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“A "Must See" to appreciate what Wildwood is all about!!!”

The Doo Wop Preservation League Museum
Ranked #10 of 34 things to do in Wildwood
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Owner description: League and tours dedicated to preserving the twenty-five, or so, vintage ninteen-fifties hotels and motels in Wildwood.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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167 reviews
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“A "Must See" to appreciate what Wildwood is all about!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

Went on their “Back to the 50’s” Doo Wop tour on 8/9/2011. Cost was $12.00 per person. We were taken on a school bus ride with “Tony” Anthony Fonzarelli, as the guide. He had a portable Public Announcement System on the bus and talked non-stop about various motels, buildings, lights, etc along the entire route that extended from North Wildwood all the way down thru Wildwood Crest. You don’t realize what you are looking at as you drive around until you go on this tour. It will give you a totally different view of that the Wildwoods are all about. Highly recommended!!! Tony the guide was very funny, with a great sense of humor, and you could tell that he really loves what he is doing. He even sings some of the old Doo Wop songs as you go through the tour. The building where you go to catch the bus is decorated in the 50’s style too. The old type of couches, coffee tables, melamine dishes, poodle skirts, etc. were there to bring back memories. There was a large computerized mural there that is interactive and lets you see videos and read about the 50’s. Most of the buildings in town, even the drug store, grocery store and Laundromat are “doo wopped”. You will see and learn so many things that you would never notice if you just drove through town on your own. A “must do” when in Wildwood.

Visited August 2011
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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2011

I went on the DOO-WOP bus tour during the 60's weekend this past Oct.
We were pleasantly surprised when on board the bus there was a guy whose name
I think was Billy O.Apparently, he was an addition to the tour,and apparently he had been a member of a 60's Rock Band. His knowledge of DOO-WOP was really cool,
and he explained how DOO-WOP came to be,and also he explained how the song Rock Around The Clock became the Anthem for Rock And Roll. It was the highlight of the tour !!

Visited October 2010
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“Wildwood Is An American Original”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2004

Wildwood has been one of the most popular beach and boardwalk destinations on the east coast for a century. The resort is preserving its character in the Doo Wop Museum which celebrates the beautifully preserved and restored mid-century architecture and culture loved by generations of American's. Like its sister community, Cape May, The Wildwoods are a state recognized historic district.

Don't miss the photos of the more than 120 midcentury hotels, motels and commercial buildings--the largest collection in the United States according to the University of PA. Also, entire restored rooms from mid-century America and historic photos of the Wildwoods exciting past and present. A fun way to spend a morning or afternoon while on vacation on the Jersey Cape.

We lived just a few miles away but did nto know the Doo Wop Museum existed until a couple years ago. We loved it.


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