“Come play with the stars!”
To those of you who have visited the Hollywood Museum of Wax, this is probably a very familiar line. To those who have not, well, you’re missing out!. This one-of-a-kind museum really delivers what it promises – a whole museum to spend an exciting afternoon playing with the most popular and sought out Hollywood personalities, in wax!
The museum started way back 1965, a product of Founder Spoony Singh’s creative mind. The enterprise naturally went on to become big and is now regarded as the longest running wax museum in the United States. From its birthplace in Hollywood, California to its expansion in Branson, Missouri they the museum continues to grow. In recent years, the attractions have also made its way to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (2012) and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (2014).
With the vision to bring people closer to their favorite idols that they could only watch on-screen, the Hollywood Museum of Stars has succeeded in making people smile and laugh whilst preserving the long history of the entertainment industry – a history so colorful and exciting that it never ceases to amaze, no matter what generation.
The art of waxing couldn’t get any better. Replicas of famous actors and actresses are so intricately detailed that it’s like seeing them in the flesh – except that they’re made of wax, but I know you get the point. Explore the halls and you’ll run into not one, not two – but a hundred Hollywood stars along the way. Popular, blockbuster movie stars such as Johnny Depp, Jennifer Garner, and Morgan Freeman to classic legends such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Charlie Chaplin are just waiting for you to pose in a picture with them.
You don’t get to meet stars during your usual walks in the morning, or when you go grocery shopping – not even when you live in Hollywood, CA. To the lucky few who’ve had, we envy you! The nicest thing about the museum is that not only are you allowed to meet–and-greet stars, it also showcases fun facts and trivia about them that will bring you up close and personal.
The ticket prices are also very reasonable. It’s worth what you’ll be experiencing, and even more. I suggest buying an all-access ticket to enjoy exclusive activities and attend special events. As a side note, know that your money is also partially helping with the museum’s official charities: Generation Rescue, a non-profit organization that researches treatments for children with autism, and Walk of Fame.
The museum in Branson, MO is particularly flashy – in a good way of course! Marked by a humongous H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D sign and the iconic King-Kong wreaking havoc on a tall building, you can’t miss it. When you see it, you’ll know you’re in Hollywood…I mean Branson. While there are plenty of things to do in Branson, The Hollywood Wax Museum is a must for movie buffs!