Hollywood Wax Museum
A point of interest on the Lost Souls of Hollywood Boulevard GPS-guided audio walking tour.
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Madame Tussauds isn’t the only wax museum with undead visitors in attendance—the famed Hollywood Wax Museum also sees ghostly patrons prowling around. Having first opened its doors in 1965, this historic wax museum sees thousands of guests each year itching to take pictures with the wax figurines that line it’s hallways.
Today you’ll find a collection of figures from Hollywood royalty like Alfred Hitchcock and Audrey Hepburn to modern faces like the hunky Chris Hemsworth and effervescent Kylie Jenner. It also features a chamber of horrors where you can capture sight of the ghouls and goblins of classic Tinseltown cinema.
Local legend is a tad big vague on the haunting of the Hollywood Wax Museum, but we’ll tell you what we know. Reports say that there are spirits who move between figures at the wax museum and when people take pictures inside the museum at night, colours that aren’t supposed to be there show up. And those that are expecting to see wax versions of Dracula or the Phantom of the Opera get more than they bargain for.
Apparently a man from the (totally legitimate and non-sleazy) National Enquirer locked himself in the museum overnight to try to prove the haunting, and by morning light he was waiting at the door completely horrified and ready to never return.
A general manager of the museum said that paranormal investigators have said on two different occasions that they feel like there are spirits living on the property. Let’s be honest—a wax museum is scary enough without an added ghostly presence. Whether or not you have a paranormal experience, you might just find yourself terrified and running out of the museum.
Let's keep heading east. We'll cross the next street, Mccadden street, and continue on to our next stop. Grauman's Egyptian Theatre is up next. You'll see it on the opposite side of the road as you cross Mccadden. I know you can't tell due to my monotone computer voice, but I am very, very, excited.
Lost Souls of Hollywood
This POI is featured on the Lost Souls of Hollywood Audio Walking Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.
All audio walking tours are self-guided and include fully narrated commentary.
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