American Museum of Magic, Marshall

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History Museum · Specialty Museum
The American Museum of Magic is the largest public museum in the Western Hemisphere devoted to the history of magic and magic performance. Its two facilities located in Marshall, Michigan house exhibitions in the main building and collections, archives and a research library that is open by appointment. Founded by the late Robert and Elaine Lund in 1978, the museum has transitioned from a private collection to a public museum with regular hours of visitation. The American Museum of Magic is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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  • The museum is in the middle of historic Marshall making it an excellent place to explore this very small but cute downtown district. Loved the American Museum of Magic and enjoyed chatting with the.....  more »
  • Definitely worth the $5 per person adult admission. Lots to look at. Mostly posters. I enjoyed the cutouts of magic scenes. I don't think it would hold interest for children. We spent about an hour...  more »
  • Really cute little museum, especially for the price. I would have liked to see more explanation for some of the pieces in there. In fact, several artifacts had no identifiers at all and left us wondering how they were used. Regardless we enjoyed it quite a lot.
  • If you have any interest in performance magic you won't find any better collection in the world. You may recognize Houdini, Blackstone, Penn, and Teller. Look for the more obscure, unknown, and discover the real mysteries.

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