Austin, Texas: Sfanthor! House of Wax (Closed)

A shrine to classic horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films, featuring wax versions of everyone from Nosferatu to the Creature From the Black Lagoon. Self-described as "a mecca of geekdom." Closed at this location Nov. 1. 2016.
Directions:
South side of the river. I-35 exit 233. Drive west on E. Riverside Drive for one mile. Turn left at the stoplight onto S. Congress Ave. Drive south a quarter-mile. You'll see a building that looks like a castle on the left; that's the wax museum.
Hours:
Closed at this location Nov. 1, 2016.
Status:
Closed

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Sfanthor! House of Wax

There's a new wax museum in Austin -- the creation of Steve and Veronica Busti (owners of Austin's Museum of the Weird). Sfanthor! House of Wax is in a building resembling a B-flick Gothic castle. It houses figures in dramatic poses and lighting, mostly from the classic era of horror and sci-fi films (1930s-1950s) -- Dracula, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Creature from the Black Lagoon... Steve notes that the museum just opened in March, and that it's a work in progress; he's adding more monsters during its inaugural summer.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 06/02/2015]

The mouth-full-of-marbles name is a compression of "science fiction," "fantasy," and "horror."

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