Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum

Some time last fall I went with my sister to Hot Springs, Arkansas, which was an experience all its own. It is all very touristy, but also on the decline.  It is weird to watch history fade from a place, and sad. We went to the Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum. What once was a casino and supper club in the 60’s, now houses various scenes in wax. The escalator was not working and at some point many of the wax figures had been replaced due to a fire. While a lot of the figures resembled the people they were supposed to, I must say I was expecting them to be more realistic, and I did quite enjoy the characters from the stories, which need not look like anyone in particular. The scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was probably my favorite.

The lighting in this place was terrible, I honestly think it was because they didn’t want you to notice that most of the figures did not look like the people they were representing. Plus, my phone does not have the best camera. But I got a couple of interesting photos.

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7 thoughts on “Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum

  1. I’m not sure that making 2D cartoon characters into 3D wax works that well. To me it looks like they’ve given Dopey (is that right?) Downs Syndrome. Surely a bit of a controversial leap.

  2. There are some really awful sculpts there. Marie Antoinette is probably the worst offender but Robert E. Lee doesn’t seem to be able to stand up straight which looks a little unfortunate.

    I quite liked the Alice in Wonderland ones tho. 🙂

    • And I honestly took pictures of the best ones…. So, that lets you know how bad some of them were leaning. Causing me to wonder if they had their wax mixture correct. LOL

      I think Chris and I are going to get to the Ripley’s near here and maybe that will be better??

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