Rub elbows with the stars – but not too hard – at the Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach. Featuring more than 100 life-like wax replicas of public figures from the world of movies, music, politics and sports, this new attraction brings the big names from Hollywood to the Grand Strand's most popular entertainment hub – Broadway at the Beach.
Situated among several major attractions across Highway 17 Bypass from the main Broadway at the Beach complex, Hollywood Wax Museum stands out in the crowd. Towering over the skyline is a replica of the Empire State Building being climbed by a 40-foot King Kong. The famed gorilla may be the biggest figure on display, but he's not the biggest name.
Hollywood Wax Museum is wall to wall with A-list celebrities, spanning from Hollywood's Golden Age to today's multi-media stars. From the Rat Pack characters like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., to the 1980s Brat Pack of Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe, to today's hottest stars like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Pink, Hollywood Wax Museum has something – or someone – for every generation and taste.
Film buffs will love seeing actors posed in scenes and settings from famous movies, such as Clint Eastwood in a gun fight from “A Fistful of Dollars” and scary horror characters like Freddie Kruger from the “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies and Leatherface from the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” series. Stand next to Frankenstein or take a selfie with Captain Jack Sparrow, the lead role played by Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Cast yourself as a character in some of the most iconic scenes and settings from the world of film.
Music lovers will feel like they are attending a dream lineup of popular artists, including “The King” himself, Elvis Pressley, and fellow nickname-worthy classic performers like “The Man in Black” Johnny Cash, “The Queen of Country” Dolly Parton and “The Blue Eyed Stranger” Willie Nelson. More contemporary musicians on display include Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and Eminem, just to name a few. Shock your social media friends by posting pictures of yourself standing beside Bruce Springsteen, Halle Berry, Stephen Colbert and Ellen Degeneres.
And be on the lookout for a few surprise celebrity sightings, such as the iconic, leather jacket clad character Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli played by Henry Winkler on the 1970s hit show “Happy Days” and the late, great Michael Jackson in his famed zipper jacket with one glove from the albums “Thriller” and “Beat It.” Patrons can even pose for photos in popular culture settings with their own exhibits, such as Hollywood's Red Carpet and NASCAR's Victory Lane.
In addition to the fall of famous figures, Hollywood Wax Museum offers two other attractions inside the building – Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors and Outbreak: Dread the Undead. The maze sends guests on an adventure through hundreds of mirrored walls and archways on a mission to rescue a princess, while Outbreak features a zombie invasion that will send you screaming for the exits. Guests can purchase combo passes for all three attractions and save money on admission to each, or only purchases passes to the one or two you want to attend.
Be sure to check your Sun & Fun Rewards package for a free ticket to Hollywood Wax Museum or some of the other major attractions in Myrtle Beach, such Ripley’s Aquarium, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, or the Broadway Grand Prix, which is located next door. Hollywood Wax Museum is located at the corner of Highway 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. The doors open at 9:30 a.m. and remain open till midnight, seven days a week. For ticket prices or more information, visit www.hollywoodwaxmuseum.com.