National Comedy Center, Jamestown

4.8
#2 of 11 in Museums in Chautauqua County
The National Comedy Center is the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale visitor experience dedicated to comedy and comedic artists. Use our Jamestown itinerary planning tool to arrange your visit to National Comedy Center and other attractions in Jamestown.
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  • Far exceeded our expectations. The National Comedy Center provided a truly interactive experience, where exhibits are tailored to your individual comedy preferences. A mix of education (evolution of.....  more »
  • I was very impressed by the exhibits and amount of interactive material in this center. Wish they were open past 5pm. Seems like a great place to visit after dinner and a drink  more »
  • Well worth the time. Great look at comedy over the years. plan hours at both venues. One hour (approx.) from Exit 59 of the NYSthruway at Dunkirk via rte. 60 to jamestown. A couple of hotels in.....  more »
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  • Better than we expected. We started with the Lucy museums, which tell the stories of I Love Lucy and of Lucy and Desi. Then a short walk to the National Comedy Center, which was even better than we expected. The experience is tailored to visitors based on a questionnaire visitors fill out at kiosks before entering. Make sure you take the time to completely answer the questions. You can check into exhibits with your wrist band, and the experience is then tailored to your answers. A lot of laughs and some interesting information. Well worth the drive to Jamestown!
  • Unbelievable gem of a find. Came for Lucille ball museum which is fantastic on its own but they have tickets to this place and it is unbelievable. State of art tech to help you interact with the comedy. Decades of comedy history and you know that big money was donated by this genre. The blue room is a must. Don't skip it, at all. I'm very happy that we stumbled on this gem.
  • This place is incredible! I need to go back because I didn't have time to do all the wonderful interactive experiences. The web site says to allow 2-1/2 to 3 hours but I needed more time. I highly recommend a visit!
  • Wow! What a great place to come and visit! Will plan to bring many out of town friends to check it out. I liked that we went to see the center on a slow day, because we could spend more time investigating everything. Great gift shop, even a small bar selling beer or wine in sippy cups. We loved it so.. much we wanted to be supporters and joined as members. A must see in Western NY. Great for older kids, too..ages12 13 and up. Ate at a restaurant across the street for dinner, and that was good too.
  • This is a great place to visit no matter your age. They have something for everyone. Plan on spending some time perusing and laughing. The layout is spacious and there seems to be a friendly staff member waiting around every corner to help. We will be going back.
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