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The Wax Works

250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
+1 541-265-2206
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We spent a little longer here than Ripley's and enjoyed it quite a bit more. Still overpriced and I... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Steve C
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Toledo, Washington
Family Time

Fun place for the family. Kind of a you need try it but probably would never go back. We got this... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Brian H
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Everett, Washington
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250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
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Reviewed 9 March 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

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Reviewed 22 January 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 21 January 2018

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

2  Thank quietwoodsgrappler
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Put your money in your pocket, drive across the bridge and go to Hatfield Marine Science Center. Better entertainment and free admission. (Donation suggested) Wax Works, Ripley's, and Undersea Gardens are overhyped and cheesy at best.

1  Thank esconopeles
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

If you are going to see The Wax Works, you can get a three-attraction pass that will save you money. This was our third attraction and our favourite of the three. Seeing the various celebrities brought back lots of memories. If you want, you can...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I bought a three way pass for Ripley's, Wax Works, and Undersea Garden. I think I spent around an hour or a bit more on all three combined. Wax Works was probably the most interesting in my opinion. Might be a good way to spend...More

Thank mountainsara
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

My husband and I purchased a combo ticket package through Groupon for Ripleys, Wax works, and the Undersea Gardens. We enjoyed our visit to Newport and seeing all that the museums had to offer. Sure, seeing it once is enough to likely hold you over...More

1  Thank BeeGail
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is NO Madam Tussauds Wax Museum, but still cheesy and fun. Make sure you get discount tickets - we bought the package deal that included Ripleys Believe it or Not, the Wax Museum, and the Undersea Gardens. The exhibits are old and some are...More

1  Thank Nicole W
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

I think wax museums are creepy/weird anyway, maybe the biggest ones have high quality figures and sense in how they display them, and have good light except when they want to be creepy. This is not one of the big ones. The figures are all...More

Thank 62Katie
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David H, General Manager at The Wax Works, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Katie, Hi, I am the General Manager of Wax Works. I was unhappy to see your poor review of our property but am glad that reviews such as this are an anomaly. Mostly, I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit. It is true...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

That place is a rip off,very dark inside and the wax figures are terrible! Not worth the $15.00 ticket per person... A waste of time! PERIOD!!!More

1  Thank Michael V
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David H, General Manager at The Wax Works, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Michael, I just noticed your review of our property for the first time. It is quite an anomaly compared to the rest of our reviews and so I felt it important to respond. Firstly, it would be correct to say that many of our wax...More

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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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