Catch the Stars at Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach

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Catch the Stars at Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach

You don’t have to go all the way to L.A. to see the stars. A vacation to Myrtle Beach and a trip to its latest attraction will do.

Opened in the summer of 2014 just across from Broadway at the Beach, the Hollywood Wax Museum features two floors of wall-to-wall celebrities. Rub elbows with the legendary musician Johnny Cash, get up close and personal with actress Julia Roberts, and snap some selfies with actor Johnny Depp – all under one roof.

Speaking of the roof, don’t be alarmed by the 40-foot gorilla scaling the building. It’s just King Kong, the “biggest” star of them all, posing for a recreation of his classic self-titled film. Hollywood Wax Museum performed a major renovation of the old NASCAR Café, transforming it into the only museum of its type dedicated to pop culture.

It’s as close as most folks will get to these Hollywood A-list celebrities. These life-size and lifelike wax figures are so realistic you might be tempted to ask for an autograph or two. Best of all are the great photo opportunities you can use to fool your friends.

Imagine posting pictures of yourself on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posing with stars so realistic you are sure to fool a few. And imagine the family vacation photos of mom and dad spending time with Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, or shots of the kids spending time with a younger, hipper Brat Pack. It’s like a stroll down the red carpet at one of Hollywood’s famous “who’s who” parties.

Hollywood Wax Museum also features a pair of side attractions – Hannah’s Mirror Maze and Outbreak, a zombie-themed thriller. Fumble your way through the house of mirrors or try to avoid the zombie apocalypse in these bonus attractions. Guests can purchase tickets to one or discounted packages of two or all three.

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.