The Wax Works
The Wax Works
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Wax Works is exactly the type of wax museum I enjoy. It is not the polished and boring Madame Tussaud variety that you find in big cities. Instead it is a quirky, uneven, and sometimes inaccurate curiosity that you see in smaller tourist meccas. While they do have a number of newer exhibits, they also have plenty of quirky classics like a chamber of horrors, bigfoot, DB Cooper, and Star Wars. Combined with Ripley's this is a no brainer must visit for all roadside attraction lovers. My only wish is that it was a little longer. Check it out and enjoy the funky atmosphere.
Written May 13, 2023
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Rehsinup19
Kent, WA1,923 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
This was a lot of fun. There were several cool exhibits and well made wax figures. While it is not on a level with Madame Tussaud’s for quality or detail it is still really fun with a lot of unique and creative exhibits.
Written August 29, 2022
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JACK P
Lincoln City, OR2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Definitely not worth the price except as a low-cost add-on to visiting Ripley's. What they have is interesting, but there was not enough of it. We spent a little over 2 hours at Ripley's; it took us 30 minutes to see what there was to see at the Wax Works. We were moving along at the same pace as the families around us with small children so it was not just because we were a couple..
Written July 10, 2022
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Schoondog2000
Spokane Valley, WA161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Lots of newer displays. The entire area was very clean. Buying a joint ticket with Ripleys makes it more worth the money. Parking is a premium as this was a very busy area.
Written August 16, 2021
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Stacey H
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Due to Covid they are to space groups going in , this didn't happen everyone would be waiting in an attraction while they were shoving more people in. This in turn made it hard to enjoy and experience the whole thing. People would get upset and ask you to continue to move and would let you read anything there are a lot of new attractions to see and enjoy but when your rushed there really isn't a point in coming to enjoy time with your family
Written October 27, 2020
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William
51 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
same building as Ripley's Believe it or not. closed for construction at this time. don't waste your gas going here
Written December 12, 2019
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Jaime E
Puyallup, WA25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
I have put it as 3 stars until I've actually be able to see the inside. Ripley's and the wax museum are closed until spring. Wish it was advertised. I have heard good things about this place and will go back to see it when the renovations are done!
Written September 7, 2019
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Faye Herbst
Creswell, OR30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It's cool, to an extent. Some of the wax figures are incredibly realistic and some of them are terrible. It's entertaining enough, but there are barely any wax figures, so they play it up with extra props. For actors they have the guy that's Spock from Star Trek, Arnold Schwarzenegger (as Terminator), Mike Meyers (as Austin Powers), and a handful of Star Wars cast members in a scene from one of the movies. They have Batman, Joker, and another villain. They also have a freakishly realistic figure of Johnny Depp that has its own whole section for heaven only knows why. I have to say, whether you like it or not, it IS entertaining. For people who will actually enjoy it and think it's cool, it's best suited for kids 10 and under.
Written August 31, 2019
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What the Quirk
Stayton, OR33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Even if you don't go through the exhibit don't miss the gift shop. Every time we are there my daughter gets a new hand made out of wax, so cool!
Written July 14, 2019
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BearLillyMom
Otter Rock, OR32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
There isn't much to see here. It's apparently trying to appeal to tourists, but is a big disappointment. We bought an annual pass as locals, but one run through (emphasis on run) was enough.
Written July 2, 2019
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