I give this 4 stars with a caveat: this is not for everyone! Much of it is scary for young kids, but for all it's retro weirdness, the Wax Museum is a terrific way to spend a couple of hours, and a great duo to Ripley's Museum, which is just down the street. Locals forget about it, too, but has some good historic value, too, for elementary aged kids looking about important figures.
I took my two kids here over the summer, and they werent too excited, but they ended up loving the place. In this museum they are are wax statues of famous actors and actresses, as well as important people from our history. The statues are amazingly accurate, and i would recommend this to everyone!!
Let's say that my husband and I are not a big fan of any Wax museum, I saw the Musee Grevin in Paris, he saw the Tussaud Museum in London and that was enough for a lifetime. We went there because we had a GO CARD and the museum was included. I wanted my children to see what a wax museum looked like. I was in for a surprise because they sincerely enjoy seeing the wax characters. I did not find the characters to be that well made and I am not sure if they are at real height. But that did not seem to bother my daughters who really enjoyed their walk in the museum.
It’s downright spooky to see Princess Diana, George Burns, and King Tut in the (waxed) flesh. From their posts in 100,000 square feet of elaborate, movielike settings, nearly 300 celebrities and historic figures look you right in the eye: Caruso, Castro, Chaplin, Cinderella, even Bruce Willis. This is a fun but pricey experience, a genuine Fisherman’s Wharf tourist trap. If you decide to go for it, come at opening time, 9:00 A.M. weekends, 10:00 A.M. weekdays, to avoid the crowds. The Rainforest Cafe has a beautiful, huge aquarium, live birds, and a three-story indoor waterfall.