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Wax Works, Newport

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2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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  • Scenes recreated from movies with nicely depicted celebrities. The America's Got Talent set with a real karaoke setup is very cool. We did our first karaoke with "walk this way" and "friends in low pl...  read more »
  • This is one place that my daughter is still talking about and wanting to go back to. She asked if we can go back every month! My husband and I made the most of it and had fun playing along with everyt...  read more »
  • Was fun and creepy. I jumped several times. It might be a little scary for small children. I liked it more than Ripley's, as I thought is was scarier. 
  • A bit pricy and outdated for the kids. I believe the only characters the 11-15 year olds recognized was Johnny Depp and Star Wars. The adult had a great time. We thought it was very clever how all three exhibits exited into the same gift show. It was good for one time, not sure if we will do it again when we go back in the spring.
  • Ok now, I'm NOT saying to not go here!, I am just saying it was pretty underwhelming. That said it is a lovely reminder of our childhood. If you were born in the 70's or 80's you remember this sort of thing being FAScinating when you were a little one. Now-a-days kids have a different set of expectations, anamatronic and laser tricks don't quite hold their attention. But there is still a place for this sort of attraction on the family road trip. The wax figures don't look as real as you remember from your childhood but they are certainly interesting interpretations of stars past and present. Keep an eye out to spot some clever characters in scenes unexpected such as a Benjamin Franklin miner among other if you're observant. If you buy the pass for all three venues it's not a terrible price to entertain the little ones for an hour or more. Plan to spend some money in the gift shop as two of the spaces exit right into it. The photo booth is also fun and easy to use.
  • Great bit of nostalgia from my childhood. Sure, I think it's a bit steep of a price, hence the three stars, but honestly, I think if you have realistic expectations it's good. Yes it is a bunch of wax figures, no it isn't going to be the most riveting moment of your life. It's exactly what roadside and coastal attractions are. We had a blast going through. We skipped the undersea gardens because that place has always seemed a bit... Sad.
  • I went here last year with my brothers and boyfriend. We are all adults. We used the mariner's square deal that I think groupon was running. Out of the three activities this was the best.. It was my first trip but from what I have heard it has expanded a lot over the years. The wax figures were life like. It looks like they spent a lot of time putting things together... It is a little pricy but worth the experience. It was creepy at points but in my opinion it added to the experience. To the lady who complained about her 4 year old getting scared. Maybe they should have warnings. However, wax museums are creepy! Life like figures that are fake? What part of that sounded like a great idea for a 4 year old?
  • Fun tourist attraction, lots to see and they offer a package discount if you want to go to all 3 of their locations.
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