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Guinness World of Records Museum Hollywood


Guinness World Record Museum in Hollywood

Guinness World Record Museum in Hollywood

Photo © 2004 Kayte Deioma, courtesy of www.KayteDeioma.com
The Guinness World of Records Museum on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard is housed in the oldest standing movie house in Hollywood, built in 1913 as a nickelodeon house, a precursor to movies. The current art deco facade was added later. The neon marquee was one of the first installed with wide side panels to attract passing drivers.

The museum houses a collection of photos, videos and artifacts representative of the thousands of world records in every kind of human endeavor yet conceived, from the amazing, to the disgusting. If you own the latest book and are fascinated by it, then by all means stop in. I find that once I've visited one somewhere in the world, that's enough for me, but my sister and her family were enthralled.

What's really missing here is a good collection of some LA-specific records, since there are many world records broken here, like the world's largest meatball at the Feast of San Gennaro Italian Festival, or the world record for the most lobsters served at an outdoor event at the Port of LA Lobster Festival.

It's open 365 days of the year from 10 am to midnight, so it's a harmless activity to do with the kids in Hollywood after dark.

There is a combination ticket available that includes admission to three LA pop culture museums including the Hollywood Wax Museum and Ripley's Believe It or Not. If you buy it from Guinness or the Wax Museum, you also get half off the Starring You photo opportunity with your name on the Walk of Fame.

Guinness World Record Museum
6764 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 463-6433

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