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While you're visiting Southern California, you can enjoy a slew of family-friendly
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of exciting Hollywood, California attractions. Every month, thousands of visitors around the world descend on Hollywood to enjoy the Hollywood Bowl, Grauman's Chinese Theater, Walk of Fame stars, and other famous places. Which attractions will interest you and your family? The suggestions on this page will give you an idea of where to start!
Hollywood is full of fun family attractions!What could add more fun to your Southern California vacation than spending a day on Hollywood Boulevard! You'll get a chance to enjoy over a dozen family activities on Hollywood Boulevard...with other attractions within easy driving distance.
On this page, we'll talk about some of the fun you can have along Hollywood Boulevard. To get directions and see a map of how to get to Hollywood Boulevard (which is part of the greater Los Angeles, California, metropolitan area) head to the bottom of this page!
Hollywood attraction discounts: Some Hollywood attractions are completely free of charge! These include some very popular attractions, including---
However, a number of tours and attractions do charge admission fees. If you plan to enjoy several attractions, you can get discounted admission prices if you pay in advance for all of them as a group. To discover details the good Southern California discount multi-attraction plan, please see the Go Los Angeles Card website. (There used to be a 2nd multi-attraction discount plan---the Hollywood CityCard...but that option is no longer available. For single-attraction discounts, you may check the websites of the particular attractions which interest you. For example, those going to Madame Tussaud's, one of the more expensive attractions on Hollywood Blvd, can often get some good web-only discounts or buy tickets cheaper online.)
Will you be visiting any theme parks during your visit to Hollywood? If so, you may also want to view our Theme Park Discounts & Coupons page to get ideas about how to save money on admission tickets. Most theme parks have at least some sort of discount going on...and by planning ahead of time, you can get in on the savings!
Madame Tussaud's Hollywood Wax Museum
A favorite family attraction in Hollywood...where you can take your picture with the "stars!"
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of celebrity wax figures at Madame Tussaud's Hollywood. World-renowned for their realism, Madame Tussaud's locations are busy in every location around the globe...and Hollywood is no exception!
Madame Tussaud's own print-at-home discount: For further details about this attraction, including special online discounts, here's a link to the Madame Tussaud's Hollywood website.
Hollywood Attractions for Kids--The Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of odd and eerie displays at the Ripley's Believe It or Not "Odditorium" in Hollywood, California. If you've got a teen or tweenager in your group, or anyone who enjoys the weird & whacky side of life, then you may wish to check out the interesting displays at the Hollywood Ripley's museum.
In fact, the true name of the Ripley museum reflects the true nature of its contents. It's actual name is Ripley's Believe It or Not ODDITORIUM!
The Ripley's Believe It or Not address is: 6780 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028. (For directions to this area of Hollywood Blvd, please see the bottom section of this page.)
The Ripley museum's hours (at the Hollywood Blvd location ONLY) are quite generous...since Hollywood Blvd. is filled with tourists from morning to night. Hours are now 10 am until 12 Midnight every day of the year except the Oscar awards night. (The exact date of this event varies from year to year.) Allow yourself one hour to tour the various Ripley exhibits...if you just want to give a quick look at everything the museum has to offer. Allow yourself more time if you enjoy gleaning the details.
To find out more about this eerie museum, including information about its other locations world-wide, you may use the following link to view the Ripley's museum Hollywood page.
Or, if you're looking for more "general" info about Ripley's Museums and what you'll discover when you visit one of their locations, here's the Ripley's Believe It or Not official website.
Hollywood Attractions for Kids--Guinness Book of World Records Museum
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of exciting and astounding displays at the Guinness Book of World Records museum in Hollywood, California.
There aren't very many locations of the Guinness Book of Records museums; grab your chance to visit one while you're on Hollywood Boulevard! Situated along the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame...and located only 1 block from the Dolby (Kodak) Theater, Hollywood & Highland Mall and Grauman's Chinese Theater...the Guinness museum is easy to find and takes virtually no additional effort to add to your day of Hollywood fun!
The Hollywood Guinness Book of World Records museum's phone number is 323-463-6433.
The Hollywood Guinness Book of World Records museum's address is: 6764 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028
Hours for the Guinness World Record Museum are from 10 am to 12 midnight daily.
If you'd like further information about the types of feats that Guinness covers, here's a link to the Guinness Book of World Records website.
Or, if you're looking specifically for information about the Hollywood Guinness World Records museum, here's the Guinness World Record Museums website.
Hollywood Attractions--Hollywood Wax Museum
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of wax statues at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Featuring actors dressed for some of their most noted roles, any movie lover will probably enjoy visiting the Hollywood wax museum. And, yes...you'll be able to take your picture alongside the figures of your favorite actors and actresses, in most cases!
If you'd like to see the Hollywood "stars" in wax images, then you'll love paying a visit to the Hollywood Wax Museum. Located just across the street from botht the Guinness and Ripley museums (and just down the street from Graumann's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood & Highland complex, and Disney's El Capitan Theater,) dropping into the Hollywood Wax Museum couldn't be more convenient.
You'll see the wax figures of many major screen stars posed in a setting from one of their famous movies. You'll tour along inside the museum at your own pace; stay as briefly at an exhibit as you'd like...or linger awhile to enjoy all the little details of these intricately sculpted figures.
The Hollywood Wax Museum phone number is 323-462-5991. The Hollywood Wax Museum's address is 6767 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. (See the "directions" section of this page to get details on how to get to the museum and the other Hollywood Blvd attractions.)
The Hollywood Wax Museum's hours of operation are as follows: Sundays thru Thursdays, opening time is at 9 am and closing time is at 12 Midnight. On Fridays and Saturdays, the open hours are from 9 am until a whopping 1 am in the morning! The museum opens daily, 364 days per year. It's closed on the day of the Oscar awards ceremony; the exact date varies from year to year.
If you'd like further information about this popular Hollywood tourist attraction, you may use the following link to view the
Hollywood Wax Museum's official website.
Directions to the Hollywood Blvd AttractionsAll of the tourist attractions described on this page lie within a few steps of the Hollywood Blvd/Highland Ave intersection. If you'd like to see a map of this area, you may use the next link to view a Google map to the Hollywood tourist attractions which have been discussed on this page.