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The Wax Works

250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
+1 541-265-2206
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Ehhhh

At least it was better than the undersea gardens or Ripley's. My 10 year old granddaughter seemed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dave A
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Scappoose, Oregon
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I used to work at Mariner square.I am shocked that after soooooo many years at such a high price... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine D
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250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

At least it was better than the undersea gardens or Ripley's. My 10 year old granddaughter seemed to enjoy it. I found many of the figures to not really look realistic. The lighting of some of the exhibits was very poor, although the one of...More

Thank Dave A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to work at Mariner square.I am shocked that after soooooo many years at such a high price that everything's the same.my 5 yr.old had very little interest!!!!Take a hint guys!UPGRADE or shut down!

Thank Christine D
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Been coming to here for years. Now the kids are older, not as much fun. They don't know most of the wax characters. The place is old and worn. Better deal to see all three attractions than just one. This one is the best of...More

1  Thank lscordis
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

If you want to go to any of the other two museums, then you're forced to buy this one too. Overall a waste of money. The waxworks of celebraties are very pooly done and not that good of their likeness. Some are of the really...More

2  Thank olboodog
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely a must go this is one of the 3 attractions available through this company the others are ripleys believe it or not , and undersea gardens . They have so much here i dont even know where to start ill post some photos but...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed this a lot. It was kind of cheesy, but in a fun, good way. I especially liked the horror movie displays. Very wheelchair friendly and lots of opportunities for photos. Very small children my find it too scary. Friendly staff

Thank Henry B
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Displays need updating as many wouldn't recognize some of the stars from the golden age of Hollywood and needs a good cleaning, but a great place for the kids with a "air room" to play with air tubes and wind tunnel with foam balls. A...More

Thank Kitty B
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

We spent a little longer here than Ripley's and enjoyed it quite a bit more. Still overpriced and I would certainly recommend trying to get any kind of coupon you can, but that said i would recommend this attraction along with a visit to Newport....More

1  Thank Steve C
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Fun place for the family. Kind of a you need try it but probably would never go back. We got this on group...and saved a bunch.

Thank Brian H
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

This place is dingy and cramped. It is very expensive and boring. I know the guy who designed it. He was a snob.More

2  Thank quietwoodsgrappler
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David H, General Manager at The Wax Works, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Quiet, We believe our 3.75 rating is a much more accurate rating of our property. While it is true we have been here since 1985 and are what would be considered an "old school" wax museum, we have strived to make cool updates like...More

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Response from Leanne R | Reviewed this property |
1/2 Hour before Wax Works Closes.
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As copied from their website: One Attraction Three Adult (13 and older) $11.99 $24.99 Youth (5 - 12) $6.99... More
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