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The Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf - CLOSED

145 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA (Fisherman's Wharf)
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf features more than 270 life-like wax personalities in 50 all new scenes, enhanced with artistic lighting, realistic props and informative narrations. Guest view all aspects of life as they wander through the Hall of Religion, Chamber of Horrors, King Tut's Tomb, Gallery of Stars and much, much more, offering something of interest and enjoyment for everyone. Open 365 days a year.

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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If it weren't for the inflated entrance fee ($26., reduced by $3. when we asked about discounts) I would give this attraction a rating of excellent. Despite the cost, this museum (recently taken over and improved by the Madame Tussaud enterprise) surprised us and was actually a lot of fun to explore. The young, extremely friendly and enthusiastic staff is... More

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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I loved everything about this place. Well worth the money. Every piece looked do human like that it was eerie

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We went through the Wax museum on July 31st. Some of the people portrayed were realistic others were not. We went through it in about 40 min. Not sure I would have paid for it seperately but we had San Francisco GO Cards which I highly recommend getting by the way (we had a 3 day and considered it a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Didn't realize the Wax Museum was closing so glad we got to see it. The exhibits were good and what we expected as we have been to a number of similar exhibits in other cities. Unfortunate to hear they are closing but were told that a new exhibit is opening from a company that also has a Museum in Las... More

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Burlingame, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Hard to write a positive review when the experience wasn't so positive. I mean, this is a recommendation I'm making for someone I've never met; someone who is asking for my opinion, right? So, well, if you have never been to a wax museum, ok then go. There are fun things to see and interesting stories that go with them.... More

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Alameda, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

It was decently fun, in a lame kind of way. But we knew that going in. We were celebrating out 4th wedding anniversary and one of the 'standard' 4 years gifts is wax... so we thought - why not?? We had a good time, but mostly cause we were together. The exhibits were really just so-so. Half of them I... More

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North Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I have been to other wax museums and they look very real but most of these just looked aweful, something for us to do with the kids especially cause it was raining, not bad price with a coupon. All in all we enjoyed it

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Hampton, Virginia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
31 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Having been to Madame Tussauds, my expectations might be a bit high. We were disappointed in the fact that many of the wax figures looked nothing like the person that they were supposed to represent. We also didn't sense a theme amongst this museum. My husband and I mentioned more than once that we felt as though many of the... More

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Newport, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Disappointed that many of the wax figures looked very fake. Obviously whoever created these wax figures didn't capture the true likeness of so many of the movie stars that we saw there. I wouldn't recommend this place unless you have nothing else to do and in San Francisco you can find a lot to do.

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Mesa, AZ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It was a very interesting tour. Some of the displays have narrative you can activate. Some of the likenesses are very good. Others not so much. I found is funny that the US Presidents had narrative of Bill Clinton, but his figure wasn't there. Instead George W Bush was there, but no narrative about him. The collection is quite varied... More

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