An Ozark town in Southwest Missouri known as a family vacation destination, Branson is proud to call itself the live entertainment capital of the world. This unique city has a lot of fun things to offer for all age groups.
My family and I decided to spend our Christmas holiday in Branson, and we had a great time! It was quite a long drive from Texas but it was a fun road trip. Even our 2-year old enjoyed the whole adventure and she didn't complain one bit!
In my opinion, one week in Branson is sure not enough to explore the entire city, but we were able to do and see some of the major attractions that the city has to offer. One of the highlights of our trip is going to the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center.
Easily recognizable as one of the most unique buildings in the area, the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center in Branson is home to a one-of-a-kind facade that marks you arrival at one of the most fun activities in town. Yes, it's the building on Highway 76 being climbed by a giant Great Ape!
Replicating the look of New York City’s skyline, King Kong sits atop one of the tallest skyscrapers – towering over the guests as they enter the museum. Sitting beside the skyline is a fun interpretation of Mt. Rushmore – only this one features some of Hollywood’s most beloved stars and includes: Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, and Elvis Presley.
If you want to get up close and personal with your favorite stars and pose for fun pics with them, the Hollywood Wax Museum is definitely the place for you. While there, you'll also get the scoop on their pets, pet peeves, and accomplishments.
From Hollywood movies to TV shows and cultural icons – the wax museum gives you a chance to experience a one-of-a-kind attraction that is unlike anything you have ever seen. There was a good variety of celebrities and props you could take pictures with.
After seeing stars, you can head next door to become a star at Shoot for the Stars Mini-Golf. While putting through palm trees and paparazzi, you'll take the 18 steps to becoming one of Hollywood's elite.
The miniature golf course is perfect at night! But no running waters during winter time but it was OK.
The Castle of Chaos 5D theater-experience is like nothing else. Everything is “in your face” making you giggle or screech or flinch, all while using your laser blaster to shoot for the highest score. My oldest daughter went in twice using my ticket, and that was her favorite experience.
Finally, you'll score big if you're The Chosen One at Hannah's Maze of Mirrors, where Princess Hannah of Savannah is awaiting rescue.
You'll need to find your way through 288 potential turns among hundreds of mirrored walls and archways and some areas where you see infinite reflections in every direction.
Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center in Branson is a unique experience that the whole family can enjoy. My family and I had a great experience and liked the fact that it's a self guided tour and has easy access to elevator. If you happen to visit Branson, don't miss the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center and I suggest to make sure to buy the "All Access Pass" ticket.
Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets through a partnership with Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center in Bransonand and USFamilyGuide.com in exchange for my honest review.