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, what a terrible array of write-ups on one of the most fascinating museums in the state, perhaps even the nation. Every writer has documentation that is inaccurate. First of all, the price paid is $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for children and it always has been that. Each adult gets a free yearly pass. The exhibits inside are glorious and extremely well done. The curator/owner John Zweifel is a well known artisan in miniature, so therefore miniaturized rooms from the White House and Oval Offices are on display along with a circus that he created and a White House being constructed. The model of the White House that travels is not in 1/18th scale, but in 1/12th scale. It has not been at the museum since 2001 and its return is undecided at this time. However, the multitude of artifacts and displays are well worth seeing and guests come back over and over as new exhibits are constantly being added. I feel that the writers on this attraction should take a better look at America as this is what the museum represents. Most patriotic place in America to visit. And, not affiliated with the Citrus tower in any way at all, as most people seem to assume.[Carol, Presidents Hall of Fame Manager, 08/17/2005]
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]