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If you ever visit the Dallas / Fort Worth area, check out the Palace of Wax

 
     

601 Palace Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(972) 263-2391

     
             
  We were driving down Hwy 30 one afternoon, not too long after moving to Texas, when Marisa told me I got her lost, ( I guess I was the navigator).  We passed the Palace of Wax on the left, and thought we must be almost to Dallas.  We went a little farther then turned around and headed back.  We forgot about the Palace of Wax until a few weeks ago, I was listening to the news, during my lunch just before the 4th holiday weekend.  The news report was by one of the field reporters that had visited the museum that morning, and it was during an episode about vacationing in the Dallas - Fort Worth area.  The memory of the place came back to me and I mentioned it to Marisa.  We had a few days off together, and Brandon is out of school, so we decided to go.  
             
       
  Getting our picture taken with Grandma   Forest Gump and a Joker   Grandpa is taking our picture  
             
       
  Bat Girl, Bat Man and the Joker   John Wayne and friends   Clint Eastwood  
 

 

  See if you can name them      
       
  The 3 Stooges   Star Trek (original)   Demi Moore and Brad  
             
 

This is one of those places you would expect to see in downtown Orlando, or San Francisco on Market Street, or some other major metropolitan area, but not here, not in Grand Prairie.  I like Wax Museums, but I always critique the likeness of each character, like they must look exact or else.  Most of the characters looked lifelike, except a few, and some even looked like the ones they depict but some were way off.  I also noticed that even though some looked way off in person, photos of them seem to look much more like them.  As an example,  Dirty Harry looked nothing like Clint Eastwood did in the movie, but if you look at the photo, it's not bad.

 
             
       
  Whoopi and Brittney   Denzel and Morgan   Brittney  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
       
  Marilyn, Dean and Sammy   Rocky   Johnny Cash  
             
 

Jay Leno on the other hand looked nothing like Jay in real life, and the photo doesn't do it any justice.  And Sylvester Stallone as Rocky, doesn't even look like a real person, it looks very much like a wax figure, and nothing like Sylvester.  Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. looked like their heads were too small, but in the photos, they too don't look bad at all.  They definitely all look different in real like then they do here, but our intentions are to give you a taste of the museum so you can decide for yourself if you want to check them out.

 
             
       
  Me and Leno   Marisa and Oprah   Letterman  
             
 

 

 

 
  Dr. Phil   Harry Potter and friends   Johnny Depp  
             
       
  George W.          
             
       
      All of the past President's of the United States      
             
 

The Presidents of the United States was a good exhibit, most of them we have never seen before, especially an actual photograph, so even if they were a close depiction, they looked right.  However when you get to Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Regan, Bush, Clinton or Bush, they all looked phony to me, but then I have seen them before.

 
             
             
       
             
       
             
             
             
       
             
       
  The Magna Carta   (the Great Charter)      
             
       
  Signing of the Declaration of Independence   Surrender of General Lee  
             
         
      Emancipation Proclamation      
             
             
       
             
       
             
       
             
             
             
             
       
             
       
  Jesus is born   Jesus as a child      
             
       
             
             
       
             
             
       
          The Last Supper  
       
  The Crucifixion       The Resurrection  
             
 

The best part of the Wax Museum was the horror section.  They had so many in this section that some of it was actually scary.  My camera battery died at this point in the tour, so Marisa had to use her Blackberry Curve to take the rest.  We will go back some day and re-tour the Wax Museum, I will update my pictures at that time, but until then, these will have to do.  The Blackberry actually takes very nice pictures for a phone, it even has a built-in flash.

 
             
       
  Cinderella   Little Red Ridding Hood   Sleeping Beauty  
             
       
  Quasimodo   Hitler      
             
       
  The Wax Museum   Hyde   Dracula  
             
       
  Frankie   Werewolf   Freddie  
 

 

     

 

 
       
  Alien   Chainsaw Massacre   Predator