum. At first glance, the staircase leading to the 2nd story is a bit daunting. BUT in spite of a slight mobility impairment, I was determined to climb to the top and check out this point of interest. OMG! I am so glad we made the effort. There is, I found out, an elevator for anyone who cannot climb the single flight of stairs.
A friendly face greeted us, took our nominal entrance fee and explained, "The nutcrackers in this room are for sale. The museum was in the rooms beyond," she said, pointing around the corner. Beyond is right! The hallways twisted and turned in a labyrinth. In each room were glass cases with hundreds, no thousands of nutcrackers neatly displayed with labels and grouped either by manufacturer or by subject matter or theme. On display were tools for making the nutcrackers, and a wonderful video demonstrating their history and how a hand carved and hand painted masterpiece is born were both informative and intriguing. I was struck by the subtle differences in faces, sizes, feet, and, of course, costumes that set each item off as unique.
I found myself reviewing the highlights with my girlfriends over lunch afterwards. And, of course, we had our photo taken with the life-sized carving of a Bavarian man in lederhosen! Sehr nett!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank _beegleh
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

A friend had recommended the museum when she found out we were headed to Leavenworth so we decided to check it out. Admission for our whole family was under $20. There is a short film and an unbelievable number of nutcrackers. It has to be one of the biggest collections in the world. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank misopiso88
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Well worth the $5 admission. Such an amazing array of Nutcrackers. I would definitely go again because there is no way you can see all of them in one visit. One of the highlights of our trip to Leavenworth.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Angiereese
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Everytime we come into town. Multiple trips, for a week everytime. We find it closed. 3 very disappointed kids《《《《

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Hayley B
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Cozy place where you can see one of the biggest Nutcrackers collection. Interesting video with history of Nutcracker. Great for all ages.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Dmitry B
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