Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Return to the Laclede's Landing Wax Museum!

It's been awhile since CC&G visited the Wax Museum, and Francis had never been, so we went to see what's new this past weekend. I really miss Charlie. I don't know if he's still working there or not, but he hasn't been there the last two times I visited. It was so much more exciting when he was around (mainly because he would try to sneak up on us.)

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At least Charlie's head is still there. So what's new at the Wax Museum? That's an interesting question, because the two things I noticed the most are renovations to what I call the Hall of Jesus, and the Chamber of Horrors. (Warning: there are three pictures from the Hall of Jesus before I move onto Chamber of Horrors pictures that may not be suitable for young eyes.)

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As you can see, many of the Jesus Level figures are still missing digits, if not entire hands. I always thought it was interesting that a museum that devotes so much space to Jesus also decided to expand their Chamber of Horrors to two levels. Here are a few that were new to me.

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And some Action Cam from the basement. This doesn't SEEM new, and yet, I feel I would have remembered something so... noisy.



A couple we have no explanation for, and would like one. Seriously. Any ideas?

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And finally, a sneaky look at an upcoming exhibit!

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Laclede's Landing Wax Museum is still at 720 North Second Street. See their website for ticket information and operating hours.

4 comments:

  1. Were the two unlabeled ones in the Chamber of Horrors? And, was that one in the video supposed to be screaming/squealing, or was that just the obnoxious noise of metal rubbing against metal?

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  2. the unlabeled ones were not in the Chamber of Horrors. I think they were on level 3 near Dobby. And the squealing was just the obnoxious noise of metal on metal.

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  3. I stumbled across your blog today and have been reading nonstop (even sent it to myself so that I read at home). I know this is an old post, but I know the answer to your question. We had gone to the wax museum two years or three years ago and it took me an entire year to figure out who the "wall of amputees" was supposed to be. It was a case of three: bald man in gray coat missing an arm, guy with paint all over him, legless kid in a red sweater with a rope over his arm. It's Home Alone.

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  4. http://www.angelfire.com/blog2/geministwin1981/WaxMuseum/index.album/home-alone-robbers?i=31

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