The Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf

The original wax museum located at the Fisherman's Wharf was inside of a 100 year old historic building. That building was torn down in 1998 and in its place, a new 100,000 square foot show place and wax museum was erected. The museum features numerous wax exhibits including historical exhibits like royalty, World War II figures, scientists, world leaders and presidents. The Hall of Religion features famous figures from Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist, Tao and Hindu faiths. There are also displays of the Sermon on the Mount and the Last Supper. King Tut has his own section in the museum and his marriage, coronation, discovery, Gold Death Mask and Antechamber are all on display. Other wax figures include entertainers, glamour girls, Hollywood hunks, sports figures, characters from Gone with the Wind and the Wizards of Oz and a variety of other Hollywood Stars. The museum is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The most popular part of the museum is the Gallery of Stars where exhibits often change to reflect the changing landscape of entertainment. Some figures stay the same, including classics like John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart. The museum offers discounted admission rates for groups, seniors and students.

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