Clermont, Florida: Presidents Hall of FameWax dummies of all the Presidents plus patriotic statues, murals, and architecture, a tray of cookies from the Bush White House, and other odd Presidential ephemera.
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Well, I've been twice now, and each time the model of the White House is on tour. They gave me a "VIP" pass the first time so I could come back, but it always slips my mind until Christmas time. I really want to see the model... They really have an amazing collection of ephemera -- invitations, christmas cards, matchbooks. Very patriotic, very Florida Tourist Ding.[Al Pergnade, 04/13/2003]
This place is crazy! I think we were the only visitors there all week. Kitsch-o-rama. Poor President Clinton had fallen over, some president's wax finger had fallen off, and President Carter had a pin-head! It was pricey for what you're getting, but makes for lots of laughs. Visit the Citrus Tower while you're there and eat lunch at Jack Benny's in Minneola for a wonderful day![April, 03/18/2001]
I was here last year, but it is still open. Amazing wax figures of the presidents (some of the heads are starting to sag, like stroke victims) It is next to another very old Florida tourist icon, the Citrus Tower, in clermont, just 30 minutes from Orlando. "Exhibits campaign and inaugural artifacts, replicas of china place settings, first ladies' evening gowns, and the White House duplicated in miniature. A videotape tour of the White House is shown."[Rich Swim, 12/10/2000]
I was visiting the Presidents Wax Museum/White House museum and was told that the museum's traveling centerpiece, a [1/12] scale model of the White House, would be going on permanent display soon. The gentleman who built it and tours the country with it is retiring after the current tour (apparently in Michigan right now) ends. The museum is at the foot of the once-famous Florida Citrus Tower, now the Citrus Tower Centre. Their own handout depressingly notes it was once the centerpiece to a strong citrus-based economy, but now is repackaged as the gateway to new economic growth, which I take to mean a sprawl of Kmarts and Wal-Marts. Plus their souvenir shop now has reduced its cheesiness quotient and is aiming for Country Cute. Yeesh.[Dave Mitchell, 02/27/2000]