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Musee Conti Wax Museum

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Address: 917 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3409
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I visited the Wax Museum as part of a group outing. There was a guided tour offered so I listened in and the guide did a great job of bringing the displays to life. There is a... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2014
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I visited the Wax Museum as part of a group outing. There was a guided tour offered so I listened in and the guide did a great job of bringing the displays to life. There is a lot of history in this city that didn't make it into any textbook I studied! I learned about how the city was founded,... More 

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Westchester, NY
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Went here with my wife and two 12 year olds. Our favorite wax museum of the several we've seen. The quality of the displays is astonishingly good--apparently they were made by a craftsman in France. You learn about the history of New Orleans, important parts of US history, all in a medium that makes it entertaining and "alive." For good... More 

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Mounds View, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had a great time walking through the wax museum. There are lots of historical exhibits to view as well as other paintings, writings and maps on the walls. Each display had a write up next to it explaining the scene. The entrance fee is reasonable ($7.25 for seniors). The museum was larger than we thought it would be. According... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Boring, lame, just a waste. The wax figures look like middle grade students did them, the plaques are not kept up so some you can't read and the whole thing was not worth it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The museum has a really bad odor when you enter, but it's not that expensive. The stories w/the was figures is great and covers almost everything I heard on the historic tours. It even has a horror section which was neat.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The story that was portrayed my the statues and the very human likeness of each one was great. I learned something's that I didn't know about New Orleans

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

*This is a self guided tour unless you reserve ahead with a group* *Plan ahead for this one because of business hours, they closed at 4pm the day we went* *We were allowed to take photos* *I do believe we payed $6.95 a piece, their website lists other prices* If you're looking for a history lesson on the evolution of... More 

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2014

I can't believe this museum is not advertised more. It ranks right up there with Conferdate, Cabildo, and Presbytere. We only found out about it from the waitstaff at our hotel.

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

I have a weak spot in my heart for this place. When traveling the country many years ago, I was on a major “Wax Museum” kick, and I made a pledge to myself that if I stopped in a town that had one, I would visit…this is how I discovered “Musee Conti Wax Museum”. They’ve switched locations since the last... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2013

my fiancé and I spent nearly 2 weeks in NOLA, and walked by this museum countless times, hoping to pop in for a look around. Never once did we actually see the place open. If this place is a high-priority stop for your next trip to NOLA, call ahead first to make sure they're open (as of this posting, the... More 

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