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While you're visiting Southern California, you can enjoy a slew of family-friendly

Hollywood Attractions!



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!

Photo of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin imitators on Hollywood Blvd in front of the historic Grauman's Chinese Theater 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---

  • The Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Grauman's Chinese theater courtyard
  • Hollywood & Highland Mall
  • Hollywood Bowl museum
  • Disney Soda Fountain
  • Hollywood Sign

    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!

    A terrific location of the popular Madame Tussaud's wax museums awaits you on Hollywood Boulevard! You'll enjoy visiting their attractive building which features striking architecture---as well befits its prime real estate location next to Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Dolby (Kodak) Theater and the Hollywood & Highland mall. If you're not familiar with Madame Tussaud's, you'll be astonished to discover how fun a wax museum can be. At Madame Tussaud's, you'll not only SEE very realistic replicas of your favorite actors, singers and movie characters, you'll be able to POSE beside them and snap some very memorable pictures.

    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.

    Photo of the terrifying dinosaur atop Ripley's Believe It or Not museum on Hollywood Blvd in California

    What kid can resist the funny, silly...and often grotesque...oddities found in a Ripley's Museum? Hollywood Boulevard has a location of this popular preservation-site of the "weird and whacky." You'll find such "interesting" items as a (taxidermied) two-headed goat and a five-toed cow...along with oddly-shaped skeletons, and other strange items. It's like a permanent circus side-show!

    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!




    Photo of the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum on Hollywood Blvd in Southern California


    The Ripley's Believe It or Not phone number is 323-466-6335.

    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.

    Photo of the entry to the Guinness Book of World Records museum on Hollywood Blvd in Southern California
    Are you a fan of the Guinness Book of World Records? It's easy to enjoy tales of the best, the fastest, the longest, and the strongest. On Hollywood Boulevard, you can not only READ about people, plants and animals who are superlatives in their categories, you can also see pictures and enjoy displays of information about them. In the photo to your right, for example, you can see a replica of the world's tallest man...and see how YOU compare to his height.

    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!


    Photo of the Hollywood Wax Museum sign on Hollywood Blvd, California 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 Attractions

    Picture of the Chinese and Dolby Theaters, and the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, California. All 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.


    Directions to the Hollywood tourist attractions along Hollywood Blvd: From the US 101 Freeway through Hollywood, California, take the Hollywood Blvd exit and head WEST. Another way to get to the tourist-centered Hollywood Attractions is to take the Highland Ave exit of the 101 Freeway, then head SOUTH.


    Parking: A great place to park while you enjoy any of these interesting Hollywood attractions is to use the underground parking garage of the Hollywood and Highland mall located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. The entrances to the parking lot are NOT directly on Hollywood Blvd, however. You will need to access the parking lot from either Highland Ave or from Orange Drive. The fee to park in the Hollywood & Highland structure is $2/hour, with a maximum daily rate of $15. Validation of your parking ticket gets you a discounted parking rate, and is available if you patronize certain Hollywood & Highland restaurants and shops. (You must remember to ASK for the validation at these establishments.) That's the "simple" explanation of parking prices...but it's more complicated if you include the rules about validation and the times when "flat $15 rates" are charged. One way or the other, it's still the best parking option, and $15 for parking (which is the MOST you will pay here) would be considered extremely cheap in many cities. However, if you want to know all the details so you won't be surprised, here's a link to the Parking Info page of the Hollywood & Highland website.











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