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Address: 250 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365-4535
Phone Number: (541) 265-2206
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Day trip to the Coast

We had fun, it is not big but really cool. When you go through take your time and make sure you see everything.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Springfield, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We had fun, it is not big but really cool. When you go through take your time and make sure you see everything.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I took my nieces and grand nephews and we all had a great time. They've barely changed anything in the 30 years since my last visit...and it shows. We had a Groupon so I was okay with the prices, I would have been disappointed if I paid full price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I enjoyed stopping at the wax museum. We had my 10 year old niece with us and she had a good time. I would do it again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We loved all of the setup.. Not a complaint.. Except we have a 2 yr that was scared. The whole thing is dark and creepy for a little one.. But great for adults.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It has some neat things to see and touch. It took about 15 minutes to go through it all didn't feel like it was worth the price.

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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

When I was a kid we came to Newport for vacation routinely. One of my favorite things to see was Ripley's and the Wax Works. The Wax works has changed very little in 30 years. Having said that it was still fun. The figures aren't great- they look somewhat like the people they are supposed to- but the interactive elements... More 

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Selah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It was good. Some interaction which I liked. Need to make some of the figures more like the real ones mainly hair color but it was great.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is the worst type of tourist trap -and I repeat this for Ripley's and Undersea Gardens. I, like a fool, bought the Groupon without doing a little research. 15 min max at each 'attraction' and we were laughing the ENTIRE time. I'm not expecting anything on par with some of the larger cities but many of the exhibits could... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This attraction is certainly the best of the 3 that you pay for. Great statues, great areas and a variety too ! Some interactive stuff too like the star trek board and mini games / palm readers etc throughout, although they do cost 25/50c. Would thoroughly recommend even if you don't decide to do the 3 and just do this... More 

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North Bend, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Loved it!! The statues were so life like, I think the one the kids liked the best was E.T. Johnny Depp was awesome.

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Address: Address: 250 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365-4535
Phone Number: (541) 265-2206
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Newport

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