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

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Star Wars exhibit made this a highlight for my kids

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Cindy L
Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 It takes about 10 minutes until you are on to the next outdated place.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 They are very old, outdated, smelly and the teenagers and even adults...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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 Some figures are out of date - my kids had no idea who...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 

Thank Cindy L
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1 of 5 stars 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Almost 50 dollars for 4 and it was outdated and smelled of old musty stench.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
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2 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Kids loved it. Out of the three ( wax works, believe it or not, and the undersea gardens) this one was our favorite.

Thank Alena P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A must see!! So life like and a lot of attention to detail with everything!! Can't wait to see it again!!

Thank Kayla M
Scappoose, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This place has received very few changes since it opened. With the number of people they filter through here, they really ought to improve their exhibits. Need updated items more relevant to this generation. Not impressed.

Thank Annette P
Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We bought passes which included all the bayfront hot spots..the wax works, Ripley's and the undersea garden. To our utter amazement, the wax works was our favorite of the three attractions. But that's not an endorsement for the wax works... It's pretty weird, really corny and mostly pointless but the most entertaining option if choosing between the three attractions on... More 

Thank totallye
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43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

This is amazing.. all wax looked so real.. we had a blast.. the art and time that goes into these as for detail is right on point.. amazing.. I love this place.. good for all ages..

Thank Laresa S

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