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Informative, Interesting, and Very Entertaining!

Houdini lives in Scranton! Had a great time visiting the museum and we really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Judy M
A great find and worth the trip

It was myself, the hubby, and the little one (4.5 yrs old) who came across this place because we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Staten Island, New York
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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...more
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1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
+1 570-342-5555
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Houdini lives in Scranton! Had a great time visiting the museum and we really enjoyed the show...definitely recommend for all ages.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was myself, the hubby, and the little one (4.5 yrs old) who came across this place because we love magic and the little one really hadn't been exposed to it. The idea that there is a place devoted to the life of a truly...More

Thank munequa718
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blast from the past! It's more magic show than a Museum. I wish we had more time to look at the Houdini memorabilia.

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First of all trip advisor and facebook and possibly other sites say they are closed during the week. In the summer I believe they are open every day (not sure about Sunday). Definitely best to check their website. Their tour was very informative about Houdini....More

2  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited here on Sunday July 1st and had a great time. Dorothy Dietrich and Bravo the Great are extremely nice and legends in the world of magicians and illusionists and host this wonderful experience. A short movie is shown, then a...More

Thank lindantq
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Hooky? You bet. Corny? Goes without saying. The most fun-filled afternoon you'll have in Pennsylvania? You bet. If you're within 50 miles of Scranton -- no, make that 100 miles -- you've got to go.

1  Thank Watsson
Reviewed 22 June 2018

As other reviewers have said, while this is interesting, and they have many Houdini items and memorabilia, their tour focuses more on themselves than Houdini. Their background is interesting, but I wanted to hear more about the Houdini items they had. The magic show felt...More

Thank LuAnn O
Reviewed 11 June 2018

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

1  Thank Bill S
Reviewed 3 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

2  Thank 747rosem
Reviewed 24 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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15 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