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The Wax Works

250 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365-4535
(541) 265-2206
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Ranked #16 of 18 attractions in Newport
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Probably the closest you'll get to diving or going in a sub to be close to the marine wildlife. Divers interact with the guests when they are in, giving you an awesome experience

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Visited as part of the multi attraction ticket and at buy one person get another person free. It's ok and a fun place, but not worth a full price single attraction admission. Wax figures are not the greatest, but I think kids would like it and its a good place to go one time. I do not believe it is... More

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Hermiston, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Right after you get in there, there are 4 doors, Marilyn Monroe in her dressing room but you can't even open the door wide enough to take a picture! The next 3 doors are sound effects hooked to a door knob on a door that doesn't even open. No wax figures, not even a picture of a recreation! Completly STUPID.... More

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Kalispell, Montana
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

The wax figures are really poorly done and you can't interact with any of them expect the jhonny depp one. Its smaller and doesn't take long to go through

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Cottage Grove, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Had so much fun here! My favorite! Lots of life like things to see, it's amazing to think these things are made of wax! Fun for the whole family!

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South Beach, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I have toured the Waax Works here in Newport, Oregon several times: 1 Wax Works tour on the pier walk area SF, California and Wax Works in Atlanta, GA. ; I really like the one in SF and Atlanta much better for the following reasons: Newport is "older" by some years and has become a bit dingy, small compared to... More

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Pendleton, Oregon, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My teenage daughters and I had a lot of fun at the Wax Works. Lots of interesting information. Had my picture taken along side Johnny Depp. After words my youngest daughter had a wax mold done of her hand outside the gift shop. It was a good time :-)

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San Francisco, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I'm no wax expert, but this museum stinks. It's dark, outdated and confusing. At certain points it feels like a wax museum, which is good, but at others it feels like a haunted house. And then, suddenly, it's an arcade. What's going on here? This place makes no sense. I wouldn't care too much except that it cost me twelve... More

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The quality of the wax works is about average making most of them seem realistic in some ways, but the wax works lacks a much needed cohesion to its themes: You have Lord of the Rings mixed with Star Wars and Star Wars mixed with E.T. Much like the Ripley's Believe it or not museum, this place is hokey, charming... More

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Whitecourt, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The Wax Works was a blast. If you've ever been to the Dungeons of London, this would be a similar attraction. Super cheesy wax people exhibits. Make sure you try all the doorknobs in the Stars Hallway, which leads to real karaoke on an American Idol stage, which was playing Beastie Boys when we were there. There's a Johnny Depp... More

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