Houdini Museum Scranton Trip Advisor reviews Guided Tour Magic Show 2

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Ellie C
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
"Master of Magic" 5 of 5 stars
Trip Advisor Houdini Museum Reviewed November 25, 2012
This is an off the wall museum and one would never expect to find this but we did. Had a superb time here and learned a lot about Mr Houdini. Dotty and Dick were so entertaining and it was great to be a part of her act. So many Houdini artifacts and magic items filled the many rooms. I felt as if I were in his home and he was sharing part of his life we us. Both Dotty and Dick knew everything about Houdini and I bought several items in the gift store. A must for the magician in you!
Visited March 2012

bc_pa
MountainTop, PA
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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"Great show"
5 of 5 stars
Trip Advisor Houdini Museum Reviewed August 4, 2012
Great unknown place in scranton. great show for adults and kids alike. A little difficult to locate and park, but dont let that discourage you.

JoeGlab
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
"Harry Houdini the Man"
5 of 5 stars
Trip Advisor Houdini Museum Reviewed May 10, 2012
If you're interested in seeing the real America, the kind of America that isn't centered around an amusement park, then the Harry Houdini Museum should be on your list. It's a small, one-of-a-kind museum run by Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz in Scranton PA. It's a converted house in a residential area so be careful not to drive right by looking for a big, commercialized attraction. But inside is everything you'd ever expect in a museum dedicated to Houdini. Dorothy and Dick scour the Earth looking for any bit of genuine Houdini memorabilia from the actual equipment he used in his tricks (such as an actual milk can fron his most famous escapes) to genuine theater programs detailing his life as it was recorded during his lifetime. The museum houses the most complete Houdini collection anywhere.

The Houdini Museum is more than just a walk-through, 25-cent tour. Its proprietors, as well as providing a magic show for its patrons, take great care in preserving the Houdini legend in the most factual manner possible. They told us as much about Harry Houdini the man as they did about Harry Houdini the magician and it is a most fascinating story about a most fascinating individual. I came away with much more respect for this entertainer, entrepreneur and most honorable American.

Operating the museum is a labor of love for Dietrich and Brookz. I doubt they are wealthy people because of it, but they pour their hearts and souls into keeping alive the Houdini legacy and history for us all. The Houdini Museum is truly an American treasure but one that will not last forever. Maybe in a generation it will not be here anymore replaced by a Disney-fied version of Houdini complete with all the embellishments of a comic book hero cleansed of any trace of his real humanity. I fear that once the museum is gone, Houdini himself will be permanently lost so please plan on seeing it soon.

With that all said, I obviously give the Harry Houdini Museum two thumbs up. It's a genuine slice of America and the perfect afternoon diversion from the theme park scene. Yes, they will offer things like for purchase (we bought a deck of magic cards and a reproduction theater program - both very reasonably-priced) but you can rest assured that every dollar you spend there goes directly back into keeping the museum going.
Visited March 2012

Nalaka D
Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
"Magic at it's best"
5 of 5 stars
Trip Advisor Houdini Museum Reviewed April 22, 2012
We visited Houdini Museum during spring break and we loved the Magic show and the Museum tour. Dorothy & Bravo were great. Anyone visiting the area should not miss this great show suited for all ages.
Visited April 2012

nerselover
Freeland, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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"Wonderful entertainers"
5 of 5 stars
Trip Advisor Houdini Museum Reviewed April 22, 2012
Dorothy and bravo are the best, we all enjoyed them immensely. So personable and knowledgeable and the best entertainers I have seen in years!
Visited April 2012

Ruvi A
New York, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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"Highlight of Our Trip!"
5 of 5 stars
Trip Advisor Houdini Museum Reviewed April 10, 2012
My family, friends, and I visited the Houdini museum in Scranton, PA over spring break. The dedication that Dorothy and Bravo the Great have is incredible. This was fun for all ages. Dorothy and Bravo get everyone involved and they know how to make everyone laugh! One of our friends was levetated, another had coins pulled from his pockets out of nowhere, and everyone got a chance to participate. Not only was the magic show great, but the tour of the museum was amazing as well. It was very informative and interesting. Bravo and Dorothy are great entertainers. I would recommend this marvelous museum to anybody travelling to Scranton. It is a must-see for all ages!! This was the best part of our trip, hands down. I wouldn't mind visiting again!
Visited April 2012

weenie090741
Hawley, Pennsylvania
"Fabulous"
5 of 5 stars
Trip Advisor Houdini Museum Reviewed April 9, 2012
I took my nieces and nephews and my own children to this wonderful attraction. Their age ranges are from 5 years old to 17 years old. The kids and the adults had a blast. My niece was levatated on stage and the cousins are still taking about that! They were all able to pick out awesome souveniers that were not insanely priced. Wonderful family day. We are going back this summer and every year.
Visited August 2011

haroldsnose
Tafton, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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"Authentic"
5 of 5 stars
Trip Advisor Houdini Museum Reviewed March 21, 2012
The players are professional and the atmosphere is genuine. You will really enjoy this!

Ssocash
Wyoming, Pennsylvania
1 review
"Excellent Presentation!"
5 of 5 stars
Trip Advisor Houdini Museum Reviewed July 14, 2011
The Houdini Museum is a wonderful place for all ages! The staff are experts on the life of the great magician. They provide visitors with an interesting biography of his life. The museum contains numerous items that had belonged to Harry Houdini. The pace is very relaxed, and the staff are happy to answer visitors' questions.

The magic shows are particularly entertaining, and Dorothy is an outstanding entertainer! I really enjoyed watching her make doves and rabbits appear out of nowhere, and turn a duck into a poodle! She ended her show by levitating my 14 year old son. The museum is a must see for Scranton residents, and is certainly a great attraction for the areas visitors. All ages will enjoy! You, too, can have your son levitated!
Susan S, Wyoming, PA Visited July 2011

grandmamarg
Rockville, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
"Very interesting for all ages"
5 of 5 stars
Trip Advisor Houdini Museum Reviewed July 8, 2011
The owners put on a wonderful show. The both of them are very engaging and warm. They take all questions very seriously - even those from very young children. We took our grandchildren 8 and 4. They loved it and so did we. I highly recommend it.
Visited July 2011

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