Musée Conti Historical Wax Museum
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Musée Conti Historical Wax Museum information
Lonely Planet review
This place sells itself as one of New Orleans’ ‘best kept secrets, ’ which is like saying po’boys are undiscovered culinary gems. It’s a wax museum that’s kitschy and entertaining in the way wax museums should be: local historical figures include Andrew Jackson, Huey Long, Louis Armstrong and Napoleon Bonaparte (caught in the bathtub for some reason), then Frankenstein’s monster (chained down, for your protection) and Swamp Thing (unchained!).