Hollywood Wax Museum
Los Angeles CA 90028
- Mon: 9am-12am
- Tue: 9am-12am
- Wed: 9am-12am
- Thu: 9am-12am
- Fri: 9am-1am
- Sat: 9am-1am
- Sun: 9am-12am
Unlike most wax museums, where visitors are separated from the wax figures, the Hollywood Wax Museum actually encourages people to get up close to their favorite stars' likenesses. However, unlike the high-quality dopplegangers at hands-off museums (like nearby Madame Tussauds Hollywood), it's hard to figure out who some of the Hollywood Wax Museum's figures are supposed to be without reading the signs or recognizing the movie sets.
Best and worst time to go to the Hollywood Wax Museum
The best time to visit is during September, after most tourists have gone home. The worst time is August, since crowds may prevent you from getting close to your favorite celebrity.
Must see/do at the Hollywood Wax Museum
Visitors should be sure to bring their cameras or phones (and selfie sticks), because there are plenty of photo opportunities.
It will likely scare younger children, but the dimly lit Chamber of Horrors features some very realistic movie monsters.
Slightly less scary is the wax likeness of Hugh Hefner. Visitors can even climb into bed with him.
Admission to the Hollywood Wax Museum
Admission prices are around $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children (ages 5-12). Children under 5 are admitted free. The Hollywood Wax Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to midnight.
Parking and public transportation to the Hollywood Wax Museum
Validated parking is available about a block away in the parking structure at the Hollywood & Highland Center. It's also easy to get here via public transportation by taking the Metro Rail Red Line to the Hollywood & Highland station.
Food at the Hollywood Wax Museum
Food isn't served at the museum, but there are several restaurants a short walk away, including Mel's Drive-In, where prices range from around $10 to $30, and the historic, pricier Musso and Frank Grill (about $30 and up).
Insider tip for visitors to the Hollywood Wax Museum
Visitors can save a dollar on the admission prices by ordering tickets online.
Author's bio: Laura Goldman is a freelance writer and lifelong Angeleno. Follow her on Twitter and visit her blog, i Still Love Dogs.