So many celebrities and it’s so hard to meet them! And what about those historic personalities that you didn’t get a chance to meet in life? Albert Einstein, Elvis Presley or the talented Marilyn Monroe. Thankfully, Wax Museums exist so you can meet and take as many pictures as you want with the wax version of your favorite idols.
When entering a wax museum, most first reactions end up in surreal disbelief and great amazement. This is because there is a lot of work put into the making of each wax figure so that visitors get the feeling they are standing in front of the real deal. These pieces are incredibly accurate and well-crafted that just the hair-by-hair insertion on each figurine can take up to six weeks.
Ready to get up close and personal with Hollywood’s biggest celebrities? We’ve put together a list of 7 of the best Wax Museums in the country!
1. Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
First, this Tennessee town is where you’ll get a chance to see the replicas of famous celebrities like Bradley Cooper, Charlie Chaplin and the stunning Marilyn Monroe. The Hollywood Wax Museum is very conveniently located, with Dollywood just minutes away and a less than an hour drive to the Smoky Mountains! Time to plan the ultimate Tennessee road trip.
2. Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, California
Next up is one of the most popular if not the most popular wax museum of all! Located steps away from Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Madame Tussauds at Hollywood is an massive three-story building featuring about 115 celebrity wax figures. Take pictures with former President Obama, Beyonce, Angelina Jolie and latest Super Bowl performer, Lady Gaga.
3. National Presidential Wax Museum in Keystone, South Dakota
Conveniently located near Mount Rushmore, your Historic road trip to South Dakota wouldn’t be complete without paying a visit to the National Presidential Wax Museum. With more than 100 iconic figures of America’s history, you’ll be able to see a replica of Bill Clinton along with some of his real belongings. End your visit at the gift shop where you’ll find the perfect souvenirs to take back home.
4. Rock Legends Wax Museum in Niagara Falls, New York
Sculpted by a local Niagara Falls artist, these wax rock legends are not to miss! Past and present get together here to highlight Rock’s greatest stars and biggest moments. Take a selfie with Kurt Cobain and 60 other wax figures in this museum dedicated to those Rock n Roll lovers.
5. Potter’s Wax Museum in St. Augustine, Florida
Not only is St. Augustine the oldest founded city in the U.S., but also Potter’s Wax Museum is said to be the first Wax Museum ever opened in the United States! You’ll feel like you’re in a movie when you stand next to wax figures of Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. When visiting this beautiful old town, make sure you visit Potter’s Wax museum located at the heart of the historic downtown.
6. National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland
You may not have heard of this Baltimore museum which is a must-visit. It’s dedicated to the study and preservation of African American history. Here you’ll learn about important figures that you may not have heard about in history class, but whose legacy deserves to be taught. When you visit, make sure you take a picture with Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice! Tip: Plan ahead and visit their website since their hours change by the season.
7. Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Last but not least, the Myrtle Beach version of the Hollywood Wax Museum has awesome features to keep you entertained the whole visit! Not only will you meet wax Clint Eastwood, but you also get a chance to escape from zombies in their interactive attraction called Outbreak. Finally, help a princess escape from a maze of mirrors in the Hannah attraction. The Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach keeps tourists entertained year after year.
Who would you love to see represented in wax? Tell us in the comments!