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Houdini Museum

1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
+1 570-342-5555
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Very informative, Fun magic show.

Looking for something different, the Houdini museum fits the bill. The vaudeville act is cute and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, United States
via mobile
Awesome Place

This and the coal mine tour were the highlights of my Scranton trip. Dorothy and Bravo are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Negatron N
via mobile
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A museum dedicated to Houdini, the famous magician.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“magic show” (49 reviews)
“old house” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
+1 570-342-5555
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 29 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
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We stopped there after checking into our motel around 3 or 4 o'clock and they were closed. Information we had from on-line stated they were open on week-ends.More

Thank dunald0
peggyfranks, Manager at Houdini Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2016

All brochures and websites suggest calling and reserving. We even keep our hours off Google search and suggest to CALL for hours. We constantly check other sites to be sure they do not give incorrect hours. This person got there at the end of our...More

Reviewed 11 October 2016

only museum about houdini in america.he was here a lot.scranton was top 10 city in 1920 and people played here before ny to get themselves ready for nyc.when we saw show the lady was grandaughter of houndinis assistant.great presentation and history of magic and the...More

Thank U6387NRjerryc
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Houdini Museum is top notch. It may not look like much from the outside, but the people that run it and the magic that comes from the stage is wonderful. The History of Houdini is held in the highest regard and people who leave...More

Thank maryannkochanski
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How much time should I plan to spend at the museum?
15 July 2016|
Response from mmkerrick | Reviewed this property |
It's a couple hours including a very good magic show.
Would this be appropriate for teenagers?
9 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
How much does it cost
4 April 2015|
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Response from trafalgar007 | Reviewed this property |
The numbers listed above are accurate