Hollywood Wax Museum, Pigeon Forge

3.6
#3 of 19 in Museums in Sevier County
Hollywood Wax Museum brings celebrities like Marilyn Monroe to life in the heart of the Hollywood tourist district. The museum has been the longest-running wax museum in the United States. A renovation in 2006 ushered in a new neon sign with thousands of electric bulbs. Check out the "Chamber of Horrors" with a collection of famous movie monsters that grimace and bare their teeth at passersby. Plan to visit Hollywood Wax Museum during your Pigeon Forge vacation using our convenient Pigeon Forge trip itinerary builder site .
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  • It was King Kong that caught our eye and once we got inside the museum the wax figures were so realistic. When we looked back at all the pictures we took they looked like we were really standing with ...  more »
  • we loved it and it was alot of fun and the wax figures were awesome, almost like human looking, the kids loved it to.  more »
  • The museum was interesting, and we knew who the celebrities were, but the likenesses were not the best. Most of the celebrity features seemed distorted and off somehow. We did enjoy it on a frigid col...  more »
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  • We took the kids there and bought the “all access pack” that allowed us to walk through the museum, mirror maze and a 5D movie. The museum was neat. For the most part each celebrity looked pretty close to their real life (as much as wax can). However, there are a few that looked pretty different. There is a good range of celebrities across many generations so it’s good for all ages. You can take pictures with all of them and some even have props. The mirror maze was neat. It’s a little confusing as far as from one maze to the next but it appears everyone ends the same place (just not sure if different routes sees different things?). They give you cooking gloves to wear as to not leave finger-prints on the mirrors. The last part of the pack is a choice between two 5D interactive movies (you shoot for high score). You have a choice between robots of wear-wolves. For the super competitive people, a side note - treat the “gun” as a pistol, not an automatic...your finger will get tired but your score will be higher! Last but not least, if you get the all access pass, you get to go to the observation deck, at the top, and look out over the strip. Have fun!
  • Such a cool experience and the wax was sooo realistic on a lot of the actors and actresses. Pricing was also fair and would def recommend to upgraded to the other section that has the zombie apocalypse and shooting games. Very well laid out and fun for the whole family. We all loved it!
  • Not a bad place to visit, but I suggest getting tickets to both places (museum and castle attraction in the same parking lot) and use coupons- it's really not worth the time or money to go through just one attraction. BUT beware when going through wax museum – there is a resort booth setup mid-way through that offered us free tickets to several attractions and free breakfast to “sight-see” at their resort. They charged us a $20 refundable deposit that would be returned after our visit. Needless to say, it turned out to be one of those 90 minute timeshare deals - after we realized, we called to cancel but they would not refund our money. I am surprised the museum allows them to setup in their place and bother their customers while they are on vacation. I did not pay money to be scammed out of more money!!
  • Blonde headed heavier set lady on the mirrors side was super rude! We came here on a family vacation hoping to have fun. We however will not be back there. If it wasn't for the rude lady I might have given more stars. The actual wax building was very neat and the staff In that building were very helpful seeing as how we had never been there before.
  • A two-story wax museum, one of the largest wax museum in the United States. The building is a tribute to the U. S. film industry and the artists who have become part of American culture and includes a Hollywood version of Mount Rushmore and a six-story high Empire State Building being scaled by the Great Ape of Pigeon Forge. It has replicas of celebrities in film, television and music.

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Despite its relatively small size, Pigeon Forge offers diverse lodging options, including family-owned hotels, luxury resorts, and quaint bed and breakfasts. To take advantage of the most this pristine natural area has to offer, consider pitching a tent or driving your RV into one of many campgrounds just outside of town. In addition to traditional sites for tent and trailer camping, many rustic campgrounds in the area offer mountain cabins for rent, which include modern conveniences like TVs, microwaves, and refrigerators.
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