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Wax Works, Newport

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  • A fine way to spend a rainy day but otherwise not really one of the better wax museums. It seemed a bit over priced. One had to read what the figures were as some were not recognizable. The bigfoot wa...  more »
  • The posted closing time on the door was 4 PM (though online it showed 5 PM). We arrived at 3:45 and the sign was already closed (before 4) with the attendant just looking at us through the window then...  more »
  • We always do Ripley's when in Newport, so this time I got a Groupon pass and we tried the Wax Works. To sum it up, I'd say it's selfie heaven. I would drop off a group of teen age girls with cell phon...  more »
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  • Interesting displays. Family oriented fun. The wax prints you can make of your hands is fun. And you can do a couples one of you holding hands.
  • 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.
  • A bit pricy and outdated for the kids.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.
  • Super fun to visit, not a whole lot of new things since I last visited years ago.