My family had so much fun visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson, MO. I had seen a show a few years before that was all about wax museums and how life-like the statues could be; but I still wasn't convinced. When I mentioned the museum to my family some of us were more excited than others. Take a look at the pictures below to see which members of my family enjoyed our trip the most.
The Hollywood Wax Museum is the longest-running wax museum in the United States. It has been the most visited indoor attraction in Hollywood since 1965. Plans are in the works to celebrate the Museum’s 50th Anniversary in 2015. I hope that when they celebrate the 50th anniversary they add a pop-culture section dedicated to YouTube stars! I mean really, how cool would that be?!
John Jr. takes home the award for biggest family ham. If this child doesn't one day end up with his own statue in the museum I will be shocked! He absolutely loved becoming part of the scene. All four of the kids enjoyed our time at the museum, but none of them were living in the moment quite like John did.
Hollywood Wax Museums are designed for interaction. Rather than walking by and just looking, visitors are encouraged to walk into the open sets and take photos with the figures. I for one think this is one of the things that makes this museum so much fun. It would have probably taken 15 minutes to simply walk through, but with all the posing and tomfoolery it took us about an hour and a half.
John wasn't the only one to strike a pose; my mom decided to get in on the action as well. She took great delight in posing with some of her favorite leading men while my dad stood on the sidelines rolling his eyes. We learned that my mom has many favorites, so many in fact that I had to cut this collage down so you could actually see who she was posing with. My mom and I both love movies, but unlike my mom I don't really have any favorite leading men... Okay, so I may have one or two, but my mom is pretty dedicated. She has probably watched every single movie her favorite stars have been in.
Fine... so my mom wasn't the only one. In my defense I am actually not on Team Edward, but Jacob wasn't there :(. Actually, other than Johnny Depp none of my favorite male stars where lucky enough to be made of wax.
After being there for a while even my dad couldn't resist getting in on the action! Thanks dad ;).
Of all of the Branson attractions we visited during this trip, this on has to be at the top of my list for funniest pictures! I just wish we would have all taken a the picture with the Great Ape of Branson.
If you are planning a family vacation to Branson, MO I hope you will add the Hollywood Wax Museum to your vacation itinerary, you'll be glad you did!
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