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Address: 250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
Phone Number: +1 541-265-2206
Fee: Yes

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Interactive and Fun

This place had some neat movie scenes and other interesting stuff. Jonny Depp has been here for quite some time I remember him from 6 or 7 years ago but other characters were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place had some neat movie scenes and other interesting stuff. Jonny Depp has been here for quite some time I remember him from 6 or 7 years ago but other characters were updated. There's a Lord of the Rings scene, a Star Trek scene & Star Wars scene just to name a few. The kids enjoyed it here overall.

Thank 3Twinkles3
Missoula, Montana
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69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Scenes recreated from movies with nicely depicted celebrities. The America's Got Talent set with a real karaoke setup is very cool. We did our first karaoke with "walk this way" and "friends in low places" and it was a blast.

Thank Derry K
Pendleton, Oregon
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This is one place that my daughter is still talking about and wanting to go back to. She asked if we can go back every month! My husband and I made the most of it and had fun playing along with everything. I liked the interactive stuff in there.

1 Thank Dara W
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Was fun and creepy. I jumped several times. It might be a little scary for small children. I liked it more than Ripley's, as I thought is was scarier.

1 Thank Darlene H
Las Vegas, NV
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I went here when I was a kid and for the most part it looked pretty much like I remembered it. I wasn't expecting Madame Tussaud's and we weren't disappointed. It was a fun excursion that lasted about 20 minutes.

1 Thank JVKoe
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83 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This along with the Ripley's Believe It or Not and the Undersea Gardens are such a waste of money. It takes about 10 minutes until you are on to the next outdated place. For four of us it just about 100.00 and not worth the money or time. They are very old, outdated, smelly and the teenagers and even adults... More 

Thank Marcy B
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Saw it in the 80's, hasn't changed a bit. Seems very run down. Came with a package or else I would have skipped it. Kids liked it (ages 12, 10 & 4).

Thank Rimrocknoni
Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Of the three, we all liked this one the best. I have 10 year old twins and they enjoyed it. They do have a scary section and I can see younger kids getting scared. Even My 10 year old daughter held onto my husband for dear life! Some figures are out of date - my kids had no idea who... More 

1 Thank Cindy L
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Almost 50 dollars for 4 and it was outdated and smelled of old musty stench. Our 6 year old was scared as it was very dark inside so we had to rush through the second half.

Thank Sherry B
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

The wax figures look more House of Wax creepy than lifelike and will probably give your small children nightmares. The Star Wars exhibit is somewhat worthwhile but not worth the overpriced admission fee. Needless to say I won't be returning next time I'm in town or anytime after that..

Thank aliaexotic

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