Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Hollywood Wax MuseumA wax museum designed with selfies in mind. Visitors are encouraged to cuddle up with the waxy celebrities (or scream in horror while, say, Leatherface brandishes his chainsaw) and post the snapshots online. Outside is a movie Mount Rushmore and King Kong climbing the Empire State Building.
- 106 Showplace Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN
- North edge of town, on the northbound side of US Hwy 441. Heading north, it's just north of the Cracker Barrel. Heading south, it's a quarter-miles south of the Titanic. Very easy to spot heading south; just look for the big heads and King Kong.
- Daily 9 am - 10 pm (Call to verify)
- Adults $18
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
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Visitor Tips and News About Hollywood Wax Museum
Every scene is a perfect set up for a truly glorious photo. Many of the displays are a little dated, but for me that only added to the appeal. We went on a Wednesday and it wasn't crowded at all. Thoroughly enjoyed it and got some epic pics for sure.
Also, as you enter you get your photo in the grip of King Kong.[Jen Wasson, 08/24/2014]
You don't really need to go into the museum for wow factor. The building alone is fantastic, with a mini-Hollywood Rushmore that stands 6-7 stories high, and King Kong hanging off a skyscraper up top. Definitely more than a drive-by moment. The best impact is driving in from the north.[Michael C Green, 10/27/2013]
After the Hollywood Wax Museum disappeared from Gatlinburg a few years back I was afraid it had gone forever. I was overjoyed to find out that they have recently reopened with a much bigger facility in Pigeon Forge, TN. The collection is much larger. Like the old incarnation it is the type of Wax Museum where you are encouraged to pose with the figures. You can pose with Forrest Gump on his bench, or pretend to marry George Clooney. One of the more confusing photo ops is posing with abortion doctor Wilbur Larch from Cider House Rules on a hospital bed. We also peeked and found that their Michael Meyers (from Halloween) was actually Colin Ferrell under a mask. What makes it super special is the new building that has a Mount Rushmore with celebrities and the life-sized King Kong climbing on the roof.[Jacob Krejci, 06/10/2012]