family attractions in Hollywood {Hollywood Wax Museum}

One of the biggest reasons I chose to homeschool my daughter is for our love of travel and adventure.  We’re a nomadic family and believe strongly that we learn best through experiences, not just books.  This belief has led to weekly “fieldtrips” for my homeschool child, both within her co-op and alone with her family.  Museums are a great way to learn about a whole range of topics and they can be quite addicting.  A fun adventure for us happening soon?  A visit to the Hollywood Wax Museum, an iconic landmark in a city we lived for years in.

world travel kids

Living in LA has its pros and cons, one big pro being there are so many fun things to do… many more than your average city.  Some of these destinations have had celebrities traipsing around them for decades like the Hollywood Wax Museum (open for over 45 years), which sits on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  That whole area is a giant tourist trap full of unique and exciting things to see.  I happen to love the chaotic vibe there.  My daughter (now almost 7) stood for the first time on a star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame… It still hangs on my wall… let me scan –

aww, 10 month old Savannah


We live now in Palm Springs, the desert escape for Angelinos and always are looking for a reason to be back in LA for the day or weekend.  My daughter always wants to visit the tourist attractions and the Hollywood Wax Museum is at the top of her to-do in Hollywood list.  It has been the most visited indoor attraction in Hollywood since 1965, a favorite for locals and tourists.  There are other wax museums out there but this one is dedicated to be the only all celebrity and pop-culture figures, in other words, totally Hollywood.

Pretty much every museum is very quiet, very do not touch or breathe on the exhibits.  The Hollywood Wax Museum actually encourages interaction.  You can walk right into the arms of a famous hunk on set and hug away — crazy photo opp alert!  I’m going to have to bring two memory cards for my camera!

I appreciate that the Hollywood Wax Museum listens to its patrons.  Visitors are encouraged to give their feedback on which figures they love, which they don’t and which they would like to see in the future.  The museum is continuously changing out the least favorites and updating everything, which makes it an attraction you can enjoy over and over again – having new experiences along the way.

I am amped to head out the the Hollywood Wax Museum and take a million photos to share with you guys.   Check back in a month or so to see how much fun my family has.  In the meantime, if you live or plan to visit these areas: Hollywood, CA, Pigeon Forge, TN, Branson, MO, take a look at this iconic American establishment for yourself!  Keep in the know by liking the Hollywood Wax Museum on Facebook.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  1. October 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm — Reply

    I would love to visit there, we were hoping to relocate to a place that would be closer, but it fell through. Hopefully soon.

  2. October 19, 2013 at 3:46 pm — Reply

    Can;t wait to see the pictures@

  3. October 20, 2013 at 6:46 pm — Reply

    My husband and I took a day trip to Hollywood when we were dating and had so much fun at the wax museum! Such a cool place.

  4. October 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm — Reply

    Sounds like a fun place to go! I love that it’s hands on!

  5. October 20, 2013 at 9:11 pm — Reply

    I love a good wax museum, and the Hollywood Wax Museum is one of the best! I can’t wait to see your pics.

  6. October 21, 2013 at 10:02 am — Reply

    I love wax museums they are just so fun to visit, and this looks like a great one, can’t wait to see the pics!

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