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Guinness World Records Museum
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Guinness World Records Museum Admission in Hollywood
Ranked #198 of 542 things to do in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: From the Largest Work of Art to the Lowest Limbo... Record-breaking facts and feats documented by the best selling copyrighted book in the world come to life at the Guinness World Records Museum in Hollywood. At this family attraction on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you'll have the chance to check your weight against the world's heaviest person, attempt the world's long jump record, compare your height with the world's tallest man, get the feel for speed records in the Adrenaline Theater, and much more.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“REALLY outdated”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

This place needs an overhaul. Didn't have the heart to tell the guys working there on the way out that to us, it sucked. At least at Ripleys the exhibits are generally in good condition. Guinness is very tired and in need of an update. Like my review for Ripleys, it would be a good educational attraction for parents to take their kids but it just wasn't for us (but at least Ripleys was in good condition)

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Most cynical waste of money ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

Spent about 5 minutes walking through a terrible exhibit that clearly has not been updated since the 1980's. Awful compared to ANY exhibit i've been to. Total waste of 18 dollars. A complete and utter p**s take and insult to the name of Guinness.

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Morton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Buy the book and save yourself some cash ... boring, outdated and unimaginative”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

My wife and I visited this place during a layover instead of going to the tarpits (whoops!). Bottom Line: It was scandalous to call this a museum. The museum is more of a poorman's art gallery in my opinion. A plaque below a picture cut out or a dummy proclaiming what the record was is the model. The interactive stuff didn't work while we were there - ie. the Hollywood Squares piece. Additionally, the museum is outdated. For instance I went to the sports section and it still had Hank Aaron as the home run king - something that has been shattered for a few years. I know I saw more, but wish I wrote it down. As this was a dual ticket for a wax museum, its counterpart definitely bailed it out. If this attraction were free, I wouldn't waste my gas money or my time to go even with the kids. Add an hour to your life somewhere else - you'll only lose it here. Boring!

Visited September 2011
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“If you're into this kind of things”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2011

We went with our two kids (8 & 11). They really like this stuff. But frankly it's pretty outdated and the flashy outside is not reflected on the inside. For people from Europe that are not used to inch, feet and lbs many of the records go lost in translation. Some show inches but surely not all. Appatently some visiters thought it funny to steel parts of exhibited records. These have not been replaced. Sonif you are not into these kind of things you can easily pass this 'museum'. But to be fair my kids loved it.

Visited August 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Very poor”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2010

Don't bother going there, it's a rip-off. Guinness' brand is being damaged by this old, worn out and pathetic 15 minute walk-through thing. Instead go to Ripley's over the road, and either of the wax museums.

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