The Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson, Missouri
is an interesting display of pop culture. The Mount Rushmore-like display outside instantly told me this museum was different than any other, as John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe took the place of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The Hollywood Wax museum, essentially, serves as an ode to the “presidents of Hollywood” with everyone from Humphrey Bogart to Johnny Depp on display.
I strolled through the Wax museum, taking pictures and reading interesting facts about movies and personalities, taking about an hour to fully take in every figure and display. I personally enjoyed the Wizard of Oz, Pirates of the Caribbean and Gangster Alley Exhibits, as well the Forest Gump and I Dream of Jeannie figures. They combined great wax artistry with music and special effects, such as shooting sounds and lights, to create a real feel to the life-like figures. Kids really enjoy the Branson's Hollywood Wax Museum
because they can pose with characters from some of their favorite movies!
There is also a Hall of Horrors area, which is great for Horror movie enthusiasts, although parents might want to bypass this exhibit, as it is quite spooky. However, exhibits featuring the Men in Black, Star Wars and Hugh Hefner, as well as NASCAR’s finest are great photo opportunities and had all of my party smiling and hamming it up for the camera. My tour of the museum led to the concluding gift shop, which was actually a nice change from the usual gift shops. For anyone that loves pop culture, this is the place to shop. Everything from Gone with the Wind to I Love Lucy memorabilia can be found there.;