Who doesn’t love a good wax museum?
When researching Branson, the Hollywood Wax Museum came up quite a bit as something visitors must do. My wife and I took our kids, and we all had a ball.
With King Kong and plenty of outdoor attractions, the museum makes a great first impression. We played around for fifteen minutes before even entering the museum! Once inside, prepare for some very cool figures. There’s a wide array of celebrity replicas. My personal favorites were Zorro, Indiana Jones, and Bill Murray. My kids loved Captain Jack Sparrow, the Men in Black, and the modern day pop stars section with Katy Perry, P!nk, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber. My wife enjoyed the classic film stars section, as well as the Bradley Cooper figure.
I also personally enjoyed the horror section of the museum which featured old school Universal monsters as well as the Predator, Jason, Freddy, and even Leatherface. Be warned, though, this area is made up to look a bit like a haunted house. My six-year-old wanted no part of it, and my ten-year-old moved us along through it pretty quickly.
Some of the figures were more accurate than others, but all of them were extremely well made. You can get right up next to them, and I was amazed to see intricate details like tiny hairs on arms and blotches on skin. They really did look lifelike in a lot of cases.
Most families could easily spend an hour or two in the museum. We were pleasantly surprised by how many replicas were actually on display — more than we expected!
If you’d like to take a look at the Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson, click HERE. It’s open 8:00 a.m. to midnight every day, so there’s always time to fit it in!
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