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House of Frankenstein Wax Museum

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Address: 213 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845-1401
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+1 518-668-3377
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A staple on the street.

Not as scary as you think, kind of amusing. Okay for pre teens. Maybe not so much for little kids. Frankenstein is always willing to take pictures.

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Linda D
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Not as scary as you think, kind of amusing. Okay for pre teens. Maybe not so much for little kids. Frankenstein is always willing to take pictures.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Not worth the money. Needs repairs and help with making the exhibits more realistic. The only part I liked and that was funny not scary was walking on the bridge with the lights circling around you. made you feel like you were going to fall.

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Thank Shannon M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

As other reviews suggest this is a slightly old-fashioned display, but I and my 17 year old son found it a lot of fun. A few slight scares and gory waxworks or torques and executions, but the best things are at the end - a mirror maze and a very disorienting walkway through a rotating sky. We much preferred it... More 

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Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place hasn't changed in the past 50 years and Frankenstein hasn't aged a bit! The only things that change are the displays in the main entrance...

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Thank Don K
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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8 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Definitely not suitable for young children. Nothing jumps out at you but it is very dark and quite grotesque. Absolutely nothing to do with Frankenstein (was he even in there somewhere?). And the tunnel that you have to exit through WILL make you extremely dizzy.

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

I thought the name of the place should be "House of Tortures". A lot of the scenes showed various torture methods used throughout history (like the hot poker to the mouth; crushing someone who was laying on a bed of nails with a concrete weight), or historical and fictional murderers (Jack the Ripper, Freddy Krueger, etc.). There's a sign at... More 

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Sherman, Connecticut
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The strip on lake George wouldn't be the same without Frankenstein. The wax museum is great a must see.

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Staten Island, New York
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have been to Lake George many times and always walked by this place. Finally, one later night walking back to our hotel, we stopped in. It was fun and silly!

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The place was set up like a haunted house so you half expect people to jump out at you... We weren't told to push the displays buttons to activated them figured that out half way through. Displays looked old and unrealistic was kind of lame.

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Thank Heather K
Marlboro, New York
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This wax museum has been a must see in my family as long as I could remember. I came to see it many years ago when I was little and now I'm taking my own daughter. Seeing Frankenstein outside is always fun. Things inside haven't changed much over the years. You walk down a bunch of hallways and look through... More 

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