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Hanging With Some Celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum #WaxFan #sponsored @HollywoodWax

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 7, 2013 | Categories: Around Town, Celebrity, Fun, Reviews

Remember in mid-October when I said we were going to the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge during my son’s fall break? I know, it seems like yesterday, and now it’s December. Where does the time go?

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Sorry, I digress. Anyway, back to the Hollywood Wax Museum… we did go. What a blast! My husband, son, and I, thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with some celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge. When I say hanging out, that’s exactly what I mean.

The Hollywood Wax Museum is interactive. And let me tell you, I (and my son) interacted. My husband was the designated photographer for the day. Thanks, honey!

Check out some of the photos to see what I mean:

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Ah, thank you Pierce! He is such a romantic!

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Lucy wants to give him a dose of Vitameatavegimin. I Love Lucy… I reaaly do!

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The Crystal Skull is mine… Mine I tell you!

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Men (and one woman) in Black. Okay, and the woman isn’t in black, but we’re ready to kick some alien butt. πŸ˜‰

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I’ve got Georgia on my mind….

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Donald Trump says, “You’re fired!”

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He shoots, he scores!

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I was awe-struck by all the celebrities at the wax museum that I had to rest for a moment.

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My what big muscles you have Mr. Hulk Hogan.

And some of my favorite exhibits were the horror and creature section. Everyone that knows me, knows I’m a huge horror movie buff. Hollywood Wax Museum did not disappoint, either. Here are a few of my favorites:

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There’s someone behind me, isn’t there?

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I vant to bite your neck….

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The Mummy’s Tomb…

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Just hangin’ with Frankie.

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We took so many more photos and I had a hard time deciding which ones to share with you, but I think you can see we hadΒ  great family fun time. I never realized wax museums could be so entertaining… Hollywood Wax Museum (at all locations) was designed for interaction. They don’t want you just walking by looking, they encourage you to walk into the open sets and take advantage of the photo ops.

Hollywood Wax Museum facts:

  • Hollywood Wax Museum in Hollywood opened in 1965 and is located in the building that back in the early 1930s housed The Embassy Club, an exclusive entertainment industry nightclub.
  • Each wax figure is a piece of art. Over time and currently, the Hollywood Wax Museum has worked with numerous sculptors, mold makers, and finishers to create life-like wax figures. Stylistic differences occur depending on which artists crafted the figures.
  • Hollywood Wax Museumβ€”Branson is the most photographed landmark in the region. It opened in 1996 and was completely renovated in 2009.
  • Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge is the largest of the three attractions and has a VIP Observation Deck where visitors can take in the view of the Great Smoky Mountains. It opened in 2012.

If you’re looking for things to do in Pigeon Forge, I highly recommend visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum. It’s a great attraction to add to your family vacation.

Be sure to like Hollywood Wax Museum on Facebook.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

80 Responses to Hanging With Some Celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum #WaxFan #sponsored @HollywoodWax

  1. Wow that looks like such a fun time! I think I may have been there years ago when I was in Tennessee.

  2. Toni says:

    I love the Lucy statue! How cool!

  3. Tammy says:

    Some of those are really great, but a few of them I’d have trouble knowing who it was supposed to be (like Donald Trump) without your caption πŸ˜‰

  4. I took my kids to the wax museum a few years ago in Grand Prairie, TX. It was very realistic looking. I enjoyed it!

  5. LOL! It looks like you had so much fun! I’ve never been to that museum, I want to go!

  6. Mellisa says:

    I have been to this wax museum! It is so much fun.

  7. You got some awesome pictures!

  8. Angela says:

    It’s just insane how real some of those look. I’m glad you had such a great time!

  9. HilLesha says:

    I have always wanted to go a wax museums, and I finally got my chance a few months ago. It was such a wonderful experience! My dream wax museum destination is Madame Tussaud in NYC. πŸ™‚

  10. Stefanie says:

    I’ve been to the one in Hollywood– it was a lot of fun!!

  11. Robin Gagnon says:

    Looks like a fun spot to visit.

  12. Shell Feis says:

    How fun! We have a similar attraction here that I love but yours looks so much more interactive.

  13. Kathleen says:

    How fun! Your photos are great, I have always wanted to go to a wax museum, but haven’t made it to one yet.

  14. Theresa says:

    It looks like you had a great time!

  15. Julie says:

    Wow – that Pierce Brosnan wax figure looks really, really close!

  16. Looks like you had a blast!

  17. ellen beck says:

    I am aurprised they let you touch them or get that close. I saw the wax museum in Vegas years ago and was amazed.

  18. Coming up with all the poses with the figures is the best part! You guys clearly had a blast! I wanna go and play!

  19. Leilani says:

    I get creeped out going to wax museums. I’m such a fraidy cat.

  20. Rebecca Parsons says:

    Love the pictures. We take a trip every other year to Pigeon Forge for vacation. Now I have a new place to go this coming year.

  21. I have never been to a wax museum. I would love to go to this one – it looks amazing!

  22. Colleen says:

    I always thought visiting a Max museum would be so much fun even if it was just for the photos. Love your photos.

  23. Lolo says:

    I have not been to a wax museum in years. This one looks like a great one!

  24. Marcie W. says:

    All of your awesome photos really made my morning! It looks like you all had a wonderful time and a ton of fun.

  25. Kelsey Apley says:

    Hahha Love the entrance and LOVE all your pictures!! Looks like such a fun time!!!

  26. You guys are such characters, these had me laughing so hard!

  27. Jayda says:

    This is so fun! I love the Frankenstein photo.

  28. Mark Krusch says:

    Haven’t been to TN in years. But this looks like a fun place to visit. Sure looks like you and your family had fun!
    Thanks for your post.

  29. The Mom Jen says:

    Cute photos, I loved the one in Hollywood, CA I was shocked how real some looked and how tall Kobe Bryant was!

  30. Nicole says:

    We just went to the one in Hollywood and had a very fun time. It’s cool to see how the figures vary from your museum to ours.

  31. Mistee Dawn says:

    That looks like so much fun! I will definitely put that on our vacation destination points. Thanks for all the great pictures.

  32. I want to visit a wax museum so badly, but I feel as though I would be paranoid thinking they’d come to life or something. LOL. It really is eerie how closely they resemble real celebs!

  33. Ashley says:

    Not sure I would pick a fight with indian jones! haha Looks like you had a good time.

  34. jeanine feldkamp says:

    how fun! I’ve always wanted to go to one of these!

  35. Susan Neal says:

    Thanks for sharing these great pics, Donna – I’ve always wanted to go to a waxworks museum – haven’t even been to our own Madame Tussaud’s in London – must make an effort and get there one of these days. This looks such fun πŸ™‚

  36. Tanya says:

    Wow – that looks like so much fun! The next time my parents visit, I am definitely taking them to the wax museum in Hollywood. We’ve done some of the other “touristy” things but never the wax musuem. I didn’t realize it was interactive, which makes it a lot more fun! Thanks for sharing your pics.

  37. corinne says:

    thanks for sharing your photos! That entrance is too cool! Years ago I visited Madame Tussauds wax museum in Las vegas during Halloween. They had a haunted house set up. I didn’t make it past the front door. The screaming inside, coupled with the “realness” of the scary figures … I’m a big chicken!
    Looks like you all had a wonderful time and you and your son are adorable!

  38. Carol B says:

    How cool! I’ve never been to a wax museum … now I so want to go! We’ve been close, both in London and New York, but each time, we opted for other activities. After seeing these, kind of wished we’d squeezed in the visit!

  39. Corina Ramos says:

    Hi there Donna,

    It sure looks like you all had a great time out there. The pictures you shared are great! I wonder if there’s one in Texas, even better, in Houston.

    I love I Love Lucy and Vitameatavegimin is one of my many favorite episodes! The Hulk Hogan one looks a little scary girl, lol.

    Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for sharing this with us! Have a great new week hon.

  40. I’d be freaked out with Jason and Frankenstein. Its crazy how realistic wax museums can be.

  41. Susan Broughton says:

    This is so cool they look so real! We use to go to Pigeon Forge several times a year. We haven’t gotten to go in a while now and I would love to make the 2 hour trip to see all the new attractions that they have put in since we were there!

  42. Lisa says:

    That looks like a real fun place to visit. I’ve never been to Tennessee, something I will add to my bucket list. Thanks for sharing the great photos with us on it too Donna.

  43. trisha says:

    I have been to a few of these and they are SO FUN!! You look like it was a great day out!


  44. Cat Davis says:

    That’s insane! Those are way more realistic looking than I would have guessed. Looks like a lot of fun to see for sure.

  45. It looks like you guys had an amazing time! Your hubs got some great photos, too!

  46. Linda B says:

    This looks sooo cool! We would love to go one day!!

  47. Mandi says:

    We were there a few years ago! So much fun and such a great way to get fun photos to remember your trip by!

  48. Wow, it looks like you guys had FUN!
    I’ve never been to a wax museum but I sure want to now I’ve seen these!

  49. HAHAHA I had a good time at the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge. The Men in Black one and the Scream one I took some photo photos, oh and with Forrest Gump, that one was fun too.
    It was fun to stand next to them and see how tall or short some of them are.

  50. I’ve been there! Loved it and had a great time!!!

  51. Melissa says:

    This looks like so much fun! It’s been years since I have visited the one in Branson.

  52. Leah says:

    Fun!! I went last year and had a blast!! I really want to go to the wax museum with my kids…I bet they will like it!

  53. Nichol says:

    Oh wow, I’d love to visit a wax museum. They all look so real. I’m not sure I’d stand near the killers in movies though haha. Looks like you all had a blast!

  54. I’m so jealous! I was so sad that I didn’t make it to the Wax museum when we were in pigeon forge last fall. Definitely planning a family vacation there sometime – and we will def. be stopping there.

  55. Jenn says:

    How neat that they let you get up close and personal!

  56. Jayme says:

    I’ve never been to a wax museum, but that looks like a blast! I think we’ll have to put that on our to-do list πŸ™‚

  57. My family recently visited the Hollywood Wax Museum in Hollywood. It was a lot of fun. My teens had a blast interacting. I just couldn’t bring myself to post the photo of them lounging with Hugh Hefner. Ewwww….

  58. Katy Rawson says:

    How fun! I have never been to a wax meausem, but have always wanted to. We’ll have to plan a trip soon!

  59. We were supposed to go there when down in Pigeon Forge but didn’t make it. It looks like so much fun!

  60. Beeb says:

    These photos are awesome!! I actually have a photo of myself with a wax Pierce Brosnan too, LOL! (Different museum though – I’ve never made it to TN)

  61. Jenny says:

    I have always wanted to go to a place like this. We don’t have any around where I live. Now I’m jelly…

  62. Kat B. says:

    I went there last year with Brandcation and I had so much fun! I love your photos. They are so funny!

  63. looks like you have so much fun.

  64. Blondie says:

    I always have so much fun at wax museums! I was in Pigeon Forge last year for Brandcation, but missed the wax museum that some of the others did. Guess, I’ll have to go back!

  65. Tammilee says:

    Your pictures are fantastic! What a fun place to visit on vacation!

  66. I have never been to a wax museum but have wanted to for years. I’d love to have lots of those fun photos with my kids and the wax characters!

  67. Karen says:

    My children and I went to a wax museum many years ago. I was impressed with how much the wax figures looked like the people they were intended to look like. I think it;s about time to go again,

  68. Nina Say says:

    Gah I’m always so amazed by how realistic these are! Looks like you had so much fun.

  69. Ha! I love taking pictures like that at the wax museum.

  70. Toni says:

    I have never had a chance to actually go that line of wax museums but I have been to Tussaud’s and LOVE them. Wax museums are so much fun.

  71. Maricel says:

    Ive never been to a wax museum. Nice pictures, looks like you had a wonderful time.

  72. Shannon says:

    These are so fun. I went to a wax museum once and it was super creepy.