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Heading to Niagara Falls? Don’t miss the hilariously BAD Niagara Falls wax museum; Movieland – fun things to do in Niagara Falls with family.

So we have all heard of Madame Tussauds and the lesser-known Louis Tussauds but none of them compete with Niagara Falls’ Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars!

This attraction is on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls so you can cross the Niagara Falls border crossing to see the sights on both sides.

Niagara Falls Wax Museum

Niagara Falls Wax Museum

The Movieland Wax Museum in Niagara Falls is a unique wax museum in Niagara Falls Canada. It is unique because of HOW AWFUL it is – that it is hilarious to explore. Don’t expect fantastic replicas of famous characters here, instead visit the strange-looking Simpson family or sit next to a very unwell-looking Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump. 

Niagara Falls Wax Museum

Things to know before you visit Movieland Wax Museum:

Movieland Wax Museum Opening Hours: 10am to 11pm Sunday to Thursday and 10am to 1am Friday to Saturday. 

Movieland Locations: The Movieland Wax Museum can be found on Clifton Hill, next to the Canadian Midway and SkyWheel. 

Movieland wax museum tickets: Adults ticket cost $11.99 CDN (+tax) and a Childs ticket cost $6.99 CDN (+tax).

What is Clifton Hill?

Niagara SkyWheel – Enjoy the view from 176 feet high, including panoramic views of the falls themselves. You can visit during the day or night and at any time of the year. 

Niagara Speedway – For those looking for a thrilling adventure, head to Niagara Speedway. This will give you the thrill of kart racing on a roller coaster ride spread across four acres. 

Great Canadian Midway – Enjoy over 300 arcade games at the Great Canadian Midway, before jumping on the ghost blaster haunted house laser ride. 

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! – Niagara Falls is home to a fantastic Ripley’s believe it or not museum, with plenty of exhibits to keep the family busy. 

Dinosaur Adventure Golf – Visit one of Canada’s largest miniature golf courses, located right on Clifton Hill. There are two 18-hole courses, decorated with ponds, rapids and a 50-foot high volcano that erupts. 

Wizard’s Mini Putt – Dinosaurs not your thing? You can enjoy an inside, glow-in-the-dark, 18-hole mini-golf course that is themed by magic. Golf alongside wizards, trolls, dragons, and mythical creatures. 

Zombie Attack – This unique, interactive dark ride takes you through the excitement and fear of a zombie attack. 

Wild West Coaster – Enjoy a motion ride that takes you through the Wild West using specially designed motion seats. 

Strike Rock N’ Bowl – For those looking for family fun, head to the 10-pin bowling lanes.

Niagara Falls Wax Museum

Our experience at the Niagara Falls Wax museum

The great thing about the attractions on the Canadian side is that most are open until 2 am, so after visiting a few of the bars in the area, we headed to the Museum around midnight. The place was empty – there was literally nobody else there at this time apart from the person at the entrance booth and a lady in the gift shop.

As you walk in, the room is fairly dark and you hear this creaking noise from afar and soft mumbling. I thought perhaps this first section was meant to be the scary part but walking around the corner, I realized it was just Nicole Kidman swinging on sparkling rope in Moulin Rouge.

I particularly liked the Robert Deniro wax work that looks NOTHING like him! They also have a very shiny-looking Colin Farrell in a Phone Booth, a constipated-looking Batman, and a very slim Will Smith. Calum couldn’t help but sit with the glistening Obama’s (at least I am presuming that is who they were meant to be) and I did chuckle over the aged Tom Hanks in Forest Gump. The Adam Sandler one looks like they ran out of wax so made a mesh of other people’s faces and put dark hair on it.

Niagara Falls Wax Museum

Mike Myers in Austin Powers looks like he has lost some considerable weight. Lara Croft looked better in the video games than in this Wax Museum and Godzilla looked like he is being sucked in by a vacuum. Frodo appears to be a young girl with a sword sticking out of her cloak whilst Harry Potter looks like he has just seen He Who Must Not Be Named. It is safe to say the wax works did not capture the beauty of the Twilight Duo; Edward and Bella.

My uttermost favorite section has to be the Simpsons land! The heads seem to be so off and clothes are practically falling off the characters. 

Niagara Falls Wax Museum

This museum is worth a visit just to have a giggle! If you’re visiting The Falls, I would recommend heading here later in the evening so you can enjoy it at your own pace and let’s be honest, have a laugh. 

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Monday 9th of April 2018

I am crying with laughter here! Some of these are absolutely horrific - the Simpsons are like something out of a nightmare?! Is the museum legit supposed to be an actual wax museum, or is it a parody? Like, do they realise how bad some of these are?!


Wednesday 8th of May 2019

It's actually not as bad as this place (although several are British celebrities, you don't need to know that to appreciate how truly awful they are :~) ...

Shannon Keary

Monday 9th of April 2018

Wax museums scare me a little bit but couldn’t help but giggle at some of these and it’s definitely not as scary when they’re not quite as accurate! Between a visit to the Skylon Tower restaurant and this I feel like this is a fab day in Niagara Falls!! Loved reading this one

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